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Saunter up either 6 th or 7 th Avenue for more “pop culture” landmarks such
as the Late Night Theater, Rockefeller Center, and the entrance of Central
The Times Square Alliance offers daily updated information regarding spe-
cials, discounts, and events going on in Times Square. Although many New
Yorkers do not take advantage of it, head to this site to find specials and
discounts on a wide range of events from happy hours to lunch specials to
Use location-based apps such as Yelp or OpenTable to help you find restaur-
ants and the best happy hour around Times Square. Don't be afraid if it takes
you off track to 8 th Avenue or 9 th Avenue (Hell's Kitchen). Some of the best
Italian and Thai food is featured there, as well as great Happy Hour specials
that are more reasonable than the tourist prices of Times Square. OpenTable
offers you the option to reserve a table before you get to the restaurant, so
you won't lost time sight-seeing
Times Square is known for both its lights and stores. The stores are known
to have a wider shopping assortment to accommodate the traffic and com-
pete with other stores. Some of the stores, such as the Toys "R" Us , which
features an indoor Ferris wheel. On 48 th Street and Broadway, Hershey's
Chocolate World offers NYC themed sweets right across the street from
M&M's World. Walt Disney World's flagship store features a Barbie condo
on the second floor, and is themed to lead you through the Enchanted Forest.
If you plan on spending time in Times Square for New Year's Eve, make
sure to get there early. As it becomes more crowded, NYPD starts barricad-
ing people in organized sections. You won't be able to eat, drink, use the
bathroom, or leave the area. It is very cold in December, and you should
plan to dress according.
When traveling in or around popular tourist attractions, here are some
Tourist DON'Ts:
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