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Address: Broadway, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (212) 768-1560
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Stop and look around

It's crowded! But do stop in one spot and do a complete 360 to just take it all in. Look up, too. And go during the day and at night. The night lights are great. If you can, walk... read more

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Becker, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's crowded! But do stop in one spot and do a complete 360 to just take it all in. Look up, too. And go during the day and at night. The night lights are great. If you can, walk the distance from the south end all the way to Central Park.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun, exciting, great place day or night. No other place like it. Shops, restaurants, people and traffic. More fun than I imagined.

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What is Manhattan without Time Square!!!! Lights, crowds, billboards to die for, the excitement and theater district within your footsteps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone has to visit times square especially at night! Never seen anything like it. Lights are amazing ! And the street shows are great really funny! Times square is the busiest place anytime of the day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can feel the pulse of NYC here. But don't go if you hate crowds. I do recommend people visit at least once. So much to see and do, very fun but crazy! The best people watching in America!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like crowds and lots of flashing electronic input, Times Square is for you. It is a NYC legacy & the site of the New Year's Eve Celebration. There are people in costumes and LOTS of tourists. If you have to walk through the area to get to the theater, it is a major nuisance!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning sights and plenty of shops. A little hectic though but it is New York. There are plenty of characters out on the street for photo opportunities for a small tip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An absolute must visit, this is a real buss of activity, the buildings, the massive advertising signs, well known top end shops and restaurants and lots for sightseeing. We found that mid week was a lot less crowded, the queues on a weekend were massive for popular shops and venues. You can buy tickets for shows, with 40 to 50%... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Times Square is a must see for first timers visiting NYC. For the average New Yorker the only time I go to Times Square is if I am going to a show on Broadway or dinner on Restaurant Row. I recent6went to see Hamilton and personally I dread walking through Times Square. All of the street performers if thats what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's fun....for five minutes. Too many tour guides trying to sell their trips. Felt a bit sleazy and cheap. Nice to go and see...walk through, take pictures and leave. I much prefer the less traveled areas of SoHo and LES.

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