Trip to NYC/Broadway

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manatee2005
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Re: Trip to NYC/Broadway

Post by manatee2005 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:48 am

Starfish wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:46 pm
manatee2005 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:19 pm
Crow Hunter wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm
What about hotels/travel?

Any places to avoid?
If you are looking for places to avoid I'd say avoid NYC. :happy
Why?
Not my favorite city but definitely a place to see and spend some time. One if top 2-3 in US.
It's true that for 2000$ she could go Paris or London. But that is a completely different thing.
I’d avoid Paris and London too. I’m more of a coastal California person.

muffins14
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Re: Trip to NYC/Broadway

Post by muffins14 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:56 am

manatee2005 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:48 am
Starfish wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:46 pm
manatee2005 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:19 pm
Crow Hunter wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm
What about hotels/travel?

Any places to avoid?
If you are looking for places to avoid I'd say avoid NYC. :happy
Why?
Not my favorite city but definitely a place to see and spend some time. One if top 2-3 in US.
It's true that for 2000$ she could go Paris or London. But that is a completely different thing.
I’d avoid Paris and London too. I’m more of a coastal California person.
Is this productive for the OPs question?

manatee2005
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Re: Trip to NYC/Broadway

Post by manatee2005 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:07 pm

muffins14 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:56 am
manatee2005 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:48 am
Starfish wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:46 pm
manatee2005 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:19 pm
Crow Hunter wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm
What about hotels/travel?

Any places to avoid?
If you are looking for places to avoid I'd say avoid NYC. :happy
Why?
Not my favorite city but definitely a place to see and spend some time. One if top 2-3 in US.
It's true that for 2000$ she could go Paris or London. But that is a completely different thing.
I’d avoid Paris and London too. I’m more of a coastal California person.
Is this productive for the OPs question?
OP already booked his hotel and theater tickets. Now we’re just shooting the breeze.

zero sum guy
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Re: Trip to NYC/Broadway

Post by zero sum guy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:00 pm

You don't need to stay in the midtown area. There are hotels that charge a cheaper rate and are quite accessible via the subway.
Don't take buses as they are very slow in midtown traffic.
As for dinner, try Becco, an Italian restaurant with great food. $26 dinner includes a salad and all you can eat of three Italian pasta entrees with great bread. Great service and they will get you out before your show starts. Located on West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, steps away from Broadway shows. 30 buck bottles of wine too.
Olive Garden is on Broadway and charges you more for microwaved food.
You must reserve a couple of days before for dinner and it gets crowded, but the food is great.
Forget about those other chain restaurants, you are in New York City.
This is a food experience.

zero sum guy
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Re: Trip to NYC/Broadway

Post by zero sum guy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:21 pm

For getting great hotel rates, I used Trivago.
But, I am going to Philadelphia for the next three days, and I tried that with a minimum of $140 per night in a 4 star hotel in Center City.
Instead, I tried Hotwire and got a 100 dollar a night rate for a 4 to 5 star hotel with a lot of positive ratings from travelers.
With them, you don't know the specific name of the hotel until you submit your selection for the above mentioned rate.
I got the 4 star rated Westin in Center City and I booked it for a substantial savings over Trivago's rate.
The point is, try Hotwire and you can specify the hotel ratings, traveler's rating and the specific neighborhood or location.
Try not to get Chinatown, midtown and anything above 86th Street--those other areas might be a bit noisy especially when you go to sleep.

teniralc
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Re: Trip to NYC/Broadway

Post by teniralc » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:25 pm

Crow Hunter wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:21 pm
My wife is wanting to take her Mother to NYC to watch Music Man with Hugh Jackman once it starts playing.

Neither of us has ever been to NYC or tried to get tickets to a Broadway show.

Travel agent or are there "package deals" or is there a better way to go about this?

Any advice would be appreciated.
https://www.orbitz.com/Broadway-New-Yor ... Attraction

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