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Times Square

Broadway, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 768-1560
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Ranked #68 of 855 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Traveler Description: From some locations in NYC it is easier to get to Grand Central Station than to Times Square. The "S" - 42 Street Shuttle subway train runs from... more »
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Reno, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Probably the biggest crowd I saw on my trip to NYC, but there's lots to see and great people watching. Also a great place to grab a NYC souvenir.

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120 reviews 120 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Times Square - on a Saturday afternoon and night - nuts!!! There were all these animated characters dressed up, like Mickey Mouse, Cookie Monster, etc. but I suspect you won't see them for long, because I heard that the police are trying to crack down on them, since it's hard to see who has a license for street performing. It... More

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

When in NYC, we walked through Times Square every evening. It is a must see we when visiting NYC. You see lots of people dressed in costume or body paint. They want you to take a photo of you with them and then put their hand out or money. The advertisements are very bright and it is fun watching all... More

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was great to see the famous Times Square and to check out the local attractions inside it. The performers were fun but they all want your money. The toys-R-us was a fun trip for the kids as well as seeing the people in Disney/ super hero costumes. They loved it.

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Monterrey, Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Being in the middle of all this billboards and lights is a lifetime experience, whether you go during the day or the night; it's incredible! The only uncomfortable situation is that there are hundreds of people walking and taking photos all the time...

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Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My kids dragged me to TS twice while in NYC recently. They loved it, I hated it. While they found it exciting, colorful and awesome, I found it garish, loud and aggressive.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Always love walking in Times Square--day or night. Always New York Only sites, including a woman was naked except for a thong--she had the rest of her body painted and was just standing there for men to view her and pay her to take pics with them.

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Kaysville, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We took the subway and then walked a few blocks to Times Square one evening while in New York. We didn't stay there very long, just snapped some photos and spent a few minutes people watching. We walked a few blocks into the lights and then walked on the other side of the road while returning. It was worth seeing... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit - but it's very very crowded. Bright lights, lots of noise - if you love crowds, it's the place to be! However, after visiting once, we tried to avoid walking near it, as it's way to busy for us.

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192 reviews 192 reviews
22 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Bustling no matter when you visit! It's a must when in New York! If you are looking for a quiet hotel avoid this area!But if you want to be in the centre of the action -this is the area for you! Ticket booth in the centre- 47th Street for cut price theatre tickets-10 AM for matinee performances that day or... More

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