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“Sit down, have a drink and watch it unfold”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Times Square Visitors Center - CLOSED

Times Square Visitors Center
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Sit down, have a drink and watch it unfold”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Times Square is a very noisy, dirty place, but somehow it has a wonderful atmosphere. There are thousands of people here all squashed in one place taking pictures. There are a lot of beggers and people husteling to sell you trips which gets a bit annoying but it should not be missed . The best thing to do is get a drink, sit down and watch it all unfold. There is something to see every second

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Must see!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

There is only 1 Times Square. If you go to NYC, you MUST go here. The lights, the signs, the people, the ambience - it's all unique. There are tourists taking pictures of everything in every direction at once. There are people dressed as all sorts of characters from children's stories to the Statue of Liberty in green make up and draped clothes. At night, you see more adult characters as well as the kid ones. We always take people there and every time we go, we, too, who have always lived in NY catch some of the magic just by being there with others. If you don't like crowds, weirdly-dressed people, noise, or tourists, you just should not come to NYC at all. But if you want a uniquely NY experience, come to Times Square. Any time of day, any time of year. It's always something to talk about when you get back home.

Visited October 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“A landmark”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

You cannot visit New York and miss Times Square. Every second American movie has a scene from there.

Very "bright" during day and night with lots of people.

Keep your wallet very close

Visited September 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Must be seen at night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is surely one of the world's most famous locations. You simply cannot visit New York and not visit Times Square. And you must go at night, for the incredible display of advertising screens. Huge selection of shops and restaurants in the area, with souvenir shops galore. But if you don't like crowds, find somewhere else to visit.

Visited September 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“The Madness of Times Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited NYC over the 4th of July. Probably not the best time to visit but it sure was exciting as well as busy. it was just wall to wall people. Not sure if it is like this all the time. Was so impressed with the 'mime' characters as well as those dressed in various disney costumes. Just realize that it does cost to have your picture taken with them. People on a whole are extremely friendly as well as helpful. Had my 11 year old granddaughter with me and she was just wide eyed with all that was going on. It is most impressive at night time. We were able to see the fireworks from out hotel which was an unbelievable sight. We stayed right in Times Square. This was my first trip and one that I hope to be able to take again.

Visited July 2013
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