How do you get into Times Square in New York for New Years?
Fortunately, there is no admission to access the party. Just show up... and show up EARLY! You may wish to make dining reservations at one of the restaurants in Times Square and that will give you access to a warm place to ring in the new year and restrooms! If you are just hanging out on the street and need a restroom, expect to pay around $20 (the 2005 rate at the TGI Fridays NYC). Also, many streets close to vehicle traffic surrounding Times Square early on the 31st. You should plan to park and stay put overnight and walk into the square. Lastly, due to security meausre in effect, your handbags may be searched by police at the perimeter of the celebration. Don't bring anything you'll regret. Good luck and have a festive new year!
Some hotels located in New York Times Square are: Hilton Times Square, New York Marriott Marquis, Westin New York at Times Square, W New York Times Square and many others. New York Times Square has many hotels located right in or close by. Many of the top name hotels along with locally run can be found.