People on the walk at Times Square, New York City
People on the walk at Times Square, New York City

Times Square

Junction of 42nd Street, Seventh Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10036

The basics

As a major commercial intersection and one of New York City's most popular areas, the "Crossroads of the World" features on just about every sightseeing tour of the city, along with the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Rockefeller Center. Many visitors come to the area to enjoy a Broadway show or behind-the-scenes theater tour. Day trips to the Big Apple from Boston often include short Times Square tours, and hop-on, hop-off bus tours stop nearby.

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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
$39.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great info on the theaters and who they were named for
John was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the history of each theater and sprinkled in Broadway superstitions and interesting stories. Highly recommended. Short- about an hour but lots of info in that time
Renee_L, Mar 2024

Things to know before you go

  • The square is a must-see for first-time New York City visitors.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to walk; Times Square is best explored on foot.

  • If you take photos with costumed street performers, be prepared to tip.

  • You can book Broadway tickets ahead of time (ideal if you want to guarantee your seats). Alternatively, pick up same-day discount tickets at the Times Square ticket booth on W. 47th Street.

  • The area's many hotels and department stores are your best bets for finding restrooms in Times Square.

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How to get there

Times Square is a triangular area formed by the intersection of 42nd Street, Seventh Avenue, and Broadway, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s theater district. There are several subway stations nearby, including 49th Street and Times Square/42nd Street Stations.

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When to get there

The always-busy Times Square offers some of the city’s best people-watching—there isn’t a bad time to visit. At night, though, the lights and billboards look their brightest. The square floods with visitors during the annual Times Square Ball Drop.

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Attractions in Times Square

In addition to its role as the hub of the theater world, Times Square is home to numerous other attractions—many perfect for families—including Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, M&M’s World, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, and Hershey’s Times Square. You’ll find some of New York City’s most famous restaurants along Restaurant Row on West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.

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