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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Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Shubert Theatre and Richard Rodgers Theatre. Minskoff Theater and Times Square are also within 5 minutes. 49th St. ...
3.5/5 Good! (3,392 reviews)
"i enjoyed my experience throughout the duration of my stay. the convenience of the location from the subway and dining options was the best part"

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Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $125 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Times Square, Broadway, and Minskoff Theater. Shubert Theatre and Richard Rodgers Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...
3.5/5 Good! (5,297 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
4 out of 5
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY
The price is CA $188 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps from August Wilson Theater, Broadway Theatre, and Ed Sullivan Theater. Circle ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (813 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2021

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The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
4 out of 5
790 7th Ave, New York, NY
The price is CA $94 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $125 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Row NYC
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
4 out of 5
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY
The price is CA $188 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
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 CA $152 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $111 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Pod Times Square
The Belvedere Hotel
The Belvedere Hotel
3.5 out of 5
319 W 48th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $147 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
The Belvedere Hotel
Hotel Mela Times Square
Hotel Mela Times Square
4 out of 5
120 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $121 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Hotel Mela Times Square
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
3.5 out of 5
525 8Th Ave, New York, NY
The price is CA $138 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
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