Broadway

Broadway
Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Broadway is called the “Great White Way” for the dazzling lights surrounding the popular Times Square portion of this avenue. Take a moment to look in all directions from your spot at the center of Times Square. Every December 31, about 1 million people crowd into this space to watch the 12-foot (3.6-meter) ball drop from One Times Square in celebration of the New Year.

Starting in 2009, the city closed the Times Square area and other parts of Broadway to car traffic and installed street furniture to provide safe and enjoyable pedestrian use. At Father Duffy Square at the north end of Times Square find a seat on the wide, red-glass bleachers facing south for people-watching in this busy spot. From the top enjoy surprisingly good views of the city. Street entertainers frequently perform here, including the Naked Cowboy, costumed Star Wars Spacetroopers, country singers and break-dancers.

Below the bleachers is the TKTS booth. Stop here to purchase same-day reduced-price tickets to many popular Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, plays and other performances. Credit cards are accepted. Look down at the sidewalk where the Spotlight on Broadway steel-and-granite art installation highlights 40 theaters of Broadway.

Times Square is actually a triangle. Gaze up at the neon lights and giant billboards rising from the sidewalks multiple stories in the air, advertising the current shows in the theater district. Several theaters border Times Square and about 40 are within easy walking distance of a block or two. Along the south end of Times Square are other family attractions including Madame Tussauds wax museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and movie theaters.

Plan your New York trip with information and concierge help at the Official NYC Information Center - Times Square. To get a good sense of this central part of Manhattan, walk north along Broadway from Herald Square to Times Square and stop at retail shops, coffeehouses, delis and famous restaurants. Many spots stay open until late in the evening.

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Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥16,889 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
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Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is ¥21,689 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥17,416 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
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Best Lodging Options Near Broadway

Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥16,889 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Row NYC
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is ¥21,689 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Arlo Midtown
Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥17,416 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Pod Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥19,394 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥20,657 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
The Gallivant Times Square
The Gallivant Times Square
3.5 out of 5
234 48Th Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥22,817 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
The Gallivant Times Square
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
3.5 out of 5
525 8Th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
The price is ¥23,762 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
The Westin New York at Times Square
The Westin New York at Times Square
4.5 out of 5
270 W 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is ¥28,217 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
The Westin New York at Times Square
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
4 out of 5
560 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
The price is ¥21,980 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
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