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Sightseeing: For nearly a century, the brightest lights, the biggest music, the longest parties and all the star power you could ask for have stemmed off a street called Broadway. At one time not so long ago, this area was a haven for decadence. Seedy sex shops and peep shows infested the area until a successful revitalization effort and the arrival of tenants like David Letterman paved the way for a new Times Square. Now, it's one of the most influential theater districts in the world. Times Square also hosts the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the country. Half a million people flock to the square every year to bid the old year goodbye and to welcome in the New Year, New York party style.

Attractions near Cruise Port: For nearly a century, the brightest lights, the biggest music, the longest parties and all the star power you could ask for have stemmed from along a few blocks of a street called Broadway. Some of the hardest working performers converge here in the Great White Way for the chance to entertain the world. At one time, this area was a haven for decadence. Seedy sex shops and peep shows infested the area until a successful revitalization effort and the arrival of new tenants like David Letterman paved the way for a new Times Square. Each year, 26 million tourists walk the theater-laden streets (40 theaters, including 22 landmarks) and dine at the various restaurants (with over 250 offering everything from fast food to luscious local and international eats). In addition, Times Square hosts the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the country. You may have heard of it.

Free Things to Do: For nearly a century, the brightest lights, the biggest music, the longest parties and all the star power you could ask for have stemmed from along a few blocks of a street called Broadway. Some of the hardest working performers converge here in the Great White Way for the chance to entertain the world. At one time, this area was a haven for decadence. Seedy sex shops and peep shows infested the area until a successful revitalization effort and the arrival of tenants like David Letterman paved the way for a new Times Square. Now, it's one of the most influential theater districts in the world. Times Square also hosts the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the country. Half a million people flock to the square every year to bid the old year goodbye and to welcome in the New Year, New York party style.

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Local Expert Courtney Sunday Says:

Attractions near Cruise Port, Free Things to Do: "For more information about the square, stop by the multi-service Visitor's Center at 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets. This also has the only free public restrooms in the area."

Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Love it or hate it, Times Square is a place everyone should see once.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: 26 million tourists can't be wrong: whether you are splashing out big or on a budget, Times Square is the place to be in NYC.

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