Times Square, New York City

Few places conjure up as many iconic images of New York as Times Square, the tourist center of the city, filled with bright video screens and LED signs flashing their messages 24 hours a day. Despite its name, this city landmark isn't a square at all, but the triangular intersections of several main roads in the middle of Manhattan. Stop at the prominent visitor center for restaurant and hotel recommendations, free maps, and ticket sales for many tourist attractions. Often called the crossroads of the world, the area features themed restaurants, theaters, and shops. Put Times Square into our New York City trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful as well as curious to see how thousands of people gather at this point to see the lights of advertising screens. But the truth is that it's amazing to see it. Crowded of people surprised to see how the night seems to be day between as much lighting. Photo required.
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  • Impresses day... but at night you think that faith day is shops open until 00 hrs even more restaurants with equally extended hours... is the example that the city never sleeps
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  • We have seen Times square day and night. At night it is impressive, don't even need light so the panels illuminate the street! A lot of people. There is the famous shop m & me s!
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The first step to finding accommodations in New York City is finding the right neighborhood. Manhattan, where most visitors end up, offers some of the most expensive rooms in the world, though there are lower-budget options, such as hostels with shared restrooms. Reduce your costs by basing yourself in one of the outer boroughs, but beware of low-end motels where you may end up sharing the premises with hourly customers. Alternatively, stay along the New Jersey shore, offering all the major chain hotels at considerably lower prices than their Manhattan equivalents.
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