Name: Times Square, New York City
Population: Do people actually live there?
Main Street: Broadway, 7th Avenue
Who’s Here/BE SEEN BY: Tourists from around the world.
Times Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction, bringing in over 39 million visitors annually. Since 1907, Times Square has been home to the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop. A major commercial intersection in the middle of Manhattan, Times Square is home to the Broadway show, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections and a major hub of the entertainment industry. In addition, Times Square is home to Restaurant Row, some of the cities best restaurants, with worldwide dining opportunities.
Name: Mission District, San Francisco
Main Street: 24th Street, Valencia St, Dolores St.
Who’s Here/BE SEEN BY: Tourists and locals
Whether you’re looking to take in the newer, locally-owned stores and cafes or get a taste of the neighborhood’s history and Latin culture, the Mission District is crawling with things to see and do. While the flavor of the neighborhood changes subtly from block to block, you can easily walk from one street to the next. The 24th Street area is the culturally rich heart of the Mission, the stretch from Dolores Street through to Valencia Street is young and upscale, the area around 16th and Valencia streets hops with nightlife and the industrial area near Bryant Street has hip, trendy restaurants.
Name: Downtown Austin
Main Street: 6th Street, Congress Avenue
Who’s Here/BE SEEN BY: Music fans, Foodies
Casual, eclectic, five-star, techie, hippie, historic, chic, artistic, and weird are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Downtown Austin. Within a mile of the historic intersection of 6th Street and Congress Avenue, you’ll find an abundance of arts and culture. Host of the annual South by Southwest Music festival, Downtown Austin is the home to over 200 live music venues, easily earning it’s name of the “Live Music Capital of the World.” In addition to it’s historic music venues, 6th Street is home to many well known restaurants, from locally famous Fran’s Hamburgers to the world famous Stubb’s Bar-B-Q. Austin is a town like no other and Downtown is “As Austin as it Gets.”