New York City - Times Square and Broadway

Times Square is a must do if you are in New York City for the 1st time.  

The Times Square Alliance's district covers from 40th Street to 53rd Street between 6th and 8th Avenues, as well as 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue.

You will find over 39 theaters (stage and movie), 200 plus dining options, and 40 hotels surrounded by giant, lit billboards and outdoor screens.  

Times Square is colorful in it of itself and then add the street entertainers, wow!  People Watching galore.
Attactions in the TS area include:  Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, THE RIDE, Discovery Times Square

While in the Times Square area,  go to a live Broadway show.

Broadway, refers to the 40+ professional theatres located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in midtown Manhattan near Times Square.

Many of the shows are award winning musicals, comedies, and dramas.  You can purchase tickets online or at the box office.  It is best to buy ahead so that you have the show for the time and day you want.  A TKTS ticket booth located in Times Square

Discounted tickets and lottery system is available for cheaper tickets.  Check out the following sites:

Playbill lottery and standing room only tickets

TKTS-ticket-booths

Today Ticket

Address Times Square, Manhattan, NY 10036
Admission Fee Free for Times Square.   Fee varies according to show and seat fo.r shows and attractions
Getting There

Most theaters are near Times Square.
Stops will vary.

To get to the Times Square Area
Take Subway Train N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, or 7 to the Times Square (42nd) Stop

Detailed directions to Times Square

Recommendations
• Good Morning America films at Times Square so if inclined go watch them.
Good Morning America - Tickets information available at their website

• Try one of the discounted ticket venues like TDF online app first.  You won’t have to stay several hours in line.   
• If you are visiting multiple attractions in NYC, purchase a City Pass or Explorer Card for discounts
Standing only tickets are difficult and are not recommended especially with young children as they will not be able to see.

• Check out any of the many tours like the  available for Times Square.  Visit the Visitors Center and Museum for information.  

 

A recommended tour is the Downtown Experience by The RIDE.  This is included in the Explorer Card by Smart Destinations which offers discounts for attractions in NYC.

Times Square Museum & Visitor Center Information

Website

Visit Times Square Information Website

Visit Broadway Information Website