How can you see the highlights of Manhattan in one day? Through this extensive guide centered on New York City’s biggest attraction – Broadway!
Broadway is the star of this guide and I’m sharing all the best things to do and see on Broadway so that you can have the most perfect day!
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160 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Weekdays (except Tuesday/closed) & Sundays 10am-8pm | Fridays & Saturdays 10am-10pm
RiseNY takes you on a soaring journey through New York’s past and present. You feel like you’ve been transported into different parts of the city’s history. It’s a combination of several museums into one and there is a lot to do and see. It’s one of my favorite things to do! And, one of the most amazing things to experience at RiseNY is their ride, which is a lot like Disney’s “Soarin’” and you can fly over the city. It’s such a fun experience that you do not want to miss!
Some of the city’s best sights are in the Broadway area. These sights include Grand Central, New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square.
If your day is centered on theater, you need to check out the historic Shubert Alley. Located on 7th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets, Shubert Alley features posters of all the Broadway shows that are playing and offers great photo opportunities! There is also a store that sells authentic Broadway souvenirs.
Home to Disney’s Aladdin, it is worth visiting The New Amsterdam Theatre, located at 214 West 42nd Street. It is one of the oldest surviving Broadway venues and was originally home to the Ziegfeld Follies.
HOLD FAST KITCHEN AND SPIRITS
364 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
The perfect pre-theater meal is at Hold Fast Kitchen and Spirits. It’s a locally owned restaurant with a Broadway veteran on the team and is the Broadway community’s favorite go-to spot for a meal. They have a cool atmosphere, great food, and delicious craft cocktails. I recommend starting with the fried burrata and the West Side Chicken Sandwich for your main dish.
THE LAMBS CLUB
132 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
If you’re looking for a fine dining pre-theater meal, then I recommend The Lambs Club. This was the center of the American Theatrical Industry in the 20th century and was the first Theatrical Club in the United States. Some famous and legendary Lambs include Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, John Wayne, and many more. I recommend the Pre-Theatre, prix fixe menu offered between 5pm and 6:30pm, every day. The food is delicious and a great spot for a pre-theater meal.
BEST BROADWAY SHOWS
The Lion King at The Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
There’s only one show that I can see over and over again and still be in awe each time I see it. What show is that? It’s Disney’s The Lion King! Truly, it’s one of the most heartwarming and wonderful stories that you’ll ever see. The show is approaching a landmark 25 years on Broadway and continues to be one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. It’s wonderful for all ages and fun for the entire family!
Aladdin at The New Amsterdam Theatre
214 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
You can never go wrong with a Disney show. Aladdin is elaborate, spectacular, and over the top fun! The show is perfect for a date night because of its music numbers and the dancing. It does slightly differ from the movie and features original music, music cut from the original film, plus never before scenes. It truly is magical!
362 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Located in the heart of the Theater District is Schmackary’s, a locally owned cookie shop. Their cookies have been dubbed as the unofficial cookie of Broadway! Many Broadway actors visit Schmackary’s so you never know who you might run into! Their original menu of 10 flavors has grown to include more than 75 unique cookie creations that change daily. It is THE spot for a pre or post Broadway sweet treat.
200 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018
I always like to end the day with a post theater cocktail. The Skylark is one of my favorite bars and has the most amazing Empire State Building views. It’s also the perfect spot to hang out after a show, unwind, and discuss all your thoughts about the show you saw and the fun day you had!
In conclusion, these are some of the best ways to celebrate and experience all that Broadway has to offer. Cheers to the most perfect Broadway themed day!