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Everyone should take at least one trip to Time Square if they truly want to see something unbelievable. This is simply one of the most amazing places on earth. There's no wonder why so many movies are filmed in the heart of Time Square.
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Time Square is one of those "larger than life" places that you have to see in person to truly appreciate. The heart of 42nd street and 8th avenue is like a brilliant theme park without all the annoying rides and lines to ride them. There are some of the greatest restaurants in the world located right on 42nd street like B.B. King's famous B-B-Q joint.
Anyone who thinks they've ever seen anything even close to the grand spectacle that is Time Square should think again. There are a couple of 3 story movie theaters on opposite sides of the street. There's the Madam Tussaud's wax museum, which is worth the trip to time square all by itself. Right next to Madam Tussaud's is the world famous Ripley's believe it or not. This museum actually sends out live street performers to do incredible feats for passersby. There's a guy who comes out a few times a day and drives a nail into the middle of his head. Yes everything in Time Square is larger than life even the 4 story McDonalds which is also on 42nd street – and while it may not be the vacation cuisine you had in mind, it is most certainly worth a look.
As if 42nd street wasn't enough of a grand spectacle, just up the street there's a Toy's R Us with a huge, indoor Ferris wheel. Less than one block away from there is the world famous M&M store that very kid loves to visit. Speaking of things kids will love. You could walk through time square and meet Mickey Mouse or Sponge Bob Square pants. They'll even pose for pictures with the children. For the ladies, there’s the infamous naked cowboy who’ll wow them with his chiseled physique and raunchy singing.
All of the excitement is sure to tire the average tourist out so there's a huge set of bleacher's right where 8th avenue runs into Broadway. Speaking of Broadway, Time Square is also home to the most amazing live shows in the world. Rebecca, Oklahoma, Rock of Ages and now, even Spider-Man has his own live show, the collective lineup providing more than ample inspiration for both young and old.
If you’re fortunate enough to be in Times Square on December 31, you’re in for the absolute greatest event in the history of the known universe. The New Year’s Eve ball drop in Time Square brings in an amazing 1 million people to view the clock roll over into a new calendar. Regardless of when a person goes to the world famous Time Square, he or she is in for a real treat. There is nothing on earth like Time Square and anyone that chooses to take a vacation there will surely remember the amazing experience for the rest of his or her life – it’s certainly a vacation inspiration worth having, at any time of the year.