Walk to Times Square From Our Hotel
If a stroll through the world-famous intersection is not on your list of things to do during your stay, it’s about time you added it!
Step outside our hotel and walk five short blocks down 7th Avenue towards Broadway. Soon you’ll hear the mesmerizing hum of hundreds of voices blending with the sounds of nearby traffic, as you pass vendors peddling everything from hot dogs to jewelry. Watch as massive video billboards compete with brightly colored printed advertisements – welcome to “The Crossroads of the World”!
7 Things You Need to Do in Times Square
Wondering where you can find the best insider information about this famous NYC hotspot? We polled our staff for their suggestions just for you:
1) “Have breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner – the ‘best free show on Broadway’.” It’s a little-known fact to tourists, but this 1950s-style eatery features a singing wait staff and tons of fun! (We recommend stopping by for breakfast to start your morning off right.)
2) “Ride the Ferris wheel inside Toys”R"Us." Do something just for the kids! Bring them to this 110,000 square-foot flagship store to ride the 60-foot Ferris wheel, play in a huge Barbie® dollhouse, and see what a T-Rex really looked like up close.
3) “Avoid the rain so you can see more street performers.” One of the most interesting things about Times Square is its many street amateur entertainers. Plan to visit on a sunny day – many costumed performers tend to stay indoors when it’s drizzling or raining.
4) “Be patient at mealtimes.” Although eating in this area won’t cost much more than in other parts of the city, you’ll probably find that the wait times are definitely longer. Plan to eat your meals early, or factor in at least an hour wait in addition to serving time, just to be safe.
5) “Eat lunch or dinner at Carmine’s or John’s Pizzeria.” These restaurants make us wish we were Italian! The first offers family-style dishes served in filling portions, while the pizzeria serves up fresh, authentic New York-style pizza.
6) “Compare prices when shopping for souvenirs.” If you’re looking for a knick-knack to bring home, we suggest comparing prices among the vendors in this area. Most places carry similar items and you can generally save about 25% by taking the time to shop around.
7) “Get discounted show tickets at TKTS.” Check out the TKTS booth for discounts of up to 50% on tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Don’t let the long line fool you – it actually moves quite fast. (Or, skip the line altogether at the South Street Seaport TKTS location.)
Ask our Times Square hotel Concierge staff for more information when you arrive. We have maps, brochures and all the answers to your specific local-area questions! See our top hotel packages now for discounts and exclusive offers.