Tryp by Wyndham New York Times Square
Just outside this newly renovated hotel’s front door, Times Square’s theater district bustles with a fervor found only in New York. But you wouldn’t know it from Primary Lounge, the contemporary lobby bar where you can enjoy a trendy cocktail in peace. In the morning, start your day with some breakfast—the hotel offers both a continental option and a buffet of eggs, pancakes, and sausages.
- Contemporary design: Each guest room is outfitted with a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, and a cool decor marked by gray, wood, and white accents. There’s free WiFi, too.
- Dig in to fresh sushi or sample Vietnamese specialties at the hotel’s two restaurants.
- Fit in a workout at the onsite fitness center.
- Explore New York via public transit. The nearby A and Q trains will take you south to Chinatown, the financial district, and Brooklyn.
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.