MidtownNew York

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One of the most recognizable areas in the world also has enough tourist attractions to fill several visits.

With its traditional gentlemen’s clubs, luxury retail outlets and hot dog stands, Midtown is an unmistakable sight that many visitors never forget. Ride to the top of the Empire State Building and look out over panoramic views of the New York City skyline. Experience the spectacular lights of Times Square.

This is one of the most densely built areas in the world. While most of the buildings are devoted to commercial real estate, the area gradually becomes more residential moving east toward Grand Central Station. Spend your sightseeing time on the western side of Midtown. If you do go east, step inside the beautiful lobby of Grand Central, a sight familiar from many movies. Admire the beauty of the architecture of this cavernous space.

Show business is a main reason why people come to Midtown. See a play, musical or comedy routine on Theatre Row. Wander under the bright lights of 42nd Street, also a popular Midtown destination for theater. Catch a spectacular performance at Radio City Music Hall or pay for a guided tour that covers the art deco architecture of this legendary building.

Search for the latest fashions in upscale clothing retailers, including Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor and Bergdorf Goodman. Visit the majestic plaza surrounding Rockefeller Center.

Midtown is full of some of the most well-known and respected dining venues and accommodations in the world. Many options skew to the high end, but even if you don’t stay at the Palace, the Plaza or Waldorf-Astoria, visit their sterling lobbies and sit down for a cocktail at one of their bar-restaurants.

Nearly every subway in New York passes through Midtown. Get off anywhere between 59th Street and 34th Street, where all the main attractions are concentrated. You’ll have a lot of crowds to weave through in order to see all the famous sights of this exciting part of the city.

Top Hotels in Midtown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
CA $78
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Garden, Macy's and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within ...

2.6/5 (28,915 reviews)

"I like the central location in midtown, I didn't enjoy the unresponsive to staff regarding concern or issues voice. Additionally, there isn't a nice lobby or recreation area with some nice music and atmosphere for customers to relax and socialize."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Hotel Pennsylvania
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
CA $144
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (28,109 reviews)

"The door men can smile and more nicer And helpful"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
CA $125
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Broadway and Central Park are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (15,297 reviews)

"The place was amazing! Thank you so much for everything!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

YOTEL New York
The Westin New York Grand Central
The Westin New York Grand Central
4.5 out of 5
212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
CA $173
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4

Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. 5th Avenue and United Nations Headquarters are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,670 reviews)

"The staff gave us great information about surrounding area. We appreciated the friendliness!!!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

The Westin New York Grand Central
The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel
The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel
4 out of 5
481 Eighth Ave., New York, NY
CA $111
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square and Empire State Building. Broadway and Grand Central Terminal are also within 1 mi ...

3.9/5Very Good! (19,996 reviews)

"The hotel has good food available inside and was convenient to Penn Station. Amenities nearby. Very nice friendly staff. Room small, bath smaller. Upgraded to newly decorated room (nice decor), but bath grout 3 different colors, one was dark, so I thought it was mold, but it wasn't mold. However, ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
4 out of 5
1605 Broadway At 49th St, New York, NY
CA $130
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from Walter Kerr Theatre, Ambassador Theatre and Circle in the Square ...

4.2/5Excellent! (10,320 reviews)

"This property was one of the best hotels we have stayed in while in NYC. It had very large rooms and was very spacious- the beds were comfortable and we even saw the Macys day parade from our room! The hotel was very clean and staff was great. The location is perfect for all that you want to see ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

Popular things to do in Midtown

Broadway
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Broadway

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Times Square
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Times Square

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

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

Chrysler Building
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Chrysler Building

Venture into one of the world’s most iconic buildings, which harks back to a time of industrial growth and art deco flair.

Top activities in Midtown

New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions
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New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions

CA $85

Choose your favorite New York sights and activities and save on admission. Climb to the top of the iconic Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observatory. Jump aboard the Hop-on Hop-Off Big Bus Tour or board the ferry to Ellis Island and meet Lady Liberty herself.

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

CA $55

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket

CA $55

Look down over Manhattan at the Top of the Rock, taking in a 360-degree panorama over Central Park and the skyline of the Big Apple from 850 feet (259 m) in the air. You pick the perfect time to visit, whether you want to scope out the sunset from new heights or see the city sparkle by night.

The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

CA $178

Visit unlimited attractions in the city that never sleeps. Gaze at the big apple from up high at the Empire State Building, jump aboard a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour, take a sightseeing cruise, pay homage at the 911 Memorial, and save on 100s of other unique New York experiences.

The Phantom of the Opera On Broadway
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The Phantom of the Opera On Broadway

CA $105

Fall under the spell of this classic yet haunting love story as you journey deep beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House with the Phantom and his beloved soprano—Christine. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's longest-running show.

Shopping Private Day Trip by Limousine NYC
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Shopping Private Day Trip by Limousine NYC

CA $83

Skip the stress of finding a taxi or sharing a shuttle and enjoy the convenience of a private transfer. A professional driver will pick you up at any place of NYC— and deliver you directly to the door of your hotel or private residence.

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Midtown West
Midtown which includes a city and nightlife

Midtown West

Known for Theatre, Urban, Skyscraper

4.5/5(1,595 reviews)

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4/5(161 reviews)

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Midtown East
Grand Central Terminal

Midtown East

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4.5/5(723 reviews)

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Hell's Kitchen
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Known for Urban, Entertainment, Skyscraper

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Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village which includes a fountain

Greenwich Village

Known for Small Town, Urban, Entertainment

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Once the center of New York’s bohemian art scene, this area remains one of the city’s best hangouts and a great spot to sip an espresso or catch an independent film.

West Village
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West Village

Known for Small Town, Urban, Bar

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