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Location: New York, United States, North America

Best time to visit: year round


What to do and what to see:

New York City’s Broadway conjures images of singing, dancing and entertainment of the highest quality, and this iconic area has been drawing audiences for over 100 years. The term “Broadway” actually refers to a collection of 40 professional theaters that are clustered near the intersection of 7th Avenue and Broadway in midtown Manhattan, and with so many theatres and performances to choose from, visitors are sure to find a show they will adore. Widely acclaimed musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story have inspired theatre goers for years, and classical plays like Our Town and Hamlet are performed with excellence. Enthusiasts can dig deeper into the heart of the area with an up-close and personal walking tour offered by several different tour operators, covering The Theatre District as well as Times Square. What if you’ve taken in all the shows you can handle? Plan some time to shop at the huge variety of vendors and merchants on Times Square, the central portion of the city seen filled to bursting with revelers every New Years Eve, or hop over a few blocks east and check out the main branch of the New York Public Library. Any time of the year is a great time to take in the exceptional talents displayed on Broadway.

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