Times Square

Times Square

42nd St to 47th St
New York, NY 10036

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Phone: 212-768-1560

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Sightseeing

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Attractions near Cruise Port: For nearly a century, the brightest lights, the biggest music, the longest parties and all the star power you could ask for have stemmed from along a few blocks of a street called Broadway. Some of the hardest working performers converge here in the Great White Way for the chance to entertain the world. At one time, this area was a haven for decadence. Seedy sex shops and peep shows infested the area until a successful revitalization effort and the arrival of new tenants like David Letterman paved the way for a new Times Square.Each year, 26 million tourists walk the theater-laden streets (40 theaters, including 22 landmarks), dine at the various restaurants (over 250 offering everything from fast food to luscious local and international eats). In addition, Times Square hosts the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the country.

Things to Do with Kids: Believe it or not, there's quite a bit for kids to enjoy in the dining, shopping and entertainment mecca of Times Square. Browse the 110,000 square foot Toys R Us store with life-sized displays and a ferris wheel inside that gives a birds-eye view of the 1st-3rd floors of the store. Nearby is also a Disney store and over-the-top candy stores including M&M World and Hershey. Get up close and personal with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and others at Madame Tussaud's wax museum. Treat the family to a Broadway show here, too. As of this writing, Spider-Man, Annie, The Lion King and Mary Poppins are on offer. Check the TKTS booth for same-day discounted tickets.

Best Attractions & Activities, Sightseeing: For nearly a century, the brightest lights, the biggest music, the longest parties and all the star power you could ask for have stemmed from along a few blocks of a street called Broadway. Some of the hardest working performers converge here in the Great White Way for the chance to entertain the world. At one time, this area was a haven for decadence. Seedy sex shops and peep shows infested the area until a successful revitalization effort and the arrival of new tenants like David Letterman paved the way for a new Times Square. Now, it's one of the most influential theater districts in the world. Each year, 26 million tourists walk the theater-laden streets (40 theaters, including 22 landmarks), dine at the various restaurants (over 250 offering everything from fast food to luscious local and international eats) and stay overnight in their choice of 12,500 prime hotel rooms (the hostels are a great experience, too). In addition, Times Square hosts the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the country. Half a million people flock to the square every year to bid the old year goodbye and to welcome in the New Year, New York party style. For discounts on show tickets, be sure to check out the TKTS booth at Duffy Square (where Broadway and 7th Avenue meet) between 45th and 47th Streets. Show availability and seating choices vary, so go early! For more information about the square, stop by the multi-service Visitor's Center at 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets (only free public restrooms in the area). If you've never been here before, take the subway into the Times Square Subway Station. Walking out of the subway and onto the bustling streets of Times Square for the first time is truly unbelievable and indescribable! TRAIN: 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R to Times Sq-42nd St


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Local Expert Says:

Attractions near Cruise Port: "For more information about the square, stop by the multi-service Visitor's Center at 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets. This also has the only free public restrooms in the area."

Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Love it or hate it, Times Square is a place everyone should see once.

Local Expert Says:

Things to Do with Kids: "For more information about the square, stop by the multi-service Visitor's Center at 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets. This also has the only free public restrooms in the area which is handy to know with kids in tow!"

Local Expert Says:

Best Attractions & Activities: "For more information about the square, stop by the multi-service Visitor's Center at 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets. This also has the only free public restrooms in the area."

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