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Times Square

Junction 42nd Street, Seventh Avenue and Broadway, New York City, 10036

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.

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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
$39.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
Chris was a great guide and provided lots of interesting - and often unknown - facts about the theaters, the plays, and actors. Highly recommend the tour.
Martha_M, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-4
Great for Theater Lovers
5dm5sy6pm2, Jul 2022
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
This was a great tour for people that live the theater. The guide was funny knowledgeable and engaging.
star-4
Theo had great energy and...
Steven_R, Jun 2022
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
Theo had great energy and enthusiasm. He needs to know a bit more theatre history about the Astor Place riots and why each theater is named for who it is named for.
star-5
You get to feel her passion for the theater.
Joshua_F, Jun 2022
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
Lauren did a great job taking us around the theaters and telling us their stories. You get to feel her passion for theater. It was fun to get tips and tricks on how to get less expensive tickets for shows. Very fun tour.
star-4
Fiance's Pre-Birthday dinner
stephen_s, Jan 2022
Hard Rock Cafe New York Times Square
Food was brought out very fast and it was good. The wait staff was great. I thought I purchased a 3 course meal package for 3 but the entree was the only thing the voucher covered. It world be cheaper buying from b the actual menu.
star-5
Giniy was an excellent...
Rachel_S, Jan 2022
Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride
Giniy was an excellent host. While on the horse and carriage ride Giniy showed us so much and the views at night time was beautiful. Giniy also made sure we was warm by providing us blankets!
star-5
Patrick brought out the...
kirby_f, Nov 2021
Small-Group Broadway Theater District and Times Square Walking Tour
Patrick brought out the essence of BROADWAY in a grand form. Could not have been better fort a first time for my daughter and myself.
star-5
Lauren was great, it was...
Fully_T, May 2022
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
Lauren was great, it was informative, her enthusiasm is infectious and my 10-yr-old drama kid loved it!
star-5
Amazing tour
Silvia_R, Aug 2021
NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge
Yes its true you have to wait in a Long line but when its your turn to go on you forget about everything! its an amazing trip with highlights of the city overall a 10 👌
star-4
Great experience
Dena_M, Jun 2021
Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride
This was a great way to see a lot of the city in a private setting. We had a great time and really enjoyed the info on the points of interest. Must do!
star-5
Broadway Theaters
Patricia_G, Apr 2022
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
Enjoyed learning about the history of the Broadway theaters, very interesting, with excellent guide/presentation.
star-5
Fabulous- a Must
Faye_J, May 2021
Small-Group Broadway Theater District and Times Square Walking Tour
Patrick was amazing. So knowledgeable, personable, patient with questions. Great energy and entertaining. Weaved history into theater stories
star-5
Excellent experience
Andrea_D, Mar 2022
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Theater Professional
A was a great experience! We really liked the curiosity and the story of the theatres! Very interesting The guide was ready good and informed
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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