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MidtownNew York

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
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $167 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,334 reviews)

"Booked a King Sky room. Check in was ok until I got to my room. I didn’t have a King or A Sky room I went back downstairs and the manager told me he was sold out... He could’ve told me before I headed upstairs nothing he could do since I booked through Expedia due to glitch (according to manager) ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 27, 2020

Arlo NoMad
Best Western Premier Herald Square
Best Western Premier Herald Square
3 out of 5
50 W 36th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $99 per night

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. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,004 reviews)

"The room is clean and feels quiet. Its location is superb. Despite the current pandemic, at least used towels are replaced and garbage collected. Nothing to complain about."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Best Western Premier Herald Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
4 out of 5
310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $114 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Broadway and New Amsterdam Theater are also within 10 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,073 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel - terrible location! Staff was friendly and helpful in guiding us to nearby places to eat. Clean rooms with nice view."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Aliz Hotel Times Square
Four Points By Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West
Four Points By Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West
3 out of 5
444 10th Ave, New York, NY
The price is CA $105 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and The High Line Park. Macy's and Times Square are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (542 reviews)

"It was really close to things i needed to get to. Because of the circumstances of covid, im hoping it could have been a little bit more clean. The staff was excellent and very nice."…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Four Points By Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West
Park Lane Hotel
Park Lane Hotel
4 out of 5
36 Central Park S, New York, NY
The price is CA $227 per night

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (9,731 reviews)

"Staff is always wonderful- Most amenities unavailable do to coved- 19"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2020

Park Lane Hotel
Element New York Times Square West
Element New York Times Square West
3.5 out of 5
311 West 39th Street, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
The price is CA $111 per night

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square, Macy's and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. New Amsterdam Theater and The Majestic ...

4/5Very Good! (2,096 reviews)

"I was pleased with everything very comfortable before setting"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Element New York Times Square West

Popular places to visit in Midtown

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(2,214 reviews)

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

4.5/5(3,459 reviews)

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

4.5/5(1,910 reviews)

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

4.5/5(1,228 reviews)

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

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden

4.5/5(443 reviews)

Whether you’re performing here, watching your favorite sports team or entertainer or touring the venue, you’re in for an exciting event.

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(1,405 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Midtown

Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

80% of travellers recommend
CA $92
Per adult
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

88% of travellers recommend
CA $65
Per adult
New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

90% of travellers recommend
CA $192
Per adult
Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York
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Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

90% of travellers recommend
CA $238
Per adult
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

82% of travellers recommend
CA $182
Per adult
Boroughs Tour: Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens & Coney Island
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Boroughs Tour: Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens & Coney Island

86% of travellers recommend
CA $106
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in New York

Midtown which includes a city and nightlife

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
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
Grand Central Terminal

Midtown East

4.5/5Wonderful!(723 area reviews)

Travelers love Midtown East for its popular shops, and you can see more of New York by jumping on the metro at Lexington Av.-53 St. Station or 51 St. Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Grand Central Terminal and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Midtown East
Hell\'s Kitchen featuring a bar, dining out and interior views

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

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,031 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