As you look up at the brightly coloured billboards and listen to the buzz of people and traffic, there’s no mistaking you’ve arrived in Times Square. Prepare for a hive of activity as street performers, ticket sellers and taxi drivers all vie for your attention while you soak up the atmosphere in New York’s ‘town square’.
After taking lots of photos, there’s plenty to do and see in Times Square. Pay a visit to Madame Tussaud’s or Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, or enjoy some lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. There are lots of restaurants, from quick in-and-out eateries to fine dining establishments, so you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Times Square’s on the junction of Broadway, so you’re never far from a theatre. From long running musicals to theatrical productions with Hollywood actors, go and see a matinee or evening performance to experience the real magic of Broadway.
If you’d prefer to take in the sights of Times Square with a guide, take a walking tour and discover the fascinating history of the area. If shopping’s more your style, go and browse the square’s high street and designer stores, including the popular M&Ms World, the Disney Store and Levi’s.
For evening visits to Times Square, go and see some stand-up comedy or spend your night listening to music in a classy jazz bar. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see one of Times Square’s big, extravagant celebrations, whether that’s the huge New Year’s Eve party or a big screen sporting event.