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Times Square, New York City

Updated by Pat Dorri on February 22 2024

Vibrant Heart of New York City's Theater District and Entertainment.

Address: Times Square, Manhattan, NY 10036, United States

Times Square, New York, at daytime with yellow taxis
No trip to New York is complete without experiencing the hustle and bustle of Times Square.
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💲 Free public access

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Numerous dining options available

🚽 Public Restrooms available at certain locations

Where can I find Times Square?

Times Square can be found at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.

It's renowned for its neon lights, mega-sized digital billboards, Broadway theaters, and lively atmosphere, day and night.

Why should I visit Times Square?

Visiting Times Square offers an immersive experience into the excitement of New York City, with its endless entertainment, shopping, dining, and some of the world's most famous theater productions. A must-visit.

What are the opening hours at Times Square?

General opening hours

Monday - Open 24 hours

Tuesday - Open 24 hours

Wednesday - Open 24 hours

Thursday - Open 24 hours

Friday - Open 24 hours

Saturday - Open 24 hours

Sunday - Open 24 hours

Closures and holidays

Times Square is a public space open 24/7.

However, if you want to check on latest events then please visit the official website.

Broadway road sign and red stop light, New York
Make sure to catch a fabulous show on Broadway.
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Where should I park when visiting Times Square?

Parking is available in nearby garages, but it's expensive and can be hard to find.

Public transportation is strongly recommended due to Times Square's central location and accessibility.

Is Times Square accessible by public transportation?

Times Square is highly accessible by multiple subway lines, including the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, A, C, E trains to 42nd Street stations, as well as numerous bus routes.

When is the best time to visit Times Square?

Times Square is lively and exciting at any time of day, but particularly so after dark when the neon lights and billboards shine brightest.

Early morning can offer a less crowded experience.

Exploring the side streets off Times Square you can find more dining and shopping options, often with fewer crowds.

What are the best things to see near Times Square?

There are plenty of great places close to Times Square to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Broadway Theaters - Hosting some of the best musicals and plays in the world.
  • Madame Tussauds New York - A famous wax museum located within Times Square.
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - A short walk away, featuring an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art.
Madame Tussauds sign, New York
Go celebrity hunting at Madame Tussauds.
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Common questions about Times Square

Times Square is an electrifying experience, with dazzling neon lights, bustling crowds, and the iconic backdrop of digital billboards. Here is what else you can expect to find.

Is Times Square accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Times Square is wheelchair accessible, with curb cuts and ramps available.

Is Times Square free to enter?

✔️ Yes, Times Square is a public space and free to access.

❗ Shows, attractions, and dining within Times Square will have their own costs.

Is Times Square pet-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Times Square outdoor areas are accessible to pets.

❗ Specific pet policies depend on individual businesses within Times Square.

Is Times Square child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Times Square has family-friendly attractions and entertainment, but can be overwhelming for young children.

Is Times Square a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Times Square offers different events throughout the year, including the famous New Year's Eve ball drop.

Are refreshments available at Times Square?

✔️ Yes, Times Square has a wide variety of dining options ranging from fast food to fine dining.

Are there restrooms at Times Square?

✔️ Public restrooms are limited at Times Square, but available in some establishments.

What else is useful to know before I visit Times Square

Be mindful of your belongings, as Times Square can attract pickpockets due to its crowds.

Many street performers and costumed characters in Times Square will expect a tip if you take a photo with them.

Onlookers watch confetti test ahead of New Year's Eve celebration on Times Square in New York
Experience a New Year's Eve like no other if you are visiting New York over the holiday season.
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Where to stay near Times Square

There are plenty of great hotel options in Midtown Manhattan, just a short distance from world-famous Times Square.