New York Tours visiting Times Square
Explore New York City through its famous TV & movie locations!
Tours visiting Times Square
What People are Saying
“This is way better than the other trips offered out of Times Square, due to the comfort of the bus and friendliness of the guide and driver. ”
- Male, Age 20-29, Domestic Tourist
“Climbing the Statue of Liberty or catching the view from the Empire State Building are still top New York attractions but tourists are also scrambling to see where their favorite TV shows are filmed.”
-MSNBC Entertainment, Nov. 2009
Extending from West 42nd street to West 47th between Broadway and 7th Avenues, lies Times Square, the symbol of New York City and a world famous hotspot and tourist attraction. The neighborhood wasn't always so desirable, however. In the early to mid-1900’s, crime, corruption, and gambling inundated the dangerous neighborhood. Now, as you drive through this crowded quarter on our guided New York TV & Movie Sites Tour, you will notice its countless shops, advertisements, screens, and attractions… and thousands of people.
At the heart of Times Square is the Theatre District, which features both Broadway and off-Broadway shows. The magical Broadway shows are shown in 38 different theatres between 41st and 53rd Streets. Here, you can find Tony- and Olivier- Award winning shows like The Lion King, Les Miserables, and Rock of Ages. Also nearby is the infamous 42nd Street, which marks the passage way from Manhattan to many other parts of the tri-state area through Grand Central Terminal.
Considering Times Square is swamped with tourists and people, it makes sense that there are lots of great places to grab a bite to eat. If you are looking for delicious cuisine, make sure to check out Ruby Foos, located on 1626 Broadway, or Wu Liang Ye on 36 West 48th Street. Also check out Virgil’s, the famous barbeque restaurant, on 152 West 44th street, or the Italian restaurant, Becco, on 355 West 46th Street. If you are in a rush then don’t worry, there are plenty of street vendors all around! Be sure to stop by the Hershey’s store for some delectable chocolate desserts; it's located on 48th and Broadway!
It is no wonder this popular area has appeared in so many films, television series and literature, and why On Location Tours puts you in the heart of it all. With all of the restaurants, bars, shops, and attractions, you really don’t have to leave Times Square to have an exciting day and evening. On Location Tours makes sure to show all of the film highlights in this area.
Can you imagine a vacant Times Square with no people or cars? In order to shoot the empty Times Square scene for the Oscar-nominated film, Vanilla Sky, the production was given permission to actually close Times Square in the late night/early morning hours one Sunday. The only digital modification of the scene was changing the NASDAQ news ticker to avoid dating the film through the coverage of the presidential election.
Times Square currently serves as the primary shooting location for ABC's Good Morning America and was formerly the headquarters for MTV's Total Request Live. The annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and other New Year's Eve celebrations are shown from multiple locations around the square.
In Deep Impact, a giant wave destroys Times Square and New York. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Fallen shut up all the Times Square building commercials. In I Am Legend, Will Smith and his dog go hunting for deer in a deserted Times Square. In NBC’s Heroes, the character Hiro Nakamura, when first discovering he has the power to bend space and time, accidentally teleports himself to the middle of Times Square.
Other Popular Movies filmed in Times Square
- Conspiracy Theory
- Death to Smoochy
- Gremlins II
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- Jerry Maguire
- Last Action Hero
- Michael Clayton
- Midnight Cowboy
- Phone Booth
* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accomodate your request.
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