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Times Square Tours

The neon lights and video billboards of Times Square are one of New York City’s most well-known landmarks. This triangular intersection between Broadway, 42nd Street, and Seventh Avenue is home to the Big Apple’s famous theaters and the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop—an essential Manhattan experience.

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 Top of the Rock. Many visitors come to Times Square to enjoy a Broadway show or behind-the-scenes theater tour. Day trips to the Big Apple from Hartford or Boston often include a stop at Times Square as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Times 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.
  • Be sure to book theater tickets well ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

How to Get There
Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in the Broadway Theater District, Times Square is a triangular area formed by the intersection of 42nd Street, Seventh Avenue, and Broadway. It’s surrounded by several subway stations, including 49th Street and Times Square/42nd Street Stations.

When to Get There
The always-busy Times Square offers some of the city’s best people watching—there isn’t really a bad time to visit. At night, though, the lights and billboards look their brightest.

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. Some of New York City’s most famous restaurants can be found along Restaurant Row: West 46th Street between 8th and 9th avenues.

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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour, New York City, null
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour

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Join this fast-paced 3-hour photography tour of Manhattan's architectural gems. Learn how to photograph the iconic locations of Times Square, Grand Central, ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Ripley's Believe it Or Not and Dining Experience in Times Square, New York City, Photography Tours
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Ripley's Believe it Or Not and Dining Experience in Times Square

Enter the world of the uncanny and the bizarre at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Times Square. With hundreds of weird and unusual artifacts displayed in over 20 ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.99
Crossroads of the World Running Tour, New York City, Dining Experiences
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Crossroads of the World Running Tour

Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square entered the nation's consciousness in 1904, when it was renamed after the New York Times building that became the ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour, New York City, Running Tours
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Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

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Discover the magic of Broadway productions like 'The Lion King' and 'Aladdin' with a behind-the-scenes tour of Disney’s landmark New Amsterdam Theatre, ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Midtown Sights and Bites Tour, New York City, Kid Friendly Tours & Activities
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Midtown Sights and Bites Tour

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Explore the very center of New York City with expert local guides. You’ll see famous sights and get the inside scoop on places like Times Square, Rockefeller ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Party, New York City, Walking Tours
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New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop Party

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Watch the famous Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve from an exclusive Manhattan party suite, high above the crowds. Enjoy an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, New York City, New Years
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

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Enter the world of the uncanny and the bizarre at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Times Square. With hundreds of weird and unusual artifacts displayed in over 20 ...  Read more

Location: New York City, United States
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Broadway Dessert Tour, New York City, Attraction Tickets
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Broadway Dessert Tour

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This walking dessert tour combines Broadway history with quintessentially New York-style desserts, led by a real NYC actor. Discover the stories behind the ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Times Square Walking Tour, New York City, Food Tours
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Times Square Walking Tour

Explore one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world on this guided, 1-hour sightseeing tour. Start at the Discovery Times Square exhibit space, then see many ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Day Trip from Hartford CT to New York City by Rail, Hartford, Walking Tours
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Day Trip from Hartford CT to New York City by Rail

From Hartford, CT to New York hot dogs and knishes, enjoy a full day trip by rail from Hartford to New York. In this family-friendly day of fun, step aboard a ...  Read more

Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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