Thanks to Toyota for providing a Rav4 for this post. All opinions are my own.
There are so many fun aspects of New York City. So many amazing sights and things to do. One of the fun things to do in New York City is to go see Broadway shows. Earlier this year, I spent a weekend in the city and was able to go see multiple Broadway shows throughout the weekend.
My suggestions for getting tickets to shows are going to depend on a variety of factors.
First of all, if there are specific shows you want to see, and know that you want good seats then buy those tickets before you head out to the city. Also, if you have a relatively large group and all want to sit together I recommend buying the tickets early.
If you don’t have a preference for shows, then an app like Today’s Tix or TKTS is a great option because you can often get a good deal on the tickets. You probably aren’t going to find tickets for The Lion King or Wicked for a discount; however, some of the less popular (but still good) shows are easily available. At TKTS, there is also a separate line for musical vs play so if you are getting tickets to a play you can often wait in a shorter line. Even though the line looks daunting, it moves quickly, so don’t be intimidated.
When I planned my long weekend of Broadway shows, I did somewhat of a combination of these two approaches. For the show that I really wanted to see I bought the tickets beforehand and then played it by ear to get other tickets. Since I was only needing a single ticket, it was easy for me to get good seats for performances either the same or next day.
Depending how ambitious you are, it is possible to see multiple shows in a day as well. See one as a matinee in the early afternoon then head to another in the evening. Most of the shows I saw started after 7pm so it would have been easy to catch one earlier in the day.
In the past, I’ve posted about how to navigate the NYC public transit and think that it is a great option for traveling around Manhattan; however, a long weekend is also a great way to work NYC into an extended East Coast trip. This is actually how I visited New York City for the first time – on a family trip to the East Coast. Having a car like the Toyota Rav4 is a great way to drive around the East Coast. It is small enough to maneuver the city; but there is still plenty of space for people and suitcases.
The first thing I noticed in the Toyota Rav4 were these cinnamon colored seats. It was definitely a fun surprise when I opened the door. It was also super comfortable while driving around and I totally enjoyed some heated seats on the chilly fall mornings. The cinnamon coloring extended throughout the interior and added a nice touch throughout the car. The Rav4 has awesome trunk space, I’ve driven them in the past as well and easily fit multiple suitcases and backpacks behind the second row.
If you are going to be heading to New York City, take some time to watch a Broadway show (or three) and have an amazing time. I also recommend you check out the Toyota Rav4 if you are in the market for a new car!
Cris of Kiss My Tulle says
TKTS is my jam! I always head there first to see what shows are discounted and then buy tickets for ones that they don’t have elsewhere.
I’m a theater buff & am actually heading to NYC in December, thanks for the great suggestions!
carrie @ frugal foodie mama says
I totally want to plan a trip to NYC some day JUST to see a few Broadway shows! :)
Sounds like so much fun! That rav4 looks amazing.
Jessica Holoka says
I’ve only ever seen one Broadway show (Grease), but I definitely have a long list of shows that I would love to see one of these days! So many people have Rav4’s around here. I’m in Jersey, but it still gets as congested as the city so it’s nice to have a smooth ride that’s a decent size.
I love Broadway shows!! I use to go to them all the time when I lived in NYC! My friend also has that car and loves it!
Heeeey! I just drove the RAV4 for a week and I was so, so, so very sad to give it up! I’ve been a Toyota owner for over a decade, so I’m a huge fan of the brand in general, but I was so in love with several of the RAV4’s features… Dynamic Radar Cruise Control most of all!
Brooke Pakulski says
I am OBSESSED with the interior in that car!
I’m all about seeing some shows in NYC. My favorite was seeing Rent. I went the first year it was on Broadway and no one and nothing beats that show with the original cast!
lani // life anchored says
Sounds like it was an amazing trip!
There is nothing I love more than Broadway shows!
Daaaang that car is nice. I love the interior!