Times Square is one of the most popular landmarks of New York, and it's known everywhere. Featured in movies and series, this spot is perfect for getting your news update or seeing a cool commercial on one of the big billboards. When you walk through the world famous square, you might not know where to look, but don't worry - most of us don't, since it was designed to heighten your senses and blind you with light and awesomeness. This Midtown stretch is a fest for all five senses.
There are many things you should pay attention to: the Naked Cowboy who plays his guitar on the street, people peddling jewelry and art outside, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows (you can get discounted tickets at the TKTS Discount Booth). And in all the hustle don't forget to look at massive digital billboards that brighten the square and make it look blinding even at night.
In Times Square you can purchase toys at Toys “R” Us, visit wax celebrities at the Madame Tussauds, grab a post-theater meal at Restaurant Row and watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve. Ever since the cars were banned from West 42nd to West 47th Streets, Times Square is even more pedestrian friendly.