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Times Square

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Theater District, New York
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    Sean M.
    "Great for people watching and street photography..."(33 Tips)
    Maria G.
    "Great, lively, fun and bright, no torch required."(32 Tips)
    Mazen J.
    "Nice shopping area, big screens, enjoy walking"(15 Tips)
    Humaid B.
    "Beautiful crowded place, the heart of New York"(114 Tips)
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  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍July 21, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Most crowded NYC attraction, be prepared for slow walkers! Billboard lights are always illuminated and awesome to see at night. Easily accessible by subway or walking. Lots of good eats on 9th Avenue
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Vandy💋heart icon on user image
    Vandy💋August 23, 2015
    I love New York. Plain and simple. The lights, the people, the stores, the beauty as well as the hustle and bustle. Exploring at night was tons of fun. I'd relive that adventure. NYC is a beauty.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CruzMay 1, 2015
    If you want to have the most amazing and enjoyable view of Time Square at night, you should visit like over the midnight. Is really secure and you can enjoy it in an other way.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Andre R.heart icon on user image
    Andre RochaJanuary 3, 2017
    You have to visit here in your visit to New York. After that you will probably never want to go back, because it's really really crowded. But do it once!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Nef N.heart icon on user image
    Nef NefJune 13, 2018
    Go there half an hour before it gets dark so as to see the lights with both day light and during night. Grab a drink and just stare the lights! Feels like u are a kid!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Joseph T.heart icon on user image
    Joseph ThompsonMarch 25, 2018
    This is truly the beating heart of the U.S.A. I just love to sit and admire the spectacle.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 10, 2010
    This area was originally named Longacre Square but was renamed in 1904 when the NY Times moved to the skyscraper now known as One Times Square at 42nd St., famous for the Times Square Ball drop.
  • James P.heart icon on user image
    James PantherJune 20, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    There's always plenty happening here any time of year. If you get the chance though, New Year's Eve is one for the bucket list!
  • Giovanni G.heart icon on user image
    Giovanni GAugust 29, 2018
    Very busy,day and night, with street shows.Lights at night are awesome, a picture doesn’t give the same impression or feeling of what is really the scenario.A place to visit if traveling to New York.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeySeptember 24, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The best time to come here is 3am when it feels a bit quieter. The signs make it feel like it is still day. Very surreal.
  • Avneesh K.heart icon on user image
    Avneesh KohliJuly 15, 2018
    Pro-tip: grab Halal Guys from the cart a few blocks north, and bring to Times Square to eat and people watch. Nothing better
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClarkeJuly 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you've never been to New York City. Then i recommend you come here. The iconic area now mostly pedestrianised is a hub for tourists, but sits in the middle of many great things to see n do in NYC
  • BreAnn M.heart icon on user image
    BreAnn MarieApril 24, 2019
    You don’t know you’re there until you are in the middle of Times Square. On a nice day it’s crowded but go to the top of the red stairs and you’ll get a good view that isn’t too crowded most weekdays.
  • Devontaheart icon on user image
    DevontaAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to explore and walk around during the day or late at night! You just tip the characters you take pictures with. They are pushy!
  • Camila M.
    Camila MattosoJanuary 4, 2015
    Good place to go, see, take some pictures anddddd GET OUT OF! Definitely, you must explore other places in NYC to know very more interesting things that this amazing City has to show!
  • Meshariheart icon on user image
    MeshariJuly 18, 2017
    a must to visit spot in NY .. lots of vibes and enthusiasm in this place ..
  • Muratheart icon on user image
    MuratJuly 17, 2017
    Great place for a unique NYC experience; full of colorful screens, restaurants, famous shops, Broadway shows, and street shows. Place for souvenirs. No1 place to see in NYC! A-must-see.
  • Hedonist T.heart icon on user image
    Hedonist TravellerApril 13, 2018
    Just the most famous square in the world..where you can find tourists standing on the sidewalk while locals curse them ❤
  • Aurelio V.heart icon on user image
    Aurelio Ventrella JrNovember 13, 2017
    Amazing place for a photo shoot
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaDecember 30, 2014
    Over a million people annually flock to Times Square to greet the New Year. The legendary ball-drop is held since 1907. Enjoy the night - Lufthansa wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year!
  • Karina v.
    Bring a picnic and eat it at the outdoor tables or the bleachers. Much better than paying high tourist prices for a mediocre meal, and a great way to people watch!
  • Ammaro
    AmmaroOctober 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're planning on coming here for new years, make sure you arrive around 3 or 4pm otherwise you'll be all the way at the back and will miss the performances!
  • Lenny G.heart icon on user image
    Lenny GalloApril 19, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    The most visited tourist spot on the planet. It continues to get way too commercialized congested and the remnants of what made NYC so great, are slowly fading. Props to the new seating, however.
  • Carlos D.heart icon on user image
    Carlos DuarteJanuary 15, 2022
    It's always an amazing place to visit. I love it, an atmosphere and energy unlike any other place I've been.
  • Julio V.heart icon on user image
    Julio VillarrealAugust 22, 2015
    If you don't mind not entering no store, be sure to visit it like at 1 in the morning, it's still kind of crowded but your able to take amazing pictures and truly discover the beauty of Times Square.
  • Pamela B.heart icon on user image
    Pamela BenfordFebruary 15, 2017
    Everything is good here! I would recommend going in the evening because the scenery is beautiful. Even in the winter time here you can't go wrong.
  • Gerald R.heart icon on user image
    Gerald RiveraJune 26, 2016
    Times square is a amazing place to go to one of my favorite place to go to are the AMC Theatres, McDonald's, BBQ and finally Save and busters and I like to go to Broadway shows too
  • Vicky P.heart icon on user image
    Vicky P.June 11, 2018
    The views here are amazing! It's so open and wide, it's great! Although the bus people are a bit pushy, but I know they have jobs to do.
  • Velvet L.heart icon on user image
    Velvet LerangeSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to sit down and enjoy the city atmosphere. There are more chairs and accommodations for pedestrians during lovely weather.
  • Sean M.heart icon on user image
    Sean MolinDecember 26, 2014
    Great for people watching and street photography... But other than that probably best to avoid after getting your 10 minute fix.
  • Omar
    OmarOctober 20, 2014
    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
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaMay 23, 2015
    A must see for all NYC visitors. Be ready for large crowds and Disney characters. Bryant park is nearby if you need a break from all the stimuli
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJune 19, 2012
    Every year thousands of yogi’s gather here to celebrate the summer solstice. Get your zen on in the middle of Times Square with free yoga classes & giveaways. Find out when on MetroFocus. Read more
  • VH1
    VH1February 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is our home turf! Look up at 1515 Broadway (the building with crown...or devil horns) and wave at VH1. If you're hungry, the best pizza slice in the area is on 43rd btw 7th and 8th at Bella Vita!
  • Harumi U.heart icon on user image
    Harumi UDecember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You could be walking along snakes, naked people, all sorts of heroes and characters. And you may not notice single one of them. That's Times Square for you. Oh you may find a theater or two also...
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiNovember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Heart of NYC, with the famous red stairs. You feel empowered surrounded by all the hustle and bustle! Light up with billboards and live performances. This place has a charm.
  • Richie S.heart icon on user image
    Richie StarkNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much always jammed with people, which makes it difficult to walk when they stop and take pics. I like to play the game called don't stop walking - it can be pretty tough.
  • Nate S.heart icon on user image
    Nate SSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Fun fact: if you want to be here for the ball drop on New Years Eve, you will need to be here by around Noon on 12/31. Yes, 12 hours of waiting. Watch it from home instead!
  • kia
    kiaFebruary 7, 2015
    Times Square is the place to be. There is so much to do and so much good eats to choose from. Don't come here broke because you would be tempted to spend some money.
  • Roopesh C.heart icon on user image
    Roopesh ChinnakampalliFebruary 16, 2019
    Heart of New York. Anyone can miss this if you’re in the city. Must go there and walk till end of the street especially in the evening. So lively!
  • Virginie L.heart icon on user image
    Virginie LiaoAugust 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    It may take you 10+ mins to walk just one street block. You'll see lots of people dressed up in costumes that just ruin my childhood memories and nude wo/men. You won't see Mewtwo....yet.
  • Melting Hearts USA S.heart icon on user image
    Great for people watching or character watching and always a great place to check out if it's your first time in New York!
  • Vincent L.heart icon on user image
    Vincent LimJanuary 10, 2013
    For NYC, the place is open eye, especially saw so many big screen show so many commercial, the typical lost in New York kind of feel. Must visit and spend some time hanging over here without do any.
  • Listra B.heart icon on user image
    Listra BalconSeptember 15, 2015
    OMG! Sometime I forget I live in the greatest city in the world...until I go to Time Square especially at dark!! I took my good-friend from New Mexico to 42nd Street and we had the time of our lives!!
  • Bijan Y.heart icon on user image
    Bijan YoungApril 9, 2019
    Magnificent madness. Feels like the centre of the retail universe. Noisy. Bustling. Brash. Bouncing. Brilliant. Hold on to your loved ones and belongings, grit your teeth and go mingle in the madness
  • Earl P.
    Earl PoyserMay 14, 2015
    The unrelenting energy, the disparate souls flowing through, the machinery ruling the streets, the ascending buildings that kiss heaven's roots, the flashing lights, the various stories, etc.
  • Malek A.heart icon on user image
    Malek AlmutairiNovember 19, 2016
    A great place to visit to experience that New York vibe, a lot of people from different backgrounds, cool stores and overall just a awesome experience.
  • Ericka C.
    Ericka CDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You can get professional quality photos if you ask multiple tourists to take a photo of you on your camera. Some of them will be amazing photographers. Look for people with their own fancy cameras.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    If you can make it here you can make it anywhere, unless of course you’re trying to make it at Chief Otonga’s ‘Island of Overwhelming Hardship’ deep in the South Pacific. That place is another story.
  • Caroline K.heart icon on user image
    Caroline KJune 18, 2015
    My hangout place! Always events the Revlon screen, stores, restaurants, big lights, Times Scare, believe it or not, Regal and AMC theaters all subway lines at the 42nd street station too. Top place
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