This is the one attraction in New York City you will not want to miss. Huge neon billboards, unique street performers, and Broadway theaters draw over 37 million tourists to Times Square every year, while 500,000 people come to Times Square on New Year's Eve alone.
For more than a century, Times Square has been a center for music and the arts. During the 1990s, the district has been rejuvenated, attracting major corporations, such as Morgan Stanley, the Equitable, the New York Times, the Disney Store and Warner Brothers Studio Store. ABC's Good Morning America, is broadcast from Times Square Studios every weekday morning from 7 am to 9 am.
The Times Square Visitors Center, located between 46th and 47th Streets, is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. There you can pick up free city information, book a tour of Manhattan, purchase metro tickets, stamps, and tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows from the Broadway Ticket Center. Alternatively, you can visit the Times Square TKTS Booth for discounted same-day theater tickets.
Every Friday at Noon the Times Square BID offers a free, behind-the-scenes walking tour of Times Square. The tour leaves from the Times Square Visitors Center, 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets. For more information, visit www.timessquarebid.org.
Nearby hotels include Hotel 41 at Times Square, Casablanca Hotel, W Hotel New York - Times Square, The Michelangelo Hotel and Chambers Hotel. Browse more New York City vacation ideas, including things to see and do.