Traveling to New York City
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK
From LAX, American, Delta, JetBlue, United and Virgin America offer nonstop service to New York, and Southwest, United, Delta, US Airways and American offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $444.
Inside Broadway Tours, (646) 820-1428, https://www.insidebroadwaytours.com. One-hour, 45-minute tours at 1 p.m. and or 4 p.m. daily. $35 a person
Radio City Stage Door Tour, (212) 465-6080, https://www.radiocity.com. $24.45 for adults; $19.50 for seniors and children younger than 12. Daily tours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE TO STAY
Kimberly Hotel, 145 E. 50th St.; (212) 702-1600, https://www.kimberlyhotel.com. One-bedroom suites from $279 a night. Concierge Peter Johnson can help theatergoers decide where their ticket dollars will be best spent.
Peninsula Hotel, 700 5th Ave.; (212) 956-2888, https://www.peninsula.com. From $595 a night. The beaux-arts building first opened as the Gotham Hotel in 1905. With its limestone carvings, columns and winding staircase, it conjures old New York, but its ultra-modern suites are larger than most Manhattan apartments.
Millennium Broadway, 145 W. 44th St.; (212) 768-4400, https://www.millenniumhotels.com. From $179 a night. It feels like Old Broadway here, with its Art Deco décor and original marble bathrooms. Some east-facing rooms have stunning views of the Chrysler Building.
Hotel Boutique, 128 E. 45th St.; (212) 297-0300, https://www.hotelboutiqueny.com. From $199 a night. Just opened this month and as value goes, it’s tough to beat.
WHERE TO EAT
Nada Sushi, 135 E. 50th St.; (212) 838-2537. Manhattan’s best-kept sushi secret, just steps from the Kimberley. The spicy tuna roll and hot miso eggplant appetizer reign supreme.
Osteria al Doge, 142 W. 44th St.; (212) 944-3643, https://www.osteria-doge.com. It spellbinds me every time with crispy fried Italian parsley atop crunchy, lemony calamari with a thick tomato sauce. Across the street from the Millennium Broadway.
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