When visiting New York City, there's a cornucopia of riches when it comes to things to do, but that can often be a bit overwhelming. With the world's best theater including shows like Fiddler on the Roof playing on Broadway, massive concerts and festivals around the area, and some of the most historic sports teams of all time nearby, deciding how to spend your time in the Big Apple can be tough.
Those new to the New York City scene can't miss the opportunity to see a musical or play. You can take a shot at winning $10 lottery tickets for Hamilton, but realistically you're better off trying for one of the other amazing productions that are gracing the Great White Way this summer.
The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre is the most financially successful Broadway show of all time, and for good reason. With a stellar story and beautiful music, this is a show that everyone should see. James Barbour currently dons the Phantom's mask. Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera range from just $29-$169 directly from the box office.
The Broadway Theatre is showing the popular revival of Fiddler on the Roof, which is considered one of the best musicals of all time. The cast features Danny Burstein as Tevye and Jessica Hecht as Golde, and it's a show people of all ages will enjoy as they learn the value of family and tradition through song. Tickets for Fiddler on the Roof can be purchased directly through Telecharge, where prices range from $29-$169.
Baseball fans will want to head over to Citi Field the weekend of July 8-10, as the New York Mets play host to the division rival Washington Nationals. Resale tickets average $101, with the cheapest ticket going for just $14, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ. On Sunday, July 10, the first 15,000 fans will receive wristbands featuring Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, and kids 12 and under can take part in Mr. Met Dash, running the bases after the game.
Or if the American League is more your style, The New York Yankees will face off against divisional foes the Boston Red Sox on July 15-17. This will be one of David "Big Papi" Ortiz' final appearances at the Stadium, and tickets for the series average $121, with the cheapest ticket up for grabs for just $22.
New York City will also host two major music festivals this July and September. Music lovers will want to head to Randall's Island the weekend of July 22-24 for the Panorama Music Festival, which features more than 50 musical acts, including Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Prinze George and Sia. Passes for the three-day event average $464, with $205 being the cheapest find.
For fans of electronic dance music, Electric Zoo is a national favorite. The top-billed music festival finishes out the summer over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7 on Randall's Island. Acts scheduled to appear include Tiesto, Hardwell and Bassnectar, to name a few. Passes for Ezoo begin at $150, and all three-day passes average $326.