New York City has an unlimited number of attractions to visit and sights to see. Its famous theater district is, in itself, reason enough to plan a trip. With the sheer number of Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to attend.

Choosing a Show

New York shows can be dramas, comedies, musicals, plays, or one person shows. It can be helpful to narrow down the list to your favorite type. It’s also best to plan your trip months in advance to ensure tickets are available for the night you wish to attend. You probably aren’t going to be able to get tickets to Hamilton, but with the amount of amazingly talented people in theater, you will definitely leave satisfied.

Reading Reviews

Another great way to decide which shows to see is to read NYC theater reviews. Spending a few minutes researching the current shows can lead you to a hidden gem that isn’t something you would otherwise find. Plus, once you find a critic you trust, it’s a fantastic way to learn about new shows and plan further trips to the theater.

Planning Your Trip

After choosing a show and securing tickets, it’s time to plan your stay. There are dozens of hotels within walking distance to the Broadway district. It isn’t essential to stay within walking distance, but it can certainly help set the background for a theatrical trip. Of course, there are hundreds of other New York City attractions to visit in between shows, from restaurants to sightseeing or a walk around Central Park.

Choosing a show to watch in New York City can be a daunting task. However, with the right amount of research, you will be sure to find the best one for you. For a true Broadway trip, bring a friend who will appreciate the shows as much as you, and start planning.