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Midtown EastNew York

The premium spot for shopping in New York City has gleaming skyscrapers, numerous museums, luxury hotels and a beautiful cathedral.

While New York residents work busily in tall buildings in Midtown East, you can shop or visit museums day after day. This part of Manhattan is designated as Midtown East or Midtown West along the north-south divide of Fifth Avenue, lined by iconic retail stores.

On the east side of 5th, shop at Salvatore Ferragamo, Rolex and Tiffany & Co. among other luxury stores and boutiques. Enter a glass box to visit the always-open Apple Fifth Avenue store.

Next to flagship Louis Vuitton and Saks 5th Avenue stores is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, built in 1878, a massive neo-gothic structure with tall twin spires. Find more shopping on Madison Avenue, famous for advertising agencies in its tall buildings.

Gaze up at the Empire State Building, which opened in 1931 and appeared as an integral part of the King Kong movie in 1933. Today it features outstanding light shows in the evening and stays open after midnight for city viewing by day or night. From observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, gaze north to Central Park, west to Times Square, east to the art deco Chrysler Building with its terraced spire and south to the Statue of Liberty.

Several of New York’s favorite museums are in this part of town. Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), with a collection of nearly 200,000 works from the past 150 years, as well as frequent exhibitions from around the world. Continuing north along the eastern edge of Central Park, follow “Museum Mile” to tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and numerous other museums and art galleries.

Stay at an old or new luxury hotel on the prestigious Park Avenue. Head toward the East River where the United Nations Headquarters is a gleaming skyscraper surrounded by colorful flags of member nations.

Arrive in Midtown East via train at the massive Grand Central Terminal. Find lots of opportunities for eating throughout the neighborhood, extending south to Koreatown.


Popular places to visit in Midtown East

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(1,406 reviews)

This majestic, lively hub for commuters is a must-see for architecture buffs.

5th Avenue
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5th Avenue

4.5/5(1,169 reviews)

Go shopping, see art and stroll beside Central Park on this famous Midtown street.

United Nations Headquarters
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United Nations Headquarters

4.5/5(54 reviews)

A riverfront gathering place for the world’s most powerful political leaders, this building is also home to a surprisingly diverse array of tourist attractions.

Top things to do in Midtown East

Boroughs Tour: Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens & Coney Island
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Boroughs Tour: Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens & Coney Island

CA $102
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
All City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise
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All City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

CA $57
Per adult
Liberty Cruise w/ views of Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge
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Liberty Cruise w/ views of Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge

CA $37
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Downtown Super Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Harbor Cruise
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Downtown Super Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Harbor Cruise

CA $50
Per adult
Nighttime Lights Bus Tour of Manhattan
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Nighttime Lights Bus Tour of Manhattan

CA $49
Per adult
The Madison Avenue Luxury Stylist Experience: Full Day
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The Madison Avenue Luxury Stylist Experience: Full Day

CA $9,490
Per adult

Top Hotels in Midtown East

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $118 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,115 reviews)

"Room was cozy. Everything was super clean, the ac was working okay. I enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2020

Arlo NoMad
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $144 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Grand Central Terminal. Chrysler Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within ...

3.4/5Good! (9,038 reviews)

"The hotel is very nice and clean the staff are friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
4 out of 5
1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
The price is CA $118 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters and Grand Central Terminal. The Morgan Library and Museum and Bryant ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,451 reviews)

"Hotel was amazing. The room was perfect and the view was everything."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2020

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
145 East 47th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $122 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. United Nations Headquarters and St. Patrick's ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (706 reviews)

"WONDERFUL STAY ! I. WILL. COME. BACK. AGAIN. AND AGAIN!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 23, 2020

The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
5 out of 5
400 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
The price is CA $557 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Grand Central ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)

"the best people and wonderful large rooms with every luxury you need."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2020

The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
The Marmara Park Avenue
The Marmara Park Avenue
5 out of 5
114 East 32nd Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $239 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Grand Central Terminal and Chrysler Building are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (625 reviews)

"It was really nice and modern. My room smelled a bit of smoke but overall a good experience"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

The Marmara Park Avenue

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Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(445 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers, and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
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Midtown West

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,595 area reviews)

Known for its soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Midtown West. Top attractions like Gershwin Theater and Broadway are major draws. Catch the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 49th St. Station to see more of the city.

Midtown West
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Hell's Kitchen

The High Line Park and American Lyric Theater are a few top attractions in Hell's Kitchen. Hop around the city on the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 34th Street–Hudson Yards Station and check out the area's soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views.

Hell's Kitchen
The High Line Park featuring a city, street scenes and a park

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(161 area reviews)

Chelsea is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 23 St. Station (8th Av.) or 23 St. Station (7th Av.).

Chelsea
Wall Street - Financial District which includes street scenes, a city and an administrative building

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,032 area reviews)

American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are a few top attractions in Manhattan. Hop around the city on the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) and check out the area's fascinating museums, important monuments, and soaring skyscrapers.

Manhattan
Greenwich Village which includes a fountain

Greenwich Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(31 area reviews)

Travelers choose Greenwich Village for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Christopher St. - Sheridan Sq. Station or W 4 St. Station and check out top sights like Washington Square Park.

Greenwich Village

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