The Best Things to do in Times Square - Our Favorites
Looking for some of the best things to do in Times Square? To help you make the most of your visit, here are our top 8 favorite Times Square activities:
A Day at the MoMA
Become a VIP for the day and get lost among the premier pieces of art at the MoMA. Known for the world's finest collections of contemporary and modern art, this museum is a great experience for locals and tourists alike. The MoMA features the extraordinary work of Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Duchamp, and Salvador Dali to name a few. Complete your experience with a visit to the museum's design store and grab a bite at a variety of dining options created by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group.
Kick Back with a Movie
Two blocks from our hotel is the historic Empire Theater, which once featured burlesque and live theater, and is now known as the AMC Empire 25. The theater opened in 1912 and you will still find remnants of the original architecture. Stop to admire the façade by Thomas Lamb, and walk through the atrium to see the original ceiling murals. At the top of the escalators, you can also glimpse the theater's old box seats.
View the City from Top of the Rock
The New York City skyline is iconic. Journey to the Top of the Rock to find sweeping views of the city and capture the perfect selfie. Top of the Rock also features a mobile viewfinder app to guide you through the landmarks that surround you.
Learn From Professional Dancers
The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Company has performed around the world, celebrating African American culture. The company's home is at the Joan Weill Center for Dance on West 55th Street and gives dance enthusiasts an opportunity to learn from some of the best. Classes are available even to beginners and range from ballet to samba to hip-hop.
Climb Aboard the Intrepid
Explore the winding corridors of American aircraft carrier, the Intrepid. Having served in World War II and the Vietnam War, the ship is now a museum that is home to the first space shuttle, the fastest spy jet, and a missile submarine.
Indulge at Veniro's
Veniro's Italian bakery is a New York staple founded in 1894. Located in the East Village, the pasticceria and café is filled with over 200 varieties of indulgences, including the quintessential New York style cheesecake. The interior is an experience in itself, with a Venetian room complete with gilded and stain glass ceilings.
Dine at Red Rooster Harlem
Enjoy some comfort food at Red Rooster Harlem. Created by famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster is a cultural experience, giving you a taste of Americana. Located in an historic neighborhood, the restaurant would be a great stop in a day trip to Harlem.
Big Onion Walking Tour
New York City and all of its eccentricities are best seen on foot. Take a tour with Big Onion Walking Tours and choose from a variety of neighborhoods.