Tips and tricks to visit Broadway and Times Square


Times Square is known for being the big apple heart, the most vibrant and busy spot in all of New York. We can say that it is a real hotbed of people walking as if it were a demonstration. It has its charm, it is one of the Manhattan's most colorful spots and that is why one of the favorite places of tourists to look for their hotel in New York. Sleeping next to Time Square "is priceless", especially for those who love to go shopping and like to live the hustle and bustle of the big apple.

New York - Times Square

Enjoying Broadway and Times Square

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Times Square

The vibrant energy of this area is transmitted at every step you take through its streets. Without a doubt, this area is one of the most represented on TV or Hollywood, especially the streets that go from the 40St to 54St, with Times Square as the epicenter of all this madness of lights and screens that challenge your senses.

New York and its theaters

If you plan to visit this area of ​​New York you have to start from Times Square to gradually discover the theaters and Broadway rooms what's between the 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue. Times Square is the epicenter of the area, from where the main streets of Broadway depart and above all, from where you can access the main theaters of New York like the Imperial or the Majestic. Normally there is not even a pin in this triangular “square”, and although they have been under construction for a few years to incorporate pedestrian spaces, it is still a traffic level kaos.

Broadway Map

The best point to photograph the square is on the stairs of TKTS, one of the points of the city for buy tickets to the theaters a little cheaper, since they usually sell the last-minute tickets to Broadway theaters. From this point, a little higher compared to the rest of the square, you have one of the most characteristic views of New York. Also, just behind TKTS is the R Lounge at Two, the lookout / restaurant with best views of Times Square.

New York - Times Square
R Lounge at Two Times Square


Looking ahead to Broadway and wanting to enjoy their shows as we have commented, TKTS is a classic for buying tickets, with a 25-50% discount normally. Another option is to go directly to the theaters on the same day of the play and see what the tickets cost at the last moment. You can find yourself discounts of up to 50%. If you have student meat ask for the Rush Tickets, tickets with laughter prices.

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Besides, New York at Christmas has a classic show in the Radio City Music Hall, where suddenly children who seem not to exist in Manhattan fill the streets with their families to enjoy music in this well-known space.

Radio City Music Hall

If you want to know the billboard look at the big signs that adorn the streets, the bigger, the more money they have invested in the work.The Lion King or the works of Disney take the palm, but also the classics like Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera or Missery, currently starring Bruce Willis. It is true that with globalization, except for shows like the NBA that are still light years away, they are already very similar to those we have in cities like Madrid or Barcelona, ​​but seeing it in New York has that bug that has to be fed, right?

A view of heart attack

Finally we are going to tell you a true discovery, one of the most spectacular fans in New York, a viewpoint next to Times Square really hidden. You can find it on the top floor of theTimes Square Hyatt Hotelin the call B54. Of course, having a drink there is not cheap. Calculate from € 15.

New York - B53 Hyatt Hotel

Sleep on Broadway and Times Square

Less than 2 minutes from Times Square We have a hotel of the Spanish chain Room Mate, the Room Mate Grace, a nice and central hotel located in a privileged place. When we visit New York we look for a hotel in Manhattan, but seeing the prices we think more than once to book a hotel in Harlem, to the north, or in Brooklyn, already outside of Manhattan, since the prices for the qualities they offer leave much to be desired. Room Mate Grace was a good choice, both for its location and value for money.

Room Mate Grace
Room Mate Grace

We are not talking about one of the cheapest hotels in Manhattan, of course not, but for a little more hotels they can offer you similar qualities. At least those we could see on websites such as Booking, did not seem to offer details such as:

  • Swimming pool heated interior. After a good kick, having this is a real luxury
  • Fitness center
  • Breakfast - Premium Buffet
  • Located 2 min from Times Square and 10 minutes from Central Park
  • Modern rooms with flat TV

Room Mate Grace

The location is perfect, since the subway it's only 5 minutes away, as well as buses departing to the airport, both the JFK and Newark.

Room Mate Grace

New York with the City Pass

A good way to save money in New York is to acquire the Citypass. A card that includes the most interesting places to visit and optionally others. It includes the visit to the Empire State, Top of the Rock, Museum of Natural Sciences, Metropolitan Museum, Intrepid Museum and the statue of liberty among others. It also gives you the advantage of having access to these places without the tail from the ticket office.

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The best of Broadway

Every month, every week, you can find new shows in Broadway and Times Square. There are many ways to be able to buy and know the works that are underway, but if you do not want to go in a hurry and above all, you want to make sure you have the tickets of your favorite work, the best, buy them online.

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Summary 86% Excellent location!
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