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Times Square

Location: According to Wikipedia, Times Square is located in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.

Tourist Information: New York Times Square Sights Not to Miss

Located in Midtown Manhattan where Broadway meets Seventh Avenue, Times Square extends from West 42nd Street to West 47th Street. It’s one of the most popular parts of the city with tourists, and this part of Manhattan also has a rich history. Learn more about Times Square before you visit to gain a fuller appreciation of all that it has to offer!

Times Square Is Known by What Other Names?

Times Square is the official name of the most popular tourist destination in New York City, but in the past, it was known as Longacre Square before its name change in 1904. It’s also had nicknames like “The Crossroads of the World” and “The Tenderloin.”

Times Square earned a name change in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters there. The building, now called One Times Square, soon became an attraction for a more notable reason: It hosted the New Year’s Eve ball drop. This event draws millions of visitors from all over the world. The ball was made by Waterford Crystal in Ireland and weighs in at nearly 12,000 pounds. While the ball is most exciting to view on New Year’s Eve, you can see it displayed on top of the building year-round.

The Best of Times Square: What Should Tourists See?

There’s plenty to see, but we consider these sights as must-see in Times Square:

  • The bright lights of Broadway theaters (you can get discount tickets to a show at the TKTS booth!)

  • Madame Tussauds New York

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not

  • M&M’s World and Hershey’s Chocolate World

  • Gulliver’s Gate

  • NFL Experience

Our Downtown Tour makes stops near locations that are must-see in Times Square, making it easy for you to take in the sights. Not only will we show you the best of Times Square landmarks, but you’ll have the chance to hop off the bus and explore. If there’s one thing we can promise, it’s that Times Square will overload you with options for fun and excitement. With bright lights and photo ops with street performers everywhere you turn, you’re sure to find plenty to catch your attention!

Attractions Around Times Square

New York attractions near Times Square are plentiful, but the most famous tourist stops aren’t all that the area around Times Square has to offer. You can dig a little deeper with a few lesser-known New York highlights for tourists or check out some things that are fun to visit with kids without straying too far from the bright lights of Broadway. For example, check out:

  • Bryant Park

  • Rockefeller Center

  • Midtown Comics

  • Magic Hour Rooftop Bar

  • Rudy’s Music Store

See it All on a Times Square Bus Tour

It’s easy to take in everything the Big Apple has to offer with our NYC bus tours. Times Square is a destination on our Downtown, Uptown, and Night tours, and better still, with our hop-on hop-off routes, you can further explore this exciting destination. All of our bus tours have knowledgeable guides who will teach you more about the city’s history and help you hit up the destinations that are on the top of your list. Whether you have a wish list of places to visit or you need recommendations, our guides can advise you on how to have a blast in Times Square and beyond!

Booking a Times Square bus tour with TopView is easy. No reservations are necessary, and if you buy a ticket today, you can use it any time in the next six months. For the best possible price, book online and save!

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This page was edited by Steven Thomas