One could spend hours in Times Square shopping, people watching and being amazed by the billboards. The ”crossroads of the world” as it is known, is jam-packed with free entertainers as well. Have a look yourself through this real-time webcam of 47th Street and Broadway.
In 2016, the city decided to make things a little less chaotic in Times Square and so they designated areas where you can see performers, where you can sit, and what path to take to get outta there when you’re ready to go. You can download what they call their “cheat sheet” or use this picture of it on the right. The zones go from 47th Street down to 42nd Street. Green is for relaxing as you watch the world go by. The blue lines are where you can find various performers and cartoon characters and purple are express walking lanes so you don’t have to weave your way through the crowds.
Times Square is a destination high on everyone's list not just on December 31st, but all year long. The official NYC guide offers all you need to know in its Ultimate Times Square Guide.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, (46 St/12 Av) is a short walk (though avenue blocks seem endless) from Times Square.
National Geographic Encounter 226 W. 44th St. (44 St/8 Av) Dive into an ocean of fun in the heart of Times Square, all without getting wet!
The shops in Times Square are truly immense. The Disney Store, Forever 21, and H&M are just some of the stores available. Macy's flagship store is only 8 blocks down Broadway
Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Prominently Located In The Heart Of Times Square. Over 200 Life-Size Wax Replicas Of The World's Most Famous And Recognizable Icons
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W. 53rd St. (53 St/5–6 Avs) houses one of the finest collections of modern art in the world.
NFL Experience Times Square 20 Times Square (47–48 Sts/7 Av) is a first-of-its-kind interactive and immersive attraction located in the heart of New York City that brings fans closer than ever to the National Football League and their favorite teams.
Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave. (50 St/6 Av) is best known as the country’s leading hall for popular concerts, stage shows, special attractions and media events.