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Times Square got its name from the New York Times building (The Times Tower). Well, there’s a behind-the-scenes story that will tell you how Times Square really obtained its name.
How and why did the New Year’s Eve ball drop tradition begin? There’s only one way to find out. Take a Manhattan Walking Tour Times Square tour and get the answer to these questions and many more. This walking tour runs 1 hour. Of course, you can add on another NYC neighborhood tour and create a combo package lasting about 3-1/2 hours.
If one hour isn't enough, just call for suggestions and plan a half-day of guided tours with us.
Times Square is one of the most iconic neighborhoods of New York City. Known as the crossroads of the World Times Square is considered as one of the most visited tourist attractions in NYC. The most famous New Year's Eve celebration takes place in Times Square, New York City during our famous Ball Drop. As a part of the Broadway Theater District, Times Square is one of the cultural centers of NYC and therefore the world. If you are vacationing in Manhattan you're almost guaranteed you will see at least one Broadway show, so knowing the history of Times Square will enrich your NYC experience. Besides Broadway, there is a plenty of entertainment for you to enjoy, such as BB Kings House of Blues, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Madame Tussauds Museum and famous NYC restaurants like Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood. You'll want to know how Times Square in NYC got its name, find out the whole story of the real Times Square and our famous Ball Drop from some of the best guides in New York City. You'll get the inside scoop on this most popular attraction of New York City.
Tour starts every day at 11.00AM