Exciting Times Square Attractions

See New York City’s Signature Sights

Our hotel on Broadway is located in the heart of New York City’s most vibrant district, and the "Crossroads of the World": Times Square. Situated between the sleek towers of Midtown East and the historic brownstones of Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square is an effervescently energetic area, filled with bright billboards, large crowds, and towering skyscrapers. Despite Times Square’s relatively small size, it has no shortage of attractions and activities for all ages to enjoy.

Activities and Attractions in Times Square and Nearby:

Eugene O’Neill Theater

The Eugene O’Neill is just steps away from the rear entrance of Crowne Plaza Times Square. This theater has become one of Broadway’s most popular in the past two years, hosting The Book of Mormon. The irreverent musical, created by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, is the theater’s highest-grossing show ever.

M&M’s World

Located directly across Broadway from our hotel, this 24,000-square-foot, multi-level store sells everything M&M-related, including clothing, accessories, and, of course, candy. As the largest candy store in New York City, M&M’s World features a 50-foot wide wall of chocolate, consisting of 72 M&M-filled tubes.

Restaurant Row

This block-long stretch of 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues features 35 restaurants and bars, including some of Midtown Manhattan’s best. House of Brews, Brazil Brazil, Barbetta and Smyrna are just a few of the diverse dining options along Restaurant Row.

Rockefeller Center

Part outdoor pedestrian plaza, part underground shopping destination, Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios, the famous ice skating rink (seasonal) and an array of shops. Head up to the Top of the Rock observation deck to get a stunning view of the city, enjoy upscale dining at the Sea Grill, or catch a Today Show taping.

Helicopter Tours + Harbor Cruises

Sometimes the best way to see the city is from the sea or the air. Harbor tours – either via helicopter or boat – provide some perspective on NYC’s towering skyline. Catch a yacht cruise with dinner and dancing from one of the piers on Manhattan’s west side or from Battery Park. Helicopter tours are available from Lower Manhattan.

TKTS Discount Booth

The TKTS Discount Booth at Duffy Square – just a block from Crowne Plaza – offers tickets to dozens of Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays for up to 50% off. The TKTS Discount Booth is easy to find – it’s directly beneath the signature red steps in the middle of Times Square.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, towering far above the Midtown Manhattan skyline, is an iconic piece of New York City lore. At 102 stories and 1,454 feet tall, the building is NYC’s second-tallest and one of the best places from which to see the city. Visit the observation deck to get a unique look at Times Square, Central Park and Downtown Manhattan from high above.    

Please contact our concierge for more information on New York City attractions and activities.