Things to Do in Times Square - New York Pass

No trip to New York City is complete without visiting the heart of the city, discover the top things to do in Times Square.

With its larger-than-life billboards, scrolling ads, flashing lights, and bustling crowds, this Manhattan neighborhood is practically a national landmark itself. In Times Square you’ll find everything from street performers and protesters to everyday commuters and pedestrian traffic, to fun things to do geared towards New York City visitors and locals alike.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Times Square; be sure to add some Times Square attractions to your New York sigof the neighborhood or a guided tour of the city, want to “rub elbows” with your favorite celebrities or get an insider’s look at what’s happening on Broadway, there’s something for everyone in Times Square.

Big Bus Tours

A hop-on hop-off bus tour is one of the best things to do when you arrive in New York City. Start your city tour in Times Square and get a professionally-narrated overview of all of Manhattan.

Stay on for the whole tour and hop back off in Times Square to explore the area more or hop off at another location you want to explore more.

Your onboard tour guide will direct your attention to lots of top landmarks you’ll see along the way, including the Empire State Building, Chinatown, the Broadway Theatre District, and more, depending on which route you take from Times Square.

Inside Broadway Tours

Experience the real-life drama and comedy that goes on behind-the-scenes of your favorite Broadway shows and performances.

This 2-hour walking tour of New York’s Theater District takes you to three historic theaters and explores the history of Broadway Theater and everything it takes to bring a show from concept to production to opening night—all from the perspective of the actors and stars involved.

Madame Tussauds

The world-famous wax museum chain is one of the most popular things to do in Times Square—it’s a must-see and the only way to guarantee a “celebrity sighting” in the city!

Pose with all your favorite TV and movie characters, sports heroes, super heroes, musicians, and more – all under one roof. Walk through themed rooms and check out some of their featured exhibits, too, including King Kong, Ghostbusters, MARVEL Super Heroes 4D, and more.

In addition to seeing some of your favorite celebrities, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the labor-intense artistry and skill that it takes to create these life-like wax figures.

Tip: Madame Tussauds opens 1 hour early exclusively for New York Pass holders – take advantage of your early access to avoid the largest crowds!

The Ride

See the streets of New York City transform into multiple stages on this entertaining and interactive moving theater experience.

Sit back as your two comedian hosts narrate your bus ride and take you to see 5-7 street performances around the city. You’ll have unobstructed views from the custom bus design’s stadium-style, sideways-facing seats that offer panoramic views of the streets below through the bus’ large windows.

Tip: be sure to arrive early as tickets are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and often sell out.

Times Square is a great place to start your trip to New York City. There’s a ton of fun things to do in Times Square, so right off the bat, you’ll get to see some of the city’s most popular attractions.

Be sure to take a souvenir photo right in the heart of Times Square with the flashing billboards and advertisements in background – you might just have to wait for a crowd to pass to get a good shot. As such a busy hive of city action, Times Square a popular spot for street performers to set up shop as well, so you’ll get to see some of the most talented performers while you’re there, too.

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