Times Square is not an actual square, is an intersection between 2 main avenues: Broadway and 7th Avenue. The square is named after the famous newspaper, the New York Times, which moved here its headquarters in the 1970s. Times Square has become the most visited place in New York City. Thousands of thousands of visitors come here every day to experience the spectacle of neon lights and giant LED screens.
The portion of Broadway between 42nd and 47th street is closed to traffic and it is accessible only to pedestrians. Here you will find umbrellas, tables and chairs available to everybody. Just sit down and enjoy the frantic and frenzied life of this famous square.Times Square is also the home of New York New Year’s Eve celebration, when the ball drops down from the spire of a Times Square building and the countdown begins!
How to get to Times Square - Map
Times Square is really located in the center of Manhattan and there are many metro stations that serve it. The lines that arrive directly at Times Square are the N Q R W and get off at 42nd Street on 7th Ave.
If you want to stop for something to eat during your visit, you will be spoiled for choice ... from sliced pizza for $ 1 (approx) to the most classic restaurants. We want to point out some of our choices:
The View - Revolving American bar & grill on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis with Times Square views
Etcetera Etcetera - Italian Cuisine Restaurant
Swing 46 Club for a Live Music Dinner and lots of fun!
Hard Rock Cafe: 1501 Broadway New York.
Applebee's Times Square: 234 W 42nd St btw 7th & 8th
Buco di Beppo Times Square: 1540 Broadway
Carmine's Restaurant: 200 W 44th St btw Broadway & 8th Ave Typical family restaurant, large portions to share
Planet Hollywood Times Square: 1540 Broadway
Shopping in Times Square
M&M’s World good for kids and adults
Yankee Clubhouse Shop
Disney's Store: 1540 Broadway, New York
Times Square Hotels
If you decide to sleep in this area of Manhattan, well you can find everything, from the 5 Star Luxury Hotels to the Comfort Hotel and the Budget Hotels, it's always difficult to go under price, while it is very easy to have bad experiences. We point to you some famous hotels ..
Times square is the home of many world-famous theaters, here the most famous Musicals are performed every day by award-winning actors. Musical like the Lion King, Phantom of The Opera, Chicago reach thousands of viewers every week.
Some of these theaters have a centenary history, and for New York it's not too small! The oldest Broadway theaters are:
The Belasco Theatre 1907
Hirschfeld Theatre 1924
Lyceum Theatre 1903
Music Box Theatre 1923
New Amsterdam Theatre 1903
Booth Theatre 1913
Palace Theatre 1913
Winter Garden Theatre 1911
We offer Orchestra, Front Mezzanine and Premium Tickets at a discounted price! Please check-out the complete List of Shows and Musicals --
Planning a vacation shouldn't be stressful. We all know plans might change, that is why we offer free cancellation for most of our services and tours. *
*exclusions may apply, please refer to each tour.
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