Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Manhattan-Times Square North
Set just a block from Broadway, the Hampton Inn has an ideal location for travelers who love live entertainment. Plays and musicals are staged at a number of theaters within walking distance, and comedians and recording artists charm crowds at landmark venues including Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall.
- Photo op: Central Park is about half a mile away.
- Where to eat: Nearby Restaurant Row is lined with almost three dozen acclaimed spots ranging from steak to dim sum.
- Free breakfast with options like sausage and fresh fruit and waffles
- Free WiFi makes it easy to plan days in the city.
- Healthy habits: The fitness center is outfitted with cardio machines and free weights.
- Exclusive Coupon NYC Value Pack: Guests receive a buy one/get one coupon to Ripley’s Believe It or Not, two tickets to Bryant Park Carousel, $5 off Broadway up Close walking tour, 20% off Spirit Cruises, and $10 off “Super Tour of NYC.”
Times Square, Manhattan: Flashy Neon Lights and World-Class Culture
Times Square is at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The famous address—affectionately known as “the Crossroads of the World”—is home to hypnotizing billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and the neon lights of Broadway. Beyond the glitz and gimmicks, there are a number of cultural offerings in the area, ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square, site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.
Nearby, the Museum of Modern Art houses a trove of masterpieces including Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Save time for a stroll through the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden, where installations are clustered around sparkling reflecting pools. About a mile north of Times Square, the David H. Koch Theater is home to one of the world’s foremost dance companies—the New York City Ballet, which stages contemporary works as well as classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.