Top 5 Things to do in Times Square, Flickr: b00nj

On Broadway!

When you think of New York City, Times Square may easily come to mind.
No matter how big of a tourist trap it is, it continues to be one of the
places to visit for everyone. Whether you love the dazzling lights, the
busy streets or the ambiance of it all, Times Square cannot be missed.
When you actually get there, you may find yourself overwhelmed and
wonder what to do first. Our tips will give you a perfect day in Times

Do: Broadway Show

One of the major street intersections in Times Square is Broadway; the famous avenue that crosses through Manhattan. Before Times Square got its name, it was Long Acre Square. It was renamed Times Square after the New York Times building that once stood in the early 20th Century. Broadway became famous for its advertisements, upscale hotels and theaters. Seeing a Broadway show is its own tourist attraction in itself, dating back to the 19th Century. A Broadway show brings stories to life and is a part of the New York City lifestyle. There is a show for everyone, whether you like musicals, dramas or comedies.

Eat: Havana Central

Unfortunately, Times Square has a bad reputation when it comes to good eats. You’ll be sure to spend a pretty penny at some places that aren’t worth your time or money. Spend it wisely at Havana Central where you’ll find a Caribbean experience in the middle of Times Square. Enjoy the comforts of traditional Cuban food and drinks are authentically delicious. Your best classic meal will be the Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken) and one of their famous glasses of Sangria. On weekends, feel even more like you’re in Cuba with live bands playing salsa music.

Drink: The New York Beer Company

Beer lover or not, there's no wrong in a visit to the New York Beer Company. With an extensive list of 40 drafts, 50 bottles and plenty of interesting flight and pairing options, you'll find something to tickle your fancy. We love the choices in local brews like the Brooklyn Lagers or the Bronx Black Pale Ale. It's a nice place to start the weekend and enjoy your stay in New York City.

Experience: Marriot Marquis The View

You've visited the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock for bird’s eye views of New York City, so why would you want another view from the top? This view is a bit different and has a fun twist. Take a trip to the Marriott Marquis (Or just head upstairs if you're staying at the hotel) and go up to the View Restaurant and Lounge. You're up 48 stories over the skyline and smack in the middle of Times Square. You'll be able to spot certain buildings in the area and even catch a lovely sunset over New Jersey. The best part- the restaurant rotates giving you 360-degree views without moving a muscle. There is no entrance fee other than buying one drink for a classy experience over New York.

Shop: M&Ms World

If you thought we would tell you to buy cheap New York souvenirs in Times Square, think again. Have some fun while you shop at the M&Ms world. You wouldn't think a store based on one type of candy would be interesting, but you would be surprised. You will literally feel like a kid in the candy store with M&M's candy and memorabilia surrounding you. You'll love the fact that you can buy every color and flavor of M&Ms made; even flavors you've probably never tasted like the pink coconut M&M. Have fun taking a Mood Meter Quiz that will determine your M&M color and shape! Shopping for unique M&Ms sounds a lot more than a Made in China key chain.

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