The prospect of going on a summertime trip to New York City can seem like a daunting one. Finding somewhere to stay can be difficult, getting around is almost always an adventure (at least a small one) and almost everything in NYC costs a little bit more than it does in other places – or does it?
There are plenty of New York Explorer Pass attractions discount tickets available in the City That Never Sleeps – you just have to know where to look.
If you want to get into a Carnegie Hall concert for the cost of two Subway sandwiches, grab a $10 partial-view ticket and see a show at the iconic venue’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Same-day tickets go on sale at the box office beginning at noon and there is a two-ticket limit per person. Students and seniors also qualify for $10 tickets providing they have valid photo ID. Box office sales are cash only.
To combine some sight-seeing with an inexpensive show, head down to the Financial District and take in a concert at Trinity Church or St. Paul’s Chapel. As the name would suggest, all shows in the Concerts at One series begin at 1 p.m. Although shows are normally held at St. Paul’s Chapel (which is extremely close to the 9/11 Memorial site) on Mondays and at Trinity Church on Thursdays during the year, concerts are exclusively held at Trinity on Thursdays during the summer. Both places of worship have interesting histories and Trinity Church qualifies as a National Historic Landmark. Shows at both venues are free, although donations are accepted and recommended.
Want to get out of the heat and into the air-conditioned atmosphere of a museum? Consider taking a trip to the American Museum of Natural History, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square or the Museum of Modern Art NYC.
If you feel like something doing a little out of the ordinary during your trip, travel back in time by grabbing some New York Explorer Pass Attractions Discount Tickets to the New York Renaissance Faire. Guests of the faire can take in dozens of performers spread across multiple stages, watch an authentic jousting match or show their skills at archery, sword fighting or axe throwing. There will also be things you don’t see every day like fire-eating, stilt-walking and acrobatics. Half-price tickets are available for the faire on August 2, 3, 9 and 10 for $12.
For a chance at free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park, sign up for the daily ticket lottery. Just enter the virtual lottery after midnight of the day you want to attend and then check back during the afternoon to see if you’ve been chosen to attend the performance. It sure beats lining up early in the morning to wait for tickets in the park itself.
Looking for things to do in New York that will allow you to see the city in style? The New York Movie Sites Tour, Brooklyn Tour, Uptown and Harlem Bus Tour or a NYC Twilight Cruise are all great choices!