to Experience New York City
Start your walk in Times Square
Start your first walk
in Times Square, even if you plan on returning there in the evening
when it sparkles at its best.
You find yourself in the heart of New York City and the focal point of its New York Transit Authority underground system. Reach Times Square from any subway station in the city.
Where Broadway, 42nd Street, and Seventh Avenue meet puts you in the heart of the square, but the Times Square area also includes 42nd Street between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Eight Avenue, as well as both Broadway and Seventh Avenue for some seven blocks north of 42nd Street.
In the Times Square area, you will have access to the super information centre mentioned below.
TKTS sells deeply discounted last-minute Broadway show tickets in the northern part of Times Square "under the red steps" in Father Duffy Square at Broadway and 47th Street.
Times Square got its name because the New York Times headquarters once was there. This area really declined starting in the 1960's, but has become far more welcoming to family visitors in recent years.
Gawk at the sights, going west on 42nd Street to Eighth Avenue, and then come back to Broadway.
Walk north on Broadway through the most exciting part of Times Square. The building numbers increase when you are walking north.
Most Broadway theatres are along the blocks to your left and right.
At 51st Street, turn right one block to Seventh Avenue.
Turn left onto Seventh, and continue north. You're in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
At 810 Seventh Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd streets, visit the super NYC & Company information centre. This is the official visitor's bureau of New York City.
You'll find a wealth of free information and discounts. Be sure to pick up comprehensive Manhattan subway and bus maps and schedule guides.
Hungry? Turn right one block to Sixth Avenue (The Avenue of the Americas) and 53rd Street.
Food trucks and carts are the way to go in NYC's most expensive neighbourhoods, as well as at times ethnic restaurants on side streets.