Top 5 Tips for Visiting Times Square
1. Go with the flow
Despite reduced vehicle access in recent years, Times Square is still a highly congested and hectic place to be. Allow time to simply soak it all in, and be prepared to wait in line for top restaurants.
2. Bring the kids
The Times Square neighborhood has one of New York's highest concentrations of family-friendly attractions, including Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and the Ocean Odyssey aquarium.
3. Have an epic New Year’s Eve
The televised Times Square ball drop is the most-watched New Year's Eve event in the world, so be a part of the action and join nearly 1 million people who gather here to ring in the New Year. Bundle up, and settle in for a long night.
4. Score discount Broadway tickets
If your schedule is flexible, head to the TKTS ticket booth in Times Square to try your luck at getting same-day tickets to top Broadway shows. With a bit of luck, you can find a discount of up to 50 percent.
5. Explore Midtown
Times Square itself doesn't take long to see, so check out nearby landmarks of Midtown Manhattan. Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and the Museum of Modern Art are all within easy walking distance.