With the most extensive collection of museums in the western hemisphere, no trip to New York would be complete without an at least a half day stop at one.  From the extravagant Metropolitan Museum of Art to the extensive Museum of Natural History, virtually anything you can think of, you can be sure they have a museum for it.  Many of the museums are tax payer funded therefore entrance fees are suggested donations. You pay what you want.  Look carefully before paying your fee.  A list of New York City museums can be found here:


Shows/Classical Music and Opera

Broadway shows are what many people come to New York to see when they visit.  Anything from big productions to off Broadway and off off Broadway is readily available every single day and night.   As the famous signature Frank Sinatra song put it most accurately; “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”  And this applies most aptly to Broadway here in New York where new stars dream to become big ones.  To see the Broadway shows you most want to see and to see what else is playing go here:

For information on where to get same-day half priced broadway tickets go here:

Keep in mind that since these are last minute tickets, seats are limited or not optimally located or you may not get to see the shows you want to see. 


Classical Music and Opera

For those lovers of classical music and opera, New York is as you might expect is also the classical music capital of the western hemisphere.  World famous venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House regularly host artists from all over the world.  For up to date information on current New York City performances and productions see here: