Metropolitan Opera House
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Stroll through the courtyard of the Metropolitan Opera House even if you're not going inside for a performance. Every element of this opulent building -- from the limestone architecture, to the lobby's glittering chandelier, to the acoustics in the concert hall -- is gorgeous. Travelers call this opera house a feast for the eyes and ears.
Tickets are notoriously expensive (as much as $415 for the best seats), but the sticker shock evaporates quickly if you're into performing arts. You can try to score a same-day ticket at a discounted rate, plus there are discounts for senior citizens.
The Metropolitan Opera House features spring performances by the American Ballet Theater and fall and winter performances by the Met Opera Company. Show times and ticket prices vary by performance and seating, so check the Met Opera's website for further details.You'll find the opera house at Lincoln Center Plaza on Manhattan's Upper West Side -- take the 1 train to 66th Street.