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Walking 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.

TKTS Discounted Broadway Show Tickets

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 eithnic restaurants on side streets.

Learn about New York transportation in detail in the New York City tips section.

Continue your New York City walk with Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle.


Go to >> Walking New York City
Go to >> Times Square
Go to >> Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle
Go to >> Donald Trump
Go to >> Lincoln Center and Upper East Side
Go to >> Art Museums (Whitney, Guggenheim, Metropolitan)
Go to >> Fifth Avenue, Grand Army Plaza, and Plaza Hotel
Go to >> Miracle Mile and Rockefeller Center
Go to >> Public Library and Empire State Building
Go to >> Union Square and Greenwich Village
Go to >> Ground Zero and Wall Street
Go to >> Battery Park, Ellis Island, NYC Harbour
Go to >> Chinatown and Little Italy


In addition to your NYC walk, be sure to see:
Go to >> NYC tips
Go to >> Staying safe
Go to >> NYC day trips

 

 

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