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Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson - Contributor at ShowTickets.com (Photo: Clay Williams)

A writer based in Manhattan, Craig Nelson loves to explore cities around the world and write about what he finds. With more than a dozen years of documenting New York City for various outlets, his passion for The Big Apple runs deep. He's also a fan of Las Vegas and loves to cover everything from the hottest shows to the newest attractions that arrive on The Strip. During his career, he's worked for travel and food publishers like Zagat, Not For Tourists, Frommer's and TripAdvisor. Writing for ShowTickets.com lets him keep up with what's happening in NYC and Vegas. In his free time, you'll find him dreaming about Italy and France in Central Park or hopping the subway to check out a new neighborhood somewhere in the five boroughs. 

Posts (120)

  • Spring is Here: 5 Top Experiences in New York City

    Category Guide

    |by Craig Nelson |April 6, 2017

    Spring is here in New York City. Goodbye, frigid temps of winter. Hello, spring blooms and sun-warmed days. From an exciting Broadway show to a scenic bike tour around Central Park, here are five ways to enjoy a spring fling in the Big Apple.

  • 10 Fascinating Walking Tours of New York City

    Category Tours

    |by Craig Nelson |March 20, 2017

    Want to see New York like a local? Hit the pavement. These 10 awesome walking tours reveal sides of the city you’d never see from a bus

  • Madame Tussauds New York Launches Kong: Skull Island Experience

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |March 10, 2017

    King Kong is back in New York City! But instead of climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, this time Kong is bringing his mighty roar to Madame Tussauds New York!

  • 10 Fascinating Facts About the 9/11 Memorial Museum in NYC

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |December 19, 2016

    ‘Never forget’ is the refrain connected to 9/11. This fascinating museum and tribute ensures that we never will

  • Secrets of Radio City Music Hall in NYC

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |December 8, 2016

    A peek behind the curtain of one of NYC's most famous theaters reveals its secret life as a cinema, the story behind the Rockettes, and its near miss as a tear-down in the 1970s

  • 10 Tours to Take for Captivating New York Views

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |December 7, 2016

    NYC views aren’t just about the skyline. They’re also about the High Line rising against the Hudson River, the mighty steel cables of the Brooklyn Bridgek, and the Statue of Liberty glowing in the moonlight

  • In a Hurry? 5 Best Tours to See NYC on A Short Visit

    Category Tours

    |by Craig Nelson |December 5, 2016

    These five sightseeing tours feature a wide slice of The Big Apple in just a few hours

  • 10 Ways to Make the Most of an Empire State Building Visit

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |September 29, 2016

    These 10 inside tips will make your visit an affair to remember

  • 10 Most Beautiful Fall Foliage in New York City

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |September 12, 2016

    Autumn in New York bursts with color. Here’s where to see the most beautiful foliage in the city

  • 10 Awesome Rainy Day Activities in New York City

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |September 1, 2016

    New York City’s indoor treasures rival its outdoor ones, and a rainy day presents the perfect opportunity to explore them. Here’s our roundup of the 10 best ways to make the most of a wet day in the city