Times Square

Times Square is is a mecca for entertainment, dining, and shopping

New York's Iconic Times Square at the break of dawn
New York's Iconic Times Square at the break of dawn cc licensed photo by Jorge Láscar

With its electrified atmosphere and lighting and bustling activities, Times Square, located along both Broadway and 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 47th Street, is an epitome for New York. Famous for the annual dropping of the ball from the New York Times building to celebrate the New Years, Times Square is a major gathering place in New York for tourists and locals alike.

Formerly called Longacre Square, Times Square adopted its current name in 1904 when the New York Times headquarters building was opened there. Now restricted to pedestrians only along Broadway, it is even more people friendly. From dusk to dawn it is noted for its brilliant neon signs and lighting, setting the standard for 'bright lights - big city'. According to some sources, Times Square is the most visited tourist attraction in the world!

One of the mainstays of Times Square is the theatre district. With 40 Broadway Theatres in the area hosting productions every evening from Tuesday through Saturday, it keeps the area busy. In addition to the many theatres you will find great places to eat and shop while you get immersed in the sights, sounds and culture of this vibrant area. Any trip to New York would be incomplete without a visit.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: 1 Times Sq
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 729-1991

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4 Star Rating Who doesn't want to see times square? This is a must for tourist. Pictures here are great, and you should try to see it at night as well. Down part?... Read More

Johana G. Nov-16-2019

5 Star Rating Go now before it gets too crowded for holiday season. Being a native New Yorker, going to Times Square is usually for a train stop or a quick walk through... Read More

Lisa C. Nov-13-2019

5 Star Rating We parked the car and decided to walk to Times square to check it out and maybe grab food along the way. We walked about 3 blocks to get there- and it was... Read More

Brandi H. Nov-11-2019

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, or RTimes Square / 42 Street0 minutes
B, D, F, or M42 Street / Bryant Park3 minutes
A, C or E42 Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal3 minutes

How to get to Times Square by Subway

Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, or R train to Times Square / 42 Street Station or take the B, D, F, or M train to 42 Street / Bryant Park and walk west on 42 street to Broadway or take the A, C, or E Train to 42 Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal and walk east to Broadway.

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Sights and Sounds of Times Square on a warm summer day

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