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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Times Square New York

Times Square NYC Things to Do

Madame Tussaud Wax Museum

Madame Tussaud Wax Museum

Get your selfie on at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, one of the most popular things to do in Times Square. When you’re done snapping photos with over 225 shockingly lifelike wax figures of the biggest stars and icons in entertainment, sports and history, make sure to play some games and have a drink at Dave and Busters, located in the same building.

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Discovery Center Times Square

The Hunger Games Exhibition NYC

The Hunger Games Exhibition
July 1, 2015 – January 3, 2016

The Discovery Center is a huge 60,000 square foot space, hosting very interactive and educational exhibits that cover modern as well as historical themes. Recent exhibits include The Hunger Games, MARVEL Avengers, Harry Potter, Legos, Spy – The Secret World of Espionage and many more.

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New Years Eve in Times Square

New Years Eve in Times Square

New Years Eve is the most popular event in Times Square every year.

For those willing to brave the crowds or looking for hotel specials, check out our complete guides to:

NASDAQ Market Site

NASDAQ Market Site

While you probably won’t be able to go inside, make sure to look up at their high-tech electronic display, which wraps around the cylindrical NASDAQ building, providing up-to-the-minute financial news, market highlights, and advertisements. Located at 43rd and Broadway.

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New York Times Building

New York Times Building

620 8th Ave, 40th/41st

Did you Know? Times Square is named after the New York Times

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NYC Discount Passes and Tours in Times Square

The New York Pass

The New York Pass Included Free and Discounted:

  • 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

New York Explorer Pass – Choose Your Attractions

  • Madame Tussauds All Access
  • Ripleys Believe it or Not!
  • Bus Tour Packages

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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

Meske (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

Times Square MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics

Disney Store Times Square NYC

Disney Store

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

Times Square Forever 21

Forever 21

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

Times Square Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood

Times Square Swatch


Times Square NY Toys R Us Ferris Wheel

Toys R Us

Nasdaq Times Square

NASDAQ MarketSite

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Times Square Hotels Quick Links

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New York City Boutique Hotels | Times Square

Casablanca Hotel New York

3 Star Rating

From: $228

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.

Belvedere Hotel New York

3 Star Rating

From: $135

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.

The Muse Hotel

4 Star Rating

From: $246

Muse Hotel Times Square | Boutique Hotels

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.

Hotel Mela

4 Star Rating

From: $212

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 in Times Square

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Cheap Budget Hotels – Times Square

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Best Times Square New Years Eve Hotels

Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels

If watching the world’s most famous ball drop at midnight from your own New Year’s Eve NYC Hotel is on your bucket list, then don’t miss your chance to reserve a special NYE package in NYC.
Some of our favorites include:

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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)
  • Ballpark Address: 1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Times Square Printable Map

Times Square New York Map
Times Square New York and Theater District NYC Map
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