Take a walking tour of Times Square to get an understanding of the area. Big Onion Walking Tours offers well-informed trips that focus on the history, the diverse architecture, the theater district as well as points of interest detailing the world of Times Square. Stops include the Palace Theater, the Astor Hotel and Sardi's, in addition to spots tied to legendary New York figures including the Schuberts, Fanny Brice, Damon Runyon and Flo Ziegfeld.
Big Onion Walking Tours
476 13th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Why sit indoors in a Broadway theater when you can watch a grown man play guitar with nothing on but his underpants for free? For those of us who would like to save a few dollars, the Naked Cowboy is the ideal alternative. Outfitted in nothing more than a pair of white cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, a tight pair of briefs and a guitar slung over his shoulder, the Naked Cowboy regularly sings to the masses. Do your best not to blush as Naked Cowboy looks you straight in the eye while singing "Love Me Tender." Visitors can find the Naked Cowboy on the island between Broadway and 7th Avenue, just south of the TKTS Booth on 45th Street.
Head west on 42nd to the Leisure Time Bowl for late-night fun. Locals and visitors alike descend upon this new addition to the midtown scene to bowl into the wee hours of the morning. For those who want to exercise, this is one of the few options in the area. Leisure Time has a number of party options available including a bowling and gourmet or pizza party, the split party featuring appetizers and drinks, and the night owl special.
Leisure Time Bowl
625 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018