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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Times Square

When you’re booking a trip to New York City and looking for Midtown Manhattan hotel rooms, consider who you’re traveling with and what area will work best. As the cultural hub of Midtown, Times Square is a great starting point because it has attractions and accommodations for everyone in the family. 

1. Kids Can Have So Much Fun Here

Families traveling in New York City can enjoy so much, but Times Square is particularly family-friendly. From Hershey’s Chocolate World to M&Ms World and many more immersive, larger-than-life retail locations — it’s the perfect neighborhood for browsing and casual shopping. 

2. The Superheroes & Giant Billboards on the Street

The fantasy of traveling in Times Square continues outside of the shops where your kids can take pictures with their favorite superheroes and cartoon characters. Out here, the whole family can take pictures underneath the bright, giant, iconic billboards lining the streets, and take part in Times Square traditions like eating a giant pretzel, going up and sitting on Times Square’s Red Steps (one of the best selfie spots in the city), and standing in line at the famous TKTS Booth for Broadway tickets. 

3. Musicals & Plays on Broadway 

Times Square is also the home of Broadway, which is the pinnacle of the live theater world. When traveling in Times Square with your family, you should absolutely check out which musicals and plays are having runs and pick one out to go see! 

Right now, there are a number of exciting productions being shown. For a long time, The Lion King has been a great show for kids and adults, and it continues to blow audiences away at the Minskoff Theater. You can also still catch Hamilton on Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theater. 

4. Dogs Can Even Enjoy Times Square 

With candy stores, plays, and restaurants, Times Square has fun stuff for kids and adults. And when you’re traveling to a pet-friendly hotel in Midtown like ours, your furry, adorable companion is more than welcome. Just notify an agent when booking, and then you can bring your dog along for only $75/stay. We’re excited to point this out with International Dog Day just around the corner! 

5. There’s Always an Event in Times Square

Times Square is also just a hotbed of entertainment and culture. It’s where the world turns its eye to watch the ball drop every New Year’s Eve, and it’s the home to countless concerts, performances, pop-ups, and parades throughout the year. Times Square is constantly alive and fun. 

Stay with Aliz Hotel Times Square 

When you’re planning your vacation to Times Square check out our fantastic Midtown Manhattan hotel rooms right in the heart of the neighborhood. And don’t forget your furry, loyal canine companion this International Dog Day on August 26th.

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