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Lincoln Center

See some of the world’s greatest performing arts events in one of the most culturally rich cities on the planet in this large architecturally impressive complex.

The Lincoln Center’s 30 indoor and outdoor spaces host opera, dance, music, film and theater, as well as festivals and family events. Explore the campus to view some of New York City’s most famous architectural sites. Attend free performances by talented students at the Juilliard School. Reserve tickets for extraordinary professional performances. Choose from the Lincoln Center’s 3,000 annual offerings .

Step inside the Metropolitan Opera House, which features Austrian crystal chandeliers and Marc Chagall paintings. Immerse yourself in emotional productions of classic operas such as Aida, La Bohème and The Magic Flute in the elegant auditorium.

Enjoy a performance at one of three stages inside the Lincoln Center Theater. See an Off-Broadway production in the intimate Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater or treat yourself to a play or musical at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Tony Award-winning shows, including Contact and South Pacific have been performed here.

David Geffen Hall, one of the first buildings completed on the campus, hosts the New York Philharmonic and visiting orchestras and artists from around the world. Listen to classical symphonic compositions, stellar soloists or live scores matched to films. Dress up for an elegant night out or purchase a ticket for a morning open rehearsal as conductors and artists prepare for their big events.

Watch members of the New York City Ballet dance across the stage of the David H. Koch Theater as the orchestra performs inside rings of jeweled lights. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is a seasonal favorite.

Lincoln Center’s outdoor sites include Josie Robertson Plaza, Barclays Capital Grove and Damrosch Park, with a giant bandshell. Check the Lincoln Center events page to find special activities in these venues, free concerts and festivals. Listen to dance bands from around the world at the annual Midsummer Night Swing, purchase one-of-a-kind items at the American Crafts Festival, watch a choreographed water show and see eclectic shows at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.

Reach the Lincoln Center near New York’s Central Park by car, bus or subway. Pay to park in the Lincoln Center garage or avoid traffic by using public transportation.


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Park Lane Hotel

Park Lane Hotel

36 Central Park S, New York, NY
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Madison Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle are also within 10 minutes. 57 St. Station is only a 3-minute walk and 5 Av.-53 St. Station is 6 minutes.

    The Plaza Hotel CA $721
    The Plaza Hotel

    The Plaza Hotel

    Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the shopping district, steps away from Tiffany & Co., 5th Avenue and Central Park. Museum of Modern Art and Carnegie Hall are also within 10 minutes. 5 Av.- 60 St. Station is only a 5-minute walk and 57 St. Station is 5 minutes.

      Trump International Hotel & Tower New York CA $536
      Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

      Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

      1 Central Park W, New York, NY
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Manhattan, this family-friendly New York hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Opera House. Carnegie Hall and Broadway Theatre are also within 10 minutes. 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station is only a 2-minute walk and 57 St. - 7 Av Station is 3 minutes.

        Park Central Hotel New York CA $231
        Park Central Hotel New York

        Park Central Hotel New York

        870 7th Ave, New York, NY
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Carnegie Hall and Broadway Theatre. Columbus Circle and 5th Avenue are also within 10 minutes. 7 Av. Station (E 53rd St.) and 50 St. Station (Broadway) are within a 5-minute walk.

          Empire Hotel
          Empire Hotel

          Empire Hotel

          44 W 63rd St, New York, NY
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly hotel is located in the city centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Times Square, Broadway and Rockefeller Center. Grand Central Terminal and Empire State Building are also within 2 mi (3 km). 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station and 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            Arlo NoMad CA $134
            Arlo NoMad

            Arlo NoMad

            11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and Macy's. 33 St. Station (Park Av. S) is only a 4-minute walk and 28 St. Station (Park Av. S) is 5 minutes.

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              Best Western Premier Herald Square

              Best Western Premier Herald Square

              50 W 36th St, New York, NY
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from Empire State Building, 5th Avenue and Macy's. Times Square and New York Public Library are also within 10 minutes. 34 St. Station (Herald Square) is only a 4-minute walk and 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station is 6 minutes.

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                Ink 48 Hotel

                Ink 48 Hotel

                653 11th Avenue, New York, NY
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly New York hotel is located on the riverfront, within a 15-minute walk of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Gershwin Theater and Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Richard Rodgers Theatre and Music Box Theatre are also within 15 minutes. 50 St. Station (8th Av.) is 13 minutes by foot and 49th St. Station is 14 minutes.