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Times Square

Broadway, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 768-1560
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Ranked #76 of 863 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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Gatineau, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Been there 3 times in 4 days. During the day, around dinner time and one evening after dinner. The Saturday evening was the busiest time of all three times we went. One was a Friday for Dinner and then we left to check in at the hotel. The other was on Columbus day, so you had people going to work.... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Ok, I get Times Square. I have been there for New Years eve festivities as well as showing friends around, it is what you would expect. I remember Times Square in the 70's and it was much rougher but today it is much more friendly. Thats not to say it is friendly, just friendlier. CURRENTLY they are tearing up the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I used to work here, long ago, in the Paramount Building at 1501 Broadway and thought it was the centre of the universe. Now, sadly, Times Sq is a glitzy, overpriced tourist trap. But I guess you gotta go.. just to say you've seen it. At least the Starlite Deli is still there on W. 44th.

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Independence, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a place like no other. I am very glad I saw it, but had no desire to spend much time there at all. We basically walked through and were happy to leave. All that said, it is hard to describe and is a must see at least once. People watching at it's best.

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England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There is so much more to New York, yes it is a must see but frankly it is a dump, bad pavements and roads and over crowded and a rip off. Head past onto 8th for good eateries or other way to 5th and 6th, also head Downtown to Grenwich Village or Chelsea. Don' get me wrong, it is worth... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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149 reviews 149 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Everyone should see this place at least once. It is amazing at night but can get really really crowded. Depending on the time of year you can go early and avoid the crowd , take some pics and get out of there. Eat a dirty water dog, buy something touristy. I heart NY!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very atmospheric place. Loads of cabs and crowds and skyscrapers. Place is really really busy but that all adds to the enjoyment. queued for cut price theatre tickets, but could have done without standing in line for nearly two hours. still very enjoyable.

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Vienna, Austria
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Even if you do not like crowded places, go there - at least once. Preferably at night. It is just a "must see" when you visit New York!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Photos & videos fall to capture Times Square. You need to stand in the middle of the square on a nice summers night to appreciate the spectacle, glitz & glamour of this place. The true beating heart of the big apple. Well worth a visit by night. The square never sleeps & is constantly packed with literally millions of people... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Hive of activity so many lights and people and taxi cabs if you dont like crowds its not a place for you.I dont enjoy crowds that much but had a fantastic time with friends from home and loved one We had a crazy time ,they got to see my ring been put on ,was wonderful and we celebrated nearby with... More

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