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Broadway
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Broadway

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Broadway is called the “Great White Way” for the dazzling lights surrounding the popular Times Square portion of this avenue. Take a moment to look in all directions from your spot at the center of Times Square. Every December 31, about 1 million people crowd into this space to watch the 12-foot (3.6-meter) ball drop from One Times Square in celebration of the New Year.

Starting in 2009, the city closed the Times Square area and other parts of Broadway to car traffic and installed street furniture to provide safe and enjoyable pedestrian use. At Father Duffy Square at the north end of Times Square find a seat on the wide, red-glass bleachers facing south for people-watching in this busy spot. From the top enjoy surprisingly good views of the city. Street entertainers frequently perform here, including the Naked Cowboy, costumed Star Wars Spacetroopers, country singers and break-dancers.

Below the bleachers is the TKTS booth. Stop here to purchase same-day reduced-price tickets to many popular Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, plays and other performances. Credit cards are accepted. Look down at the sidewalk where the Spotlight on Broadway steel-and-granite art installation highlights 40 theaters of Broadway.

Times Square is actually a triangle. Gaze up at the neon lights and giant billboards rising from the sidewalks multiple stories in the air, advertising the current shows in the theater district. Several theaters border Times Square and about 40 are within easy walking distance of a block or two. Along the south end of Times Square are other family attractions including Madame Tussauds wax museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and movie theaters.

Plan your New York trip with information and concierge help at the Official NYC Information Center - Times Square. To get a good sense of this central part of Manhattan, walk north along Broadway from Herald Square to Times Square and stop at retail shops, coffeehouses, delis and famous restaurants. Many spots stay open until late in the evening.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $78 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Times Square, Broadway, and Minskoff Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...
3.6/5Good! (4,587 reviews)
"I really enjoyed my stay."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

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DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is $91 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of American Lyric Theater and New York Times Building. Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are ...
3.7/5Good! (3,201 reviews)
"It’s OK"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
Millennium Premier New York Times Square
Millennium Premier New York Times Square
4 out of 5
133 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $111 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Times Square and Broadway. 5th Avenue and Minskoff Theater are also within 5 minutes. 5 Av Station (W. 42nd St.) ...
3.8/5Good! (1,502 reviews)
"Nice place to stay"

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

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DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $78 per night from May 16 to May 16
DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is $91 per night from May 12 to May 12
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
Millennium Premier New York Times Square
Millennium Premier New York Times Square
4 out of 5
133 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $111 per night from May 9 to May 9
Millennium Premier New York Times Square
Park Central Hotel New York
Park Central Hotel New York
4 out of 5
870 7th Ave, New York, NY
The price is $107 per night from May 9 to May 9
Park Central Hotel New York
New York Marriott Marquis
New York Marriott Marquis
4.5 out of 5
1535 Broadway, New York, NY
The price is $179 per night from May 23 to May 23
New York Marriott Marquis
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is $89 per night from May 11 to May 11
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Club Quarters, Times Square - Midtown
Club Quarters, Times Square - Midtown
4 out of 5
40 W 45th St, New York, NY
The price is $99 per night from May 9 to May 9
Club Quarters, Times Square - Midtown
InterContinental - New York Times Square, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental - New York Times Square, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
300 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $189 per night from May 14 to May 14
InterContinental - New York Times Square, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
4 out of 5
305 West, 46th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
The price is $84 per night from May 10 to May 10
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
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