Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3.6 (2,856 reviews)

811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York, NY, 10019, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 212-581-1000   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7067


Things to do in New York City

Activate your sense of exploration and head to the Big Apple. Steps from the iconic sights, unrivaled energy, and colorful culture of Midtown Manhattan, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel fuses the big city atmosphere with local flavor and combines incomparable service with unrivaled accommodations. By connecting guests to each other and the city, our hotel sets the stage for an inspiring New York City experience. Conveniently accessible to all the things to do in NYC, our hotel provides you with anything and everything you seek. From enriched dining to innovative museums to local tours to exciting shopping, there is an endless range of compelling things to do in NYC. Fill your personal agenda and maximize your time in the Big Apple.


Things to Do in New York City | Museums
Things to Do in New York City | Family Museums

International Center of Photography

Distance: 0.5 miles

Visit the International Center of Photography, a museum and school dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of photography. Ranging from historical to contemporary exhibitions, the photography collection includes over 100,000 items that include vintage photographs and work by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, Chim (David Seymour) and more.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Distance: 1.1 miles

Located in the neighboring Hell's Kitchen, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships. As one of the unique things to do in NYC, the museum is housed in the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Bring the family for a fun-filled day of exploration and see all the interesting artifacts, historic video footage and interactive exhibits.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Distance: 0.3 miles

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the MoMA is one of the most influential museums in the world. With the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMa dedicates itself to a fuse of creativity from the conventional to the abstract. The museum’s enriching modern art collection includes work of architecture, design, drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography and electronic media.  Explore the innovative pieces just steps away from our hotel.

The Paley Center for Media

Distance: 0.3 miles

The Paley Center for Media showcases the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio and new media platforms. Collections include over 150,000 television and radio programs, advertisements and multimedia exhibits that focus on media’s impact on society. 

More Museums

  • Museum of Chinese in America - 0.3 mi
  • New York City Fire Museum - 0.4mi
  • Madame Tussauds - 0.5mi
  • Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators - 0.5mi
  • American Museum of Natural History - 1.6mi
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2.7mi
  • Guggenheim Museum - 2.7mi
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art - 3.2mi
  • Children's Museum of the Arts - 3.8mi
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum - 4.5mi


Things in New York City | Shopping
Things in New York City | Shoppers

Times Square

Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Times Square is a major commercial intersection brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements. The area is home to the famous New Year's Eve ball drop and many well-known stores. Take a walk over to Times Square, featuring stores such as:

  • Hershey's Times Square
  • M&M's World New York
  • Forever 21
  • Disney Store
  • TKTS booth and more!

Rockefeller Center

Visit one of the city's most historic landmarks for dining and shopping just a short walk from the hotel. Explore all of the exciting stores including:

  • Ann Taylor
  • Cole Haan
  • LEGO
  • NBC Experience Store
  • Michael Kors
  • Tumi and more!

Fifth Avenue

Located just two blocks from our NYC hotel, step onto one of New York City's most well-known shopping havens. Fifth Avenue boasts some of the city's most high-end shopping including:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Gucci
  • Cartier
  • Versace
  • Chanel
  • Apple and more!

Macy's Herald Square

Step foot into the well-renowned Macy's department store, which boasts a variety of inventory. Find staple and standout pieces to add to your wardrobe in Macy's Herald Square. With both high-end designer labels and affordable brands, shop the latest city styles.

The Diamond District

Find unique and beautifully crafted diamond jewelry at one of the unique areas of the city. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a special person in your life, allow the Diamond District to exceed expectations of jewelry shopping.

The Shops at Columbus Circle

Embrace and enhance your style at the many shops at Columbus Circle. With designer stores, several dining options, and a variety of events, experience something more at Columbus Circle. The shops feature stores and attractions for all ages.


Things to Do in New York City | NYC Tours
Things to Do in New York City | NYC Tourists

Gray Line New York Offers

Experience New York City in a unique way by taking a tour. With bus, cruise, helicopter, and walking tours choose one that inspires you and gives you the most insightful vantage point into the city. Some of the Gray Line New York tours include:

  • Double Decker bus tour
  • Cruise and Helicopter Tours
  • Top of the Rock New York Observatory tour
  • Empire State building tour
  • Manhattan comprehensive tour

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises at 42nd Street

If you prefer to view New York City from a boat's perspective, hop aboard the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise at 42nd Street. On the cruise, see 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, 25 world renowned landmarks, and a close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Ride the sunset cruise down the Hudson River, around the Battery and up the East River.

NBC Studio Tour

Crash the set of some of your favorite TV shows while walking through the NBC studio halls. Take a walk through 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and visit NBC Sharp Globe Theater, Broadcast Operations, the Make-up Room, and more behind the scenes areas. See backstage at NBC Nightly News, Saturday Night Live, Today, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and the Dr. Oz Show.

The Radio City Stage Door Tour

Meet a world-famous Radio City Rockette, explore the art-deco interiors, learn the Great Stage secrets, view the celebrity signed guest book, and shop the Radio City store.


Things to Do in New York City | Parks
Things to Do in New York City | Parks

Central Park

Walk through Central Park. located just blocks from our hotel near Times Square. Enjoy the amenities offered in and around this historic New York City park. Central Park features include:

  • The Great Lawn
  • The Blockhouse Fort from the War of 1812
  • Central Park Zoo and Wildlife Center and Children's Zoo
  • Two skating rinks
  • Carousel
  • Public swimming pool
  • A bird sanctuary and conservatory garden
  • The Belvedere Castle exhibit
  • Bicycle rentals at the Columbus Circle entrance

Bryant Park

Visit Bryant Park, an urban refuge beneath city skyscrapers that is full of historical monuments. Featuring a unique garden and expansive lawn, Bryant Park is the perfect place to enjoy a New York City afternoon. Bryant park includes:

  • The New York Public Library building
  • Bronze statue of the German Writer Goethe, and American writer Gertrude Stein
  • Several restaurants
  • Le Carrousel ride
  • Chess and Backgammon area
  • Free ice-skating rink during the winter (also offers skate rental)
  • Holiday shops and seasonal heated outdoor café and bar during the winter

NYC Attractions

Things to Do in New York City | NYC Family Attractions
Things to Do in New York City | NYC Attractions

Things to Do in Times Square

Experience the excitement of Times Square, located just five short blocks from our hotel. Capture the moment at New York City's most famous intersection, where people from around the world congregate under the bright lights. Well-known for the New Year's Eve Ball drop, Times Square welcomes visitors on NYE to experience the largest celebration of the year. On any other day, take a casual stroll through the area to catch a glimpse of a street performer, grab a bite to eat at popular Times Square restaurants like Carmine's or John's Pizzeria, take a little bit of the Big Apple home with you and go souvenir shopping, or get discounted Broadway show tickets at TKTS. Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is one of the hotels near Broadway NYC that keeps you just steps from the best musicals in the world.

Family Friendly Activities

When traveling with your kids, discover all of the exciting activities that surround you during your stay at one of the family friendly hotels in NYC. Whether you are in town to visit the iconic New York City museums, to see a Broadway show or concert, to walk in the city's parks, or to take a tour, the Big Apple is packed with family friendly activities.

NYC Dining

You can be sure that you will never go hungry during your New York City visit. Filled with a vast variety cuisine, the city boasts an array of restaurants - whether you are looking for somewhere modern, casual, or upscale, find the spot that satisfies your craving. Or, for a fresh take on signature dishes, indulge in our hotel's very own restaurants in NYC.

Music & Theatre

Immerse yourself in New York City culture during your stay in the Big Apple. Visit the theater district for a play. Go see a concert at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center. Or, experience the prestigious Carnegie Hall for a legendary performance. Whether you choose to go to a concert or a play, experience a day well spent embracing the arts in New York City. 

New York Sports

Take a break from shopping and exploring to cheer on your favorite New York sports teams. Just a short subway ride away from the baseball stadium, partake in one of New York's favorite pastimes at the ballpark. At our hotel near Madison Square Garden, you can conveniently be at the big game New York basketball or hockey games. Show your New York pride at our sporting events with friends or family.

NYC Boroughs

Explore the other NYC boroughs outside Manhattan during your stay at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. The other boroughs include:

  • The Bronx - about 13.53 miles away
  • Brooklyn - about 10.08 miles away
  • Queens - about 12.87 miles away
  • Staten Island - about 23.38 miles away


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What's Nearby

  1. JFK Airport
  2. LaGuardia Airport
  3. Newark Liberty International Airport
  4. Teterboro Airport
  5. Westchester Airport
  6. Carnegie Hall
  7. Lincoln Center
  8. Madison Square Garden
  9. Minskoff Theatre (Lion King)
  10. New Amsterdam Theatre (Aladdin)
  11. Radio City Music Hall
  12. Shubert Theatre (Matilda)
  13. The Hunger Games: The Exhibition
  14. Times Square
  15. TKTS Times Square
  16. Winter Garden Theatre (School of Rock)
  17. Central Park Zoo
  18. Citi Field
  19. Luna Park, Coney Island
  20. Madame Tussauds
  21. New York Aquarium
  22. New York Public Library
  23. Rockefeller Center
  24. St. Patricks Cathedral
  25. Yankee Stadium
  26. CohnReznick LLP
  27. Lighthouse eDiscovery
  28. One Rock Capital
  29. Susman Godfrey LLP Local Office
  30. American Museum of Natural History
  31. Discovery Times Square
  32. Empire State Building
  33. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  34. MoMA
  35. Statue of Liberty
  36. Circle Parking LLC
  37. Hotel Parking Garage (managed by Park Serv LLC)
  38. Matinee 52 LLC
  39. Grand Central Terminal
  40. Penn Station
  41. Dylan's Candy Bar
  42. Hershey's Chocolate World
  43. M&M's® World

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