Times Square is a legendary NYC landmark, synonymous with all the glam and glitz of the Big Apple. It’s New York’s hub for flashing neon advertisements, Broadway’s famous theaters, rubbernecking tourists, and the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
Of course, Times Square isn’t a square at all, but the triangular intersection of several main thoroughfares. Thankfully, Broadway is pedestrianised as it passes through Times Square, from 42nd to 47th Streets, with plaza seating allowing visitors to actually stop, look, and relax.
A visit to Times Square is an essential part of the New York experience, whether you come here to shop, dine, drink, see a show, or just gawp at the flurry of different architectural styles, spectacular neon signs, and bustling New Yorkers.
Definitely put this at the top of your to do list. And definitely prepurchase the tickets here. It saved us approx. 8.00 per ticket and a guard took us right to the front of the line and we were able to board the next elevator to the observation decks. Fabulous experience. We could see phenomenal views of the Empire State Building, Times Square, Yankee Stadium, all of the bridges down to Brooklyn, Hudsen River, even Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Well worth the money.
Review by jeremy s, April 2013
Doing what: New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Ellis Island Ferry Ticket and Top of the Rock or Empire State Building
Everything about the deal was excellent; the buses were frequent, clean and accessible for my disabled daughter, the tour guides were friendly, entertaining and informative and the "extras", like the boat tour and tickets for Top of the Rock, were cherries on top of the icing on top of the cake! We even got VIP passes that got us to a table in the Hardrock Cafe, Times Square in 5 minutes and not the 90 minutes everyone else was waiting for! I would definitely recommend this ticket to anyone thinking of visiting NYC and would go back again tomorrow if I could.
Remarkable likenesses. You'd swear you were standing right next to a star, or a sports legend, or the President! Practically right on Times Square, so well within walking distance if your hotel is there. Definite 'yes' for your list of tours!
In the heart of Midtown Manhattan, 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, and the best way to experience Times Square is on foot.