Activate your sense of exploration during your stay at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Situated steps away from iconic attractions and amplified by the unrivaled energy and colorful culture of our Midtown Manhattan environs, our hotel is perfectly placed for experiencing the wealth of things to do in NYC.
Enjoy seamless access to an array of landmark attractions and one-of-a-kind activities throughout your stay in New York City. From world-class dining to inimitable museums to unparalleled shopping, we're moments from it all ⎯ connecting guests to the best things to do in Manhattan and beyond. Explore our recommendations below, and begin planning your getaway to the Big Apple today.
International Center of Photography
Distance: 0.5 miles
Spend an afternoon in NYC visiting 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 Hell's Kitchen, just a short distance away, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships. One of the most unique things to do in New York City, the museum is housed on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Bring the family for a fun-filled day of exploration and see interesting artifacts, historic video footage and interactive exhibits.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Distance: 0.3 miles
Located in Midtown Manhattan, MoMA is one of the most influential museums in the world. With the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, visiting MoMa is an essential thing to do for tourists and locals alike. The museum’s enriching modern art collection includes work of architecture, design, drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography and electronic media.
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.
- 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
Situated in the heart of New York City, 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, the theatres of Broadway and many well-known stores. Take a walk over to Times Square and enjoy retail destinations like:
- Hershey's Times Square
- M&M's World New York
- Forever 21
- Disney Store
- TKTS booth and more!
Offering a wide variety of things to do, Rockefeller Center is one of New York City's most acclaimed destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment. The concourse of Rockefeller Center includes the following shops:
- Ann Taylor
- Cole Haan
- NBC Experience Store
- Michael Kors
- Tumi and more!
Located just two blocks from our hotel is Fifth Avenue, New York City's premier shopping destination. Fifth Avenue boasts some of the NYC's top boutiques, including:
- Tiffany & Co.
- Apple and more!
Macy's Herald Square
Visit the renowned Macy's department store, which is located a short walk away from our hotel. With both high-end designer labels and affordable brands, Macy's offers a bit of something for everyone.
The Diamond District
Find unique and beautifully crafted diamond jewelry in this distinctive NYC district. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a special person in your life, allow the Diamond District to exceed your expectations.
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, Columbus Circle offers plenty of things to do for travelers of all types.
Gray Line New York Offers
Experience New York City in a unique way by taking a tour. With bus, cruise, helicopter, and walking tours available, 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 by boat, 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.
Visit Central Park, the iconic NYC destination located just blocks away from our hotel. 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
- Public swimming pool
- A bird sanctuary and conservatory garden
- The Belvedere Castle exhibit
- Bicycle rentals at the Columbus Circle entrance
Discover 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
Things to Do in Times Square
Experience the excitement of Times Square, which is 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, or get discounted Broadway show tickets at TKTS. Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is moments away from Broadway, placing travelers steps from the best musicals in the world.
Family Friendly Activities
When traveling with the kids, discover all of the exciting activities that surround you during your stay at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. From touring world-class museums to catching an exciting Broadway show, there are plenty of things to do with the entire family in New York City.
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.
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