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Times Square Tours

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Times Square
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.
  • The area's many hotels and department stores are your best bets for finding restrooms in Times Square.

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.
Address: Junction 42nd Street, Seventh Avenue and Broadway, New York City 10036, USA
Admission: Free
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing TourDay Cruises

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway ActorCity Packages

Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

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Don’t settle for any average Broadway tour while you're visiting New York City. This Broadway theaters and Times Square tour gives you an insider’s look with a guide who is actually a Broadway performer. Learn about the history and happenings of New York City’s famous theater district, and hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today.
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Hard Rock Cafe New York Times SquareDining Experiences

Hard Rock Cafe New York Times Square

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At the Hard Rock Café New York, every meal is an experience, whether on the road or on a lunch break. Dine in style and feel like a star at this popular restaurant, located in the heart of iconic Times Square in New York City. Savor a 2- or 3-course, fixed-price meal with choice of theme. Enjoy the Legendary Burger, ribs, salmon, steak or a vegetarian option for the main course along with a side and desert. Coffee, tea or soft drink included.
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off TourBus Tours

New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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New York City at Night Bus TourHalf-day Tours

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off TourBus Tours

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour. Plus, an onboard guide points out sights you might otherwise miss.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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New York: Times Square and Midtown Sites & BitesHalf-day Tours

New York: Times Square and Midtown Sites & Bites

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There’s more to Times Square than meets the eye—and there’s a lot to see. Don’t miss a thing in one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world on this guided tour that starts at the iconic Grand Central Terminal. Grab a bite to eat and discover the grand façade, main concourse, and even a hidden passage to the street. Then marvel at the Midtown skyscrapers and bright lights of Broadway while sampling food along the way.
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Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage RideCity Packages

Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

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Discover New York City’s top attractions from the comfort of a horse drawn carriage on a 1-hour sightseeing tour. The private excursion through the Big Apple is a great option for a romantic night out or some family fun during the day. See Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and more. With no windows to block your view, you get a truly panoramic view of the iconic city.
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter TourCity Packages

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
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New York Double-Decker Bus Night TourBus Tours

New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. Savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
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The world-famous Madame Tussauds New York has over five floors of exhibitions and more than 200 wax figures including celebrities, sporting icons, and politicians. With this admission ticket, enjoy full access and spend as long as you like admiring the waxworks, posing for photos, and enjoying interactive experiences such as the Broadway exhibit or the Marvel 4-D Cinema Experience (if option selected).
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Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal PhotographerCity Packages

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Group tours of New York City can sometimes pass sights too fast, or not even stop at attractions you’re most interested in. This private New York City tour with a professional photographer lets you customize the tour stops to suit your interests. Select from any number of popular locations, like Times Square and the Theatre District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Hell's Kitchen Food TourCity Packages

Hell's Kitchen Food Tour

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Experience some of the hidden gems of Hell's Kitchen you’d miss if exploring on your own during this walking food tour of the neighborhood. Listen to your guide's historic and cultural commentary on the famous neighborhood while walking its streets and tasting some of the city's best ethnic food with a small group of up to eight people.
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New York Tour with Hop-on Hop-off Tour Plus Top Attraction TicketsCity Packages

New York Tour with Hop-on Hop-off Tour Plus Top Attraction Tickets

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Explore New York City at your own pace with this combo tour, valid for 72 hours. Your pass includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour featuring three routes, a night bus tour, a hop-on hop-off cruise, and a Liberty Island ferry. A ticket to either the Top of the Rock Observation Deck or the Empire State Building, plus entrance to the Museum of the City of New York is included.
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New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour Bus Tours

New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour

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New York City is famous for its Broadway musicals and world-class entertainment, and this interactive bus tour brings the magic of Broadway to you. Hop aboard THE RIDE for a thrilling drive around Midtown Manhattan, stopping to admire the sights and enjoy live performances from your guides—professional actors who use the streets of NYC as their stage.
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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Times Square, Hell's Kitchen Food Tour, and Central Park StrollHalf-day Tours

Times Square, Hell's Kitchen Food Tour, and Central Park Stroll

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Check out three top Manhattan attractions without worrying about getting lost or missing out on sights and history on this small-group walking tour. Head first to neon-lit Times Square, renowned worldwide for its giant flashing billboards and frenetic New Year’s Eve celebrations. Then, continue to Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood packed with eateries. Enjoy several snacks on your wanders here before experiencing some of Central Park's less-visited gems.
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Times Square and Grand Central Indoor Food TourHalf-day Tours

Times Square and Grand Central Indoor Food Tour

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Experience the best of bustling Midtown on this NYC walking tour featuring the sights, sounds, and standout cuisine of New York City. As you stroll the Big Apple's busy thoroughfares, spot landmarks like the Chrysler Building, see the lights of Times Square, and visit Grand Central Terminal. After you work up an appetite it's time to taste—and there's enough food to replace a meal—so come hungry.
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Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking TourCity Packages

Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

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Get more from the Theater District visit than if you were to explore independently. This Disney on Broadway behind-the-scenes walking tour takes you along Broadway Avenue and through this popular district to learn about its landmarks and musical history. Then, go inside Disney’s New Amsterdam Theatre with an in-house historian to hear exclusive details about top Disney productions and to gain special access to the theater's props and costumes studio.
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New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour Half-day Tours

New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour

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Feel like a true New York insider during this secretive boozy tour that visits three of Midtown Manhattan’s most historic watering holes with an in-the-know guide. ‘Sneak’ into the bar of a Prohibition-era speakeasy (we can’t reveal the location online), plus take in a Victorian-era bar and a fun local beer garden, enjoying an included libation at one of the locations.
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline ExperienceCity Packages

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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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See the sights of New York City from up in the air on this nighttime helicopter tour of the city. Take off, and soar over the NYC as you take in aerial views of some of the most famous sights. See the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square all lit up, and then pass by the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night TourBus Tours

NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this flexible tour lets you choose between 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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Times Square Food, History, and Architecture Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Times Square Food, History, and Architecture Walking Tour

Learn all about New York’s glittering Times Square—and discover its popular highlights, as well as its hidden corners—on this comprehensive walking tour. Meet your guide at Columbus Circle, and set off on foot. You’ll discover Times Square’s neon lights and major monuments, and will also venture to locals-frequented eateries, nearby cultural attractions, and area landmarks like Bryant Park and Carnegie Hall. As you go, discover parts of the area that most visitors overlook.
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