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Address: Broadway, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (212) 768-1560
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, office buildings and...
Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, office buildings and flashing billboards around it.
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It's an iconic scene out of every movie that takes place in New York. You have to go. There were some interesting things going on like the "Kiss Cam" and a military tank with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Coral Gables, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Too many people, still smells like urine after it rain in some areas and the traffic is ridiculous. Now with bike riders, they seem to think that they can speed through the street in "their" lanes and not watch for pedestrians! Oh well... will avoid going their with my kids until they are older - TS is not toddler friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's an iconic scene out of every movie that takes place in New York. You have to go. There were some interesting things going on like the "Kiss Cam" and a military tank with servicemen doing fighting displays on a large mat. I'm not sure if that's always there, but I am guessing the street performers and costume characters are.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Too much hype–too many people, too many cars, too much noise and light. Unless you're headed to a Broadway show, avoid. Or catching a bus tour.

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fremont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I always go to Times Square when I am in NY. Always fun to just walk and people watch after dark. The lighted signs and billboards is just fun to experience. You see it on TV but being there is a must when in NY

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Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must see for the family! The kids and I visited right after New Years and enjoyed the night view. The shopping is amazing!

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to get away last weekend and we strolled into Times Square around 11:30 PM Friday. We were expecting it to be a little quiet and boy were we wrong, it felt like 12 noon. There was so much to do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and well my excitement was wonderful, there was so much going on you didn't know where to look. Better at night as the lights are dazzling.

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ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When in NYC, you must see..yes, it is crowded and can be crazy, but it should be seen...lots of lights, interesting characters to be seen...

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you have never seen Times Square, you should go there. However, 30 minutes to an hour is enough time there. You will find better shopping, restaurants, etc. in other places. I didn't like the giant crowds and the people who constantly try to sell tour packages, show tickets, etc.

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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Having been to NY a few times thought that the "square" would get old. But it never fails to disapoint and we found ourselves snapping photos evening.

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