Times Square, New York City

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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. Our New York City holiday planner makes visiting Times Square and other New York City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Well, Times Square is exactly how to get it from the tv. Pretty big, lots of lights, flicker and advertisements. Here you should of course be some atmosphere. I'd recommend this day and evening time. A world of difference in terms of atmosphere. And for a nice meal: the hard rock cafe is also there.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Iconic, representative and striking. There's no way to go to New York and didn't meet the Times Square. She probably will be full, your photos will always have someone strange appearing behind, but you'll get a great deal and go crazy with so many video screens. Looks like it's clear day which is so image appearing. I highlight the quality of the screens as high point and low point the stocking and the scantily clad women who want to spend a Brazilian Carnival image, creating stereotypes.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The place is electric, whether day or night. Always crowded, really denotes the city q never sleeps. The signs and huge videos are surreal. A person is hypnotized.
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