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“Gotta See It to Believe it” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Times Square

Times Square
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US$40.00*
and up
Crossroads of the World Running Tour
Ranked #27 of 1,068 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, office buildings and flashing billboards around it.
Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Gotta See It to Believe it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We visited the Square by night. As my daughter put it, it was bright as day with all of the lights from the billboards. People everywhere. Characters in costume and out (women in g-strings only and paint everywhere else). If you want to go to a Broadway show, check out the Tkts booth in Times Square. You can get last minute tickets up to 50% off.

I would not take young children there at night but certainly saw plenty of children there in strollers being pushed through the crowds.

Visited July 2014
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“How can you not”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

How can you not see Times Square. It's crazy, over the top. Many interesting people. Great photo ops. You must see this! There are so many street vendors, tours, restaurants, stores and things you will never see anywhere else. The famous Times Square NYPD precinct and many police willing to take photos with you. But beware, the locals are so fed up with tourists so if you're there, be considerate and don't stop in the middle of the sidewalk because a thousand people are behind you trying to get somewhere.

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“Just...why?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

There's nothing to see here, not that's worth seeing anyway. We passed through on the way home, it's exactly the kind of place that makes you clutch your wallet -loud, noisy, busy, but with no interesting views or unique shops or anything to make it worthwhile. NO idea why this place would be an attraction.

Visited July 2014
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“Good Times Square must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Most excellent. This is a must see in New York. So much color, excitement, life and culture you can enjoy reasonable pizza and other quick refreshments. I cant wait to come back.

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“Times Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Very busy place but a see. Would not recommend staying in a hotel so close to Times Square. Just a few blocks North would have been better.

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