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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  • Feel surrounded by the immensity of the ads on the buildings and the immpresive amount of people and shops.  more »
  • Stay away from this area especially on Saturday. It is soooooooooooo crowded and those darn Elmo characters!!! It is just a zoo there. If you have or suffer from anxiety in crowds you better stay away...  more »
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