Element New York Times Square West


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Things to do in Times Square

We're located in the heart of New York City, and have the best of midtown Manhattan at our doorstep. Enjoy sight-seeing around town or relax and have a bite at some of Manhattan's hot spots. Make sure to check out all of the best things to do in Times Square.

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See our list of things to do in Times Square below:


  • Museum of Modern Art - Spend a couple hours at the museum and enjoy its amazing collection of modern and contemporary American art.
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - This family-friendly museum allows you to get up close and personal with your favorite actors, actresses, and singers
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - The only museum where visitors can experience the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the first space shuttle Enterprise, a Cold War-era submarine Growler, a British Airways Concorde, and the world’s fastest jets.

Local Attractions

  • Discovery Times Square - Visit New York City's first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world's defining cultures, art, history, and events. 
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral - The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City.
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck - Located in midtown Manhattan at historic Rockefeller Center, the views from the 70th-floor observatory are unmatched.
  • New York Public LibraryHousing up to 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the 2nd largest library in the United States. 
  • Bryant Park - The site of winter ice skating at The Pond, free summer movies on the lawn, and endless meals and meetings at its tables.
  • Empire State Building - The iconic Empire State Building is the centerpiece of the city’s skyline, as well as a testament to the ingenuity, vision, and spirit of New York.
  • Central Park - The first public park built in America, and also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year. 
  • Central Park Zoo - Also within the park is the Central Park Zoo which houses approximately 130 different species of animals ranging from snow leopards to tropical birds, and a variety of penguins to red pandas. 
  • Port Authority NYC - Port Authority is conveniently situated in midtown Manhattan between 8th and 9th Avenues from 40th to 42nd Street and only one block from Element New York Times Square West.


  • Herald Square Shopping - Dominated by Macy's, this shopping center is where 34th Street, Sixth Avenue, and Broadway meet.
  • TKTS Times Square - While in Manhattan, you have to take advantage of your convenient access to all the musicals and plays at an arm's reach. 
  • 5th Avenue Shopping - Shop to your heart's content at many brand name stores including Burberry, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ugg, American Girl Place, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more.
  • Madison Square Garden - Home to the New York Rangers and New York Knicks, catch a home game while you're in town. 
  • Radio City Music Hall - Home to the Radio City Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City.
  • Carnegie Hall - Enjoy one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.
  • Bowlmor Lanes Times Square - Gather friends and family and plan an outing to Bowlmor Lanes. Whether you're playing for fun or keeping score, you're sure to have a fun bowling night.
  • Dave & Busters - Eat, drink and play games! Dave & Buster's is fun for the whole family. 
  • AMC Empire 25 - Looking for a quiet night in? Visit one of the two movie theaters right in the heart of Times Square. Catch some of your box office favorites and munch of a bag of buttery popcorn.