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Need advice for weekend getaway to NYC

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Need advice for weekend getaway to NYC

My husband and I are looking to get away for a weekend while my parents are visiting and can watch the kids. We are looking at going Saturday March 27 - 28. We would like to go see a show, have a nice dinner, and whatever else...so any recommendations for the following would be appreciated:

Broadway shows - thinking Wicked if I can get tickets, but any other recommendations?

Hotels? We won't have a car and don't want to spend more then $200 for the night, but want some place nice and in a nice area...anything reasonable by the theaters?

Dinner? Any suggestions for a nice but not crazy expensive dinner?

Any other suggestions for what to do for a short weekend trip?


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1. Re: Need advice for weekend getaway to NYC

Check travelzoo for nyc hotel deals, kayak is also a good search engine. Wicked is a great show, but also check broadwaybox.com for a list of discounted shows. There's so many good ones!

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try Priceline for Hotels. Pick area you want and then pick a 4 star hotel - probably start at $150. We are going this same weekend and this worked well for us in battery park area. We booked Millenium Hilton for $150 - but I understand there may be construction noise for WTC construction, so pick the area by Times Sq. - this has worked well for us many times.

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You need to be more specific about your likes and dislikes in order to get recommendations for theater and restaurants. Do you want to see a play or a musical? Drama or comedy? What sorts of food are you interested in? What is your budget/person for this nice meal?

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Wicked is still the most popular show on Broadway, never discounted and hard to get. With such short notice you may not find tickets at all unless you're willing to pay a high premium through a broker. If you can't find tickets on the official website, you might check the sold out section of




There are plenty of other good shows, many of which are discounted on the left column on Broadwaybox. In the Heights is wonderful as is the revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center.

Lots of restaurants do good value prix fixe dinners before the theater. Pick a show first and then we can help with a nearby restaurant.


will be a big help. The theaters are in the west 40's-50's. ViceVersa is an Italian I like in the 50's that's nicer than the average theater district place. There's also nice ethnic food like Toloache or Hell's Kitchen for Mexican, Akdeniz for Turkish...what kind of food do you like?

As for hotel, while I think the concept of using Priceline for a 1 night stay is a good one, it's sometimes hard to get a win for a 1 night Sat,. night stay and a common win in the TS area is the Sheraton which is really not very good right now (and will be renovated shortly). I'm not seeing a lot of great options under $200 for that night near the theaters. The Distrikt is a new hotel that's $199- 219 plus tax (15%) on the hotel's own website and should be very nice.


Yes, you can find some budget hotels like Radio City apartments or the Hotel at Times Square for a few dollars less, but it seems very little more to spend for a more enjoyable and luxurious feeling stay.

What else to do depends on your interests. A museum? A stroll through Central Park if it's nice weather? Maybe a cruise in the harbor


does a nice one. Brunch on Sunday?

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I would try Priceline for hotel. I bid on 4* times square and got the Hilton Times Square for $150/night + taxes for Mar. 19-21. Have stayed there before, it's in a great location.

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