Here we have the beginning of another year and what better place to begin with than Times Square with its elaborate New Year’s Eve extravaganza. After all the celebrating of the New Year has concluded, take in the sights and sounds of Times Square with a daytime stroll through the Square. With its recent revitalization, the new Times Square area boasts family-friendly cinemas, restaurants and shops.

All will love the exciting, realistic wax casts as Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum at 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Along Broadway, you’ll also find a number of theme restaurants like Planet Hollywood at 45th. Or for an authentic New York experience, stop by the Carnegie Deli on 7th Ave., between 54th and 55th, for a famous corned beef or pastrami sandwich.

If you’re interested in seeing a show, make your way over to Duffy Square where hopeful theater-goers c an wait in line at the TKTS stand for half-price tickets to some of Broadway’s (and off-Broadway’s) hottest shows.