- Never let anyone touch your Metro card – Nana was “helped” by what we thought was a nice man while she tried to get her Metro card to work. In reality he was a thief who palmed her unlimited ride card & traded it for a one ride card. We didn’t realize it until we went to ride the subway the next time.
- You can save serious coin by buying your Broadway tickets on the day of the show at the TKTS booth – We saved 50% when buying 2 tickets (~$130 for one show and ~$180 on the other show…these are totals for both tickets).
- If you decide to go the TKTS route, buy tickets to the more popular shows on earlier days – The variety of shows available to us on Thursday was much greater than on Saturday.
- Just realize that the super new and/or popular shows will most likely not be available at the TKTS office. If you have your heart set on those shows, buy them in advance.
- If you want to buy something at Tiffany’s on a budget hit floor 3 for beautiful sterling silver jewelry. – It’s still not cheap but you can find something pretty for under $200.
- The Quicksilver store on Times Square has super cute, well made T-shirts that say New York for men, women and children. They are stylish and won’t fall apart after one wash like the ones hawked on street corners.
- If you have Broadway tickets on Friday or Saturday night you NEED reservations for dinner. Everyone & their dog are trying to eat dinner before 8pm. If you don’t have reservations you will end up eating at somewhere subpar. Ask me how I know. 🙂
- The best way to really see New York is a walking tour. There is a lot you can see from a bus tour but you will have issues with traffic & you can’t see things up close.
- If you eat at Carnegie Deli, share a sandwich. I would recommend the hot pastrami with a side of coleslaw. This is the perfect meal for two ravenous people for lunch. Really….I’m not kidding….don’t try to eat this alone, it is just too big.
- Last but not least….I can not stress this enough….wear comfortable shoes!!!!!
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