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A Dozen Remarkable Things to Do in Times Square, New York City


From shopping to dining, from entertainment to learning there seems to be no limit to the number of things you can do in Times Square. Whether you are visiting for the first time, or the hundredth time, you’ll still find something interesting to do and see here.  

In this article, we highlight some of the ten remarkable things to do in Times Square, so that the next time you visit, you’ll know what not to miss!

Tip: with the incredible amount of things to do and places to visit, you better not carry a heavy bag with you. And if you have no choice but to come with your bag, then a great idea would be to find a nice spot where you can store luggage at Times Square. Otherwise, you’ll be tired before you can explore even a quarter of these treasures.

Take part in official Times Square Events

Times Square is part funhouse and part outdoor gallery and is a perfect place for people of all ages. If you are interested in participating in the events, be sure to check their official website to learn about what’s happening on that day or month.

Go to the Madame Tussauds

This is a well-known wax figure attraction that features more than 200 wax figures of famous sports legends, A-list stars, musicians, world leaders and more. If you are a Marvel’s Studio fanatic, then you’ll have plenty of selfie moments with Captain America, Hulk, Ironman and Thor at the Madame Tussauds.

National Geographic Ocean Odyssey

Imagine immersing yourself deep into the ocean right in New York City, at the Times Square! With a photo-real animation that has immersive sound and massive projection screens, your ocean trip will feel real. The ocean odyssey is an excellent activity for the whole family as there’s plenty of interactive technology like holograms, touch screens, and games involving ocean research/conservation.

Other things to do with kids

If you came with kids, make a point of visiting the Gulliver’s Gate, New Victory Theater or Bryant Park, you and the kids will love these places.

Experience the midnight moment

At 11.57 of every night, there’s a synchronization of huge billboards in Times Square that forms three great moments of the same images. You can spare a few minutes to experience that moment.

Watch people pass by

The thought of sitting down and watching people might sound not so interesting, but when you are in Times Square, you’ll love it. Just sit at the pedestrian zone or the red TKTS steps, or anywhere else, and feel the New York City buzz of energy all around you.

Salute the Statue of Liberty and many more

It’s only at the Times Square where you get to hug a cartoon character that you’ve loved for years, whether its Sponge Bob, Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Elmo or Mario. You can also have a look at the iconic Statue of Liberty.

Taste the foods

There are numerous restaurants offering lots of different foods. Grab a bite at some of the restaurants in Times Square that include  Shakeshack, Maoz Falafel & Grill, Chipotle, Sushi by Bou, Aureole, Hunt & Fish Club, Virgil, John’s Pizzeria, Toloache and more.

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