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Times Square

Broadway shows, fine food, and cool things to do in Times Square

The lights of Times Square shine brightly to amaze anyone that walks through. This area is known as the Crossroads of the World. Times Square is thought to be one of the busiest tourist attractions in the world with an estimated 50 million visitors per year.

Broadway Shows & Ticket Booths at Times Square 

Broadway shows have been performed here starting since the early days of vaudeville. There are so many different broadway and off-broadway shows currently in theatre at the moment ( see here for whats currently on) that there is something for everyone to enjoy and indulge in! Underneath the huge billboards is the ticket booths where one can get great last-minute discounted Broadway show tickets.

All of the double-decker buses, including CitySightseeing and Big Bus, use 42nd Street as the main stop, making it a hop on hop off point to all points in the city.

Family-friendly museums & exhibits at Times Square 

Family friendly fun includes Ripley’s, Madame Tussauds New York, Gulliver’s Gate, and National Geographic exhibits. Music lovers will appreciate Planet Hollywood, The Hard Rock Cafe and BB King among things to do in Times Square. For those with a sweet tooth, M&M and Hersheys have huge stores in the area.
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Free areas to explore at Times Square 

When it’s time to relax, Bryant Park and the New York Public Library are not to be missed. Bryant Park serves as an ice skating rink in the winter and a free concert and open movie night during the summer.

Popular shopping and Dining areas in Times Square 

Need a watch? Times Square now abounds with watch stores with all brands including TISSOT, the official timekeeper of the NBA. Stop in at the Disney Store, CHAMPS and many other fine stores.
Dining is available on early every corner from Heartland Brewery, Dave and Busters, Susshirito, and Applebees to Carmines, Ruth’s Steakhouse and Oceana Restaurant.
The area is easily accessible with the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station and Grand Central which are all within walking distance.

Times Square

GETTING THERE

You can reach this neighborhood by Subway; A, C, E, F, B, N, W, Q, D, M, R, 1.2,3, 7, S. Most city buses stop in or near Times Square. Buses coming in from out of town stop in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Out of town and Amtrak trains stop in nearby Grand Central and Penn Station. Street parking for private cars is available at night or in 24 hours parking lots in the area.

LOCALS LOVE

Broadway, Hard Rock Cafe, Disney Store, Madame Tussauds, Bubba Gump Shrimp, TISSOT, Heartland Brewery

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