Hotel at a Glance: Night Times Square
Although the hurly-burly of Times Square is less than a block away, this 4-star hotel maintains a posh oasis of calm in Manhattan. From the lobby, where aquariums and postmodern light fixtures add touches of gallery cool to the space, you’ll head up to one of the hotel’s sleek guest rooms; amenities here include Bose sound systems and free WiFi.
- Eat and drink at Maple Restaurant & Lounge, where the cocktails are named after famous literature and the meals are inspired by the rugged lodges of the American West.
- Stay fit: Your stay includes free access to the nearby Equinox Fitness.
- Nearby attractions include the Theater District, foodie-approved restaurants of Hell’s Kitchen, and iconic NYC landmarks ranging from Rockefeller Center to the Empire State Building.
Times Square, Manhattan: Flashy Neon Lights and World-Class Culture
Times Square is located 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 world-class 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 waterlily paintings, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Save time for a stroll through the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden, where dazzling 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.