NYC’s Favorite Tourist Spot and Home of Broadway

Times Square New York and the Theater District are home to some of New York City’s most popular tourist attractions. Of course, Broadway, also known as the Great White Way, is most definitely for locals as well. Spend a bit of time here and make sure to see the lights at night, but remember, it is only 5 blocks, a tiny part of Manhattan!

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Recommended Restaurants | Broadway Shows | Photo Gallery

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Things to Do

new-york-city-tourist-attractions-madame-tussaudsMadame Tussaud Wax Museum
234 W 42nd, just west of 7th Ave

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Dave and Busters – same building as Madame Tussaud’s

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620 8th Ave, 40th/41st

Times Square is named after the New York Times

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NYC Discount Passes and Tours in Times Square

NY Explorer Pass
Choose Your Attractions
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New York Pass
Included Free and Discounted
The New York Pass

  • Madame Tussauds All Access
  • Ripleys Believe it or Not!
  • Bus Tour Packages
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Bus Tour Packages
  • Bowlmor Lanes Times Square – One free bowling game and shoe rental
  • Broadway Ticket Savings
  • Discount Jewel District Walking Tour
  • Dave & Buster’s $10 coupon
  • Planet Hollywood Coupon

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Recommended Restaurants

Restaurant Row (46th St, 8th/9th Aves) 30 restaurants on one block, most ‘touristy,’ all for Broadway theatre crowd, serving prix-fixe specials.

Ruby Foos (1626 Bway/49th St). Sushi, Chinese and other Asian

Croton Reservoir Tavern (108 W 40th St (6th/Broadway) Simple and easy American fare. Burgers, Steak, Ahi Tuna, great martinis! Read More: Croton Reservoir Tavern

Becco (355 W 46th, 8th Ave) – Italian, prix-fixe menus, all you can eat Pasta

Meskerem (468 W 47th , 10th Ave) – Ethiopian. Inexpensive, interesting, and if you’ve never eaten by using spongy bread to pick up your food (no utensils), it’s fun and a must-try. Most dishes are spicy and many are vegetarian friendly.

Also check out the recent “Taste of Time Square” Winners:

  • Bourbon Street Bar and Grille
  • Brasserie 1605
  • Carmine’s
  • Da Rosina Ristorante Italiano
  • Hourglass Tavern
  • Junior’s Times Square
  • Meson Sevilla
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Shula’s Steak House – Westin NY
  • Virgil’s Real Barbecue

See Midtown West for additional restaurant recommendations

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These stores run from 42nd to 48th Street, along 2 Avenues. Without stopping and shopping, the whole area would take 15 minutes to walk. See our new Times Square Photo Gallery.

7th Ave Stores and Restaurants

  • M&M World (48th)
  • Hersheys
  • MTV (44th)
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Broadway Stores and Restaurants

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MAC Cosmetics

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Disney Store

1540 Broadway – A 25,000 square foot space, formerly home to the Virgin Records Megastore.

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Forever 21

Four floors, over 90,000 square feet, and 121 changing rooms.

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Planet Hollywood

Times Square Swatch


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Toys R Us

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Times Square Hotels Quick Links

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AKA Times Square Apartments

Belvedere New York

Best Western President Hotel

Candlewood Suites

Casablanca Hotel

Comfort Inn Times Square

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Doubletree Suites

Hotel Edison

Hotel Mela

The Hotel at Times Square

InterContinental Times Square

New York Marriott Marquis

The Muse Hotel

Portland Hotel Times Square

Radio City Apartments

Renaissance Hotel

Residence Inn

Royalton Hotel

Stay New York

Staybridge Suites

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New York City Boutique Hotels –
Times Square

Casablanca Hotel New York


From: $252

Casablanca Hotel New York

Celebrated as one of the most popular boutique hotels in NYC, the Casablanca Hotel is a hidden gem, located just steps away from vibrant Times Square. A charming boutique, the Casablanca Hotel Times Square was inspired by the romance of the movie, “Casablanca.” This hotel is an oasis of luminous Moroccan glamour and hospitality, only outshined by its talented and eager to please staff.

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Belvedere Hotel New York


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Belvedere Hotel New York

Opened in 1930, The Belvedere Hotel includes Art Deco touches in a marble lobby and on its facade. Just off the lobby, a popular, independently operated Brazilian restaurant offers rodizio-style dining (grilled meats sliced at the table) and a Brazilian band Tuesday–Saturday nights. Two blocks from the hotel, Restaurant Row on West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues features some 20 restaurants. Most offer fixed-price pre-theater menus.

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The Muse Hotel


From: $188

Boutique Hotels Times Square | Muse Hotel

With 200 rooms, the beautifully renovated Muse Hotel New York is a serene, stylish sanctuary centered in midtown Manhattan. With top-notch service, exquisite amenities and luxurious comfort, each spacious guestroom is a sophisticated, artful inspiration. Housed in New York City’s theater district in the historic Leavitt Building, adjacent to NIOS restaurant and wine bar.

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Hotel Mela


From: $169

Boutique Hotels Times Square | Hotel Mela

Hotel Mela is relaxed, at home sophistication and excitement in the heart of Times Square. Guests will experience immediate warmth, awakening the five senses, as they enter an urban oasis. With their Concierges called, “Agents of Desires,” trained in the art of personal service and ready to cater to your every need…what are you waiting for?

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Suite Hotels New York City – Times Square

Doubletree Suites Times Square


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DoubleTree Suite Hotel New York City

The Doubletree Guest Times Square Suites boasts over 450 suites with twelve conference suites and two, two-bedroom “presidential” style suites. The hotel is known for providing some of the largest rooms in NYC. All suites are intended to provide a “home” like atmosphere and include kitchenette facilities, work areas, comprehensive electronics and luxury toiletries and linens. Offering guests several dining area and lounges, facilities such as a pool and fitness center, and complete business services, the hotel appearls to both business and leisure travelers.

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Radio City Apartments


From: $230

Radio City Apartment  Suite Hotel New York City

The rooms of the Radio City Apartments New York City are comfortable and contemporary, and all one or two bedroom apartments. Like apartments, the rooms have en suite bathrooms and kitchens where guests can cook their own meals. The kitchens are stocked with cooking and eating utensils necessary for the comfort and convenience of guests. All of the rooms have cable televisions and telephones.

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Cheap Budget Hotels – Times Square


Comfort Inn Times Square


From: $130

Comfort Inn Cheap Budget Hotels NYC

The Comfort Inn on 46th St is not expensive by New York standards but is recommended only for those who can deal with clean but small hotel accommodations. The hotel is steps from Times Square, 2 blocks from the 49th Street Subway, features a 24-hour gym, rooms with free Wi-Fi, an iPod docking station and a flat-screen cable TV. There is another Comfort Inn close by on 39th Street.

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Best Western President Hotel


From: $126

Best Western President Hotel at Times Square

With a $15 Million Dollar recent makeover, making this hotel into a modern classic, the Best Western has free wireless internet, flat screen televisions, free local phone calls, in-room coffee makers, i-home docking stations, complimentary weekday newspaper, in-room safe. On-Site Fitness Center, State-of-the-art Business Center, Conference Room- Two Restaurants, Lobby Bar, Room Service and 44 Suites with sleeper sofas.

234 West 48th St at 8th Ave.

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Subways to Times Square

  • 1, 2, 3 along Broadway and 7th Ave
  • A, C, E along 8th Avenue
  • N, R, Q, W
  • 7 or Shuttle (S) from the east side (Grand Central)

Times Square Printable Map

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Times Square New York and Theater District NYC Map
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Latest News and Events

New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Kid’s Night On Broadway – Halloween Special – kids go free with adult

Spain Art Fest´10 – On October 6 and 7 a selected group of talented New York based Spanish artists will take over Times Square Plaza, between 46 and 47 streets, featuring the newest trends on Contemporary Spanish Video Art Installations and Performance.

Evening at the Opera in Times Square – an annual Times Square tradition, the Opening Night of The Metropolitan Opera will be shown on seven Times Square giant video screens. Monday, September 27, 2010 Pre-show interviews begin at 6:15, hosted by Deborah Voigt Performance starts at 6:45pm.

Broadway on Broadway, part of Back to Broadway Month, is a free concert in Times Square by The Broadway League and Times Square Alliance.

August 14 – Times Square Kiss-In, hundreds of people will recreate the famous victory kiss between a U.S. sailor and nurse, captured forever on the cover of LIFE Magazine.

June 2013 – January 2014 Lego Exhibit at Discover CenterSee The Art of the Brick Lego Exhibit by Nathan Sawaya.

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