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Times Square
Times Square

Times Square

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Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10036
http://www.timessquarenyc.org/
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Bright lights, big city: The neon-strewn heart of The Big Apple is where you'll find Broadway theaters that house multimillion-dollar productions, chain restaurants that are spectacles in and of ... Read more
themselves, and enough electronic billboards to overload even the most entertainment-jaded eyes. Sometimes called the 'Crossroads of the World,' Times Square hosts the United States' most famous New Year's Eve party -- arrive early to stake out your spot. In the last few years, the area has become decidedly more pedestrian friendly with mini-parks in place of what used to be parking and roadways. Come, sit a spell, and watch the beautiful madness that is New York City play out in front of you. It's the best show on Broadway.

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Local from New York City

Locals wouldn’t be caught dead here, but you definitely got to experience Times Square at least once!

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Brussels

Amazing ! When I saw it for the first time, I was amazed.
These lights, these crazy people...

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Big Rapids

If you enjoy an experience, I definitely recommend Times Square. Although it is very busy, it is worth seeing. There are too many places to visit in just one day. I enjoyed looking through the tourist shops and eating the food. Some of my favorite shops were the Disney Store, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the Hershey Store, and many more. The best time to go is at night when the electronic billboards illuminate the street. Overall it was definitely worth the time to see and I will be going back again!

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London

It’s always crowded but it’s impossible to come to New York City and not go to times square.

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Quebec City

A trip to New York City would not be complete without a visit to the iconic Times Square. Bright lights, plenty of life, and countless shops and shows! There’s so much to do in NYC.

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Hoboken

It's great to walk around and see all the lights, however it is waaay more enjoyable if you can go really late, after the shows let out. With all the tourists it can be damn near impossible to enjoy.

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São Paulo

If you are in New York for the first time, you must go to Time Square. Forget about the talk that it is a tourist trap, is not. Take a lot of pictures and be amazed with the place

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Local from New York City

Naturally, every tourist comes here. But avoid it during the day because it's a mad house. The best time to go is at 11:58pm. Why so specific? Each night at midnight the billboards go dark for 1 minute and then light up with local artists, pictures, videos, music, from all over the city. It's called the midnight moment. Get a nice spot on the seats in the center of the square to experience the beauty. That's the best time to go to times square to get a feel of what NYC is really about.

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Atlanta

We went to Good Morning America early one morning so I got to see Times Square very quiet. Then later in the day we went back and it was a madhouse. So if you want to see it without people, go at 6:00am! Otherwise it will always be slammed with people. Also, there’s a big coffee shop on the corner right there and the coffee tastes like dirt, but they do have a bathroom.

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Jackson

Iconic. Bright lights. Beautiful in its own way. Times Square is a place everyone needs to go once, but it can be a hectic nightmare.

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Toronto

it was wonderful, so many lights and beautiful sights around. i recommend going in the morning if you wanna be there with less packed people and better pictures.

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Shelton

You've seen the same photo of it on instagram, TV, films, and NYE. Well, it's much less exciting in real life. It's a genuine nightmare to navigate through as it's a huge tourist trap.

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Playa del Carmen

Granted you can't visit New York without at least walking through Times Square. Let's face it though once is enough! It's always super crowded so it can be impossible to walk through sometimes without having to fight your way through the crowds and getting taken by surprise by someone stopping dead in front of you to take a picture. I know it may be tempting but don't eat here. Walk a few blocks to Hells Kitchen as you won't pay the 'Times Square tax'. Eating on Times Square can get expensive!

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Houston

There is always a bucket drum to dance to through Times Square! It’s dirty and crowded but an NYC must see!

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Kaunas

A must-see in NYC. Full of tourists, ads and pickpocketers. BE SAFE!!! Many shops and restaurants around!

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Local from New York City

One of my favorite places to go to people watch in the city, and, surprisingly, to meditate! With the bright lights, huge screens, music, languages from around the world, and vendors offering everything from food to keychains, there really is no place like it. A must see for anyone coming to NYC.

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Local from New York City

The most iconic and famous spot in all of NYC. Though consistently busy, you'll find the late night hours in the off season are less crowded, and the later hours of the night might even find it quieter, too. The center of NYC, be dazzled by all the lights, ads, sights, and sounds. There are several hidden restaurants nearby that are not chains, and every Broadway show you've ever dreamt of is nearby.

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Sioux Falls

Way too touristy for my taste, but had to check it off the bucket list. Worth seeing.

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Lakewood

The heart of the bustle in NYC. Even at 11 pm the square is packed! The theatres are humming and action everywhere!

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Columbus

Best time to go and look at all the lights is at night and it has lots of shopping stores and food stores

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