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:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • 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


Yelp Rating:
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4 Star Rating You'll either LOVE or HATE Times Square. If you love to people watch look no further this is the place to be! Times Square is simply magical! There are... Read More

Elaine W. Aug-01-2021

5 Star Rating The iconic time square. It really was what I expected plus a lot more. I came here on a random Tueday night around 11PM and it was PACKED. It was like there... Read More

Tony P. Jul-21-2021

4 Star Rating Times square the place that definitely symbolizes NYC.The mecca of the town ,one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world. This place is surrounded... Read More

Norman J. Apr-25-2021

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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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