Our favourite ways to spend summer in Times Square

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Of the locations that conjure images of a vibrant, electric atmosphere, few rival the activity at Times Square. If your summer plans are at this iconic location, it may be difficult to compile an itinerary given the sheer amount of events happening all over. Read on for some of our favourite ways to do summer at Times Square. 

M&M’s World

Those with a sweet tooth beware! Everything M&M can be found here in these three storeys that compose New York’s biggest candy store. Visitors can witness the infamous two-storey ‘ Wall of Chocolate ‘, and shop all things M&M. Visitors can also try an array of traditional and rare M&M flavours to find their favourite M&M variety, or make their own M&Ms! Since the unveiling of the personalised printer, guests can also choose from a variety of clip art to print onto their own special M&Ms, or write a custom message of their choice onto their own souvenir (or snack) bunch of M&Ms. Whether visitors are searching for rare merchandise, want to try their hand at a custom M&M decoration or just want to indulge in chocolate, M&M’s world is a great addition to any travel plans. 

The Lion King at Minskoff Theatre

Since 2006, Broadway giant The Lion King has been an inspiring and charming feature of Times Square. Come see Broadway live and in-person with Julie Taymor’s The Lion King, raved over by newspapers and critics alike. Tickets are available for purchase for guests ages 8 and up, meaning this is just as much a family experience as it is a date activity or a solo endeavour for fans of Broadway. Whether a fan of live theatre, Disney or searching for another memorable moment to add to your time here at Times Square, come see The Lion King!

Taste of Times Square

Spoil your taste buds at the Taste of Times Square! Each summer, restaurants and chefs from all over the neighbourhood, the city and beyond converge on Times Square for a week to compete for the hearts and stomachs of New Yorkers. For several blocks in and around Time Square, try famous New York style Pizza, Birria Empanadas, Chicken Qorma, Jerk Chicken, Tonkotsu Ramen, Ropa Vieja and Burrata. Also adding to the excitement is live music and street performers, joining in on the festivities to make this action-packed location even more rousing. 

Solstice in Times Square

Find peace in the last place you would imagine to find it, right in Times Square! Every year, Yogis from all over the world maintain their tradition of meeting up in Times Square and guiding the public through meditation and yoga exercises, free to the public! All that’s needed is a yoga mat and clothes that afford you the flexibility to do Warrior II. For a unifying and truly unique experience, take up the opportunity to do Yoga with the people of New York right in the middle of Times Square.

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