THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK
From LAX, Delta, United, American, Virgin America and JetBlue offer nonstop service to New York; US Airways offers direct service (stop, no change of planes); and US Airways, American, Delta, United and Virgin America offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip service from $664, including taxes and fees.
WHERE TO STAY
Row NYC, 700 8th Ave.; (888) 352-3650, http://www.rownyc.com. Doubles from $179.
WHERE TO EAT
Flaming Saddles Saloon, 793 9th Ave.; (212) 713-0481, http://www.flamingsaddles.com. Strong drinks, country music. Drinks from $7.
Zabar's Cafe, 2245 Broadway; (212) 787-2000; bit.ly/1kpKXbg Inexpensive deli items (bagels, blintzes, sandwiches); $2-$6.
5 Napkin Burger, 630 9th Ave.; (212) 757-2277, http://www.5napkinburger.com. Burgers and fries from $15.
Katz's Delicatessen, 205 E. Houston St.; (212) 254-2246, http://www.katzsdelicatessen.com. Go for the pastrami — and the atmosphere. Sandwiches start at $11.30.
John's Pizzeria, 260 W. 44th St.; (212) 391-7560, http://www.johnspizzerianyc.com. Pizzas $13 and up.
WHERE TO GET SHOW TICKETS
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart": http://www.thedailyshow.cc.com/tickets
"Late Show With David Letterman": http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/tickets/
Discount Broadway show tickets: TKTS booth, 47th and Broadway, Times Square.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times