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A Theater Lover’s Staycation in Times Square

Sleep over in the heart of the city.

Photo courtesy of Edition Hotels

Come for the Broadway show. Stay for the incredible food, nightlife, and sights of the world’s crossroads.

CHECK IN: At the New Times Square Edition

This five-star hotel has some of the chicest dining and drinking spaces we’ve seen. 701 Seventh Avenue (at West 47th Street)

LUNCH: Grab Tacos at One of the City’s Best Mexican Spots, Los Tacos No. 1

Eat them at the pedestrian café tables in the center of Times Square for epic people-watching. 229 West 43rd Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)

DO: Explore Bryant Park

Play chess and board games with fellow New Yorkers and visitors, challenge someone to a ping-pong match, or pick up a novel at the wonderful Kinokuniya bookstore across the street and read it in the park’s sunny central square. West 40th Street to 42nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

DINNER: Enjoy the Prix Fixe Pretheater Menu at Sen Sakana

Order the Japanese chicken curry empanadas and the sushi combination at this innovative Japanese-Peruvian restaurant, just a block away from most Times Square theaters. 28 West 44th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

SEE: A Broadway Show!

Whether you catch Dear Evan Hansen, The PromHarry Potter, or Hamilton, enjoy the world-class talent and buzzy excitement of the Theater District at showtime.

DRINK: Sophisticated Sippers at the Lobby Bar

Head back to the hotel to toast your theater experience at the 10th-floor Lobby Bar, which happens to be one of the sleekest, hippest new cocktail lounges in town. In fact, it’s entirely possible you might see some of the actors from your show enjoying a post-performance drink here, too. 701 Seventh Avenue (at West 47th Street)

BREAKFAST: With a View at the Hotel

Wake up the next morning with coffee and eggs at the Edition’s Outdoor Gardens, perched high over the Times Square action, before a day of enjoying the sights—Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art (closed June 16–October 20, 2019), St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, Central Park, to name a few—within easy walking distance of the hotel. 701 Seventh Avenue (at West 47th Street)

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