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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(10,221 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(9,306 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(368 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.

St. Patrick's Cathedral
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St. Patrick's Cathedral

4.5/5(1,230 reviews)

Marvel at the neo-Gothic twin spires of one of the largest Catholic churches in the United States and light a candle beside the acclaimed religious artworks.

Chrysler Building
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Chrysler Building

4/5(2,578 reviews)

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

Tiffany & Co.
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Tiffany & Co.

4.5/5(269 reviews)

When you visit Tiffany & Co., a popular shopping spot in New York, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Experience the entertainment choices and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

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

$75
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

$42
Per adult
Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle

$40
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
NY Contrasts Tour: Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx
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NY Contrasts Tour: Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

$59
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
VR World NYC
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VR World NYC

$48
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Luxury VIP New York City Airport Departure Transfer by Sedan SUV or Stretch Limo
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Luxury VIP New York City Airport Departure Transfer by Sedan SUV or Stretch Limo

$127
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
The price is $79 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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,084 reviews)

"Great location. Walking distance to everything including Penn Station. Beautiful buildings and rooms. Great views! Nice staff!! Simply stunning roofdeck overlooking Empire State Building."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 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 $129 per night

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! (29,861 reviews)

"The property was beautiful and in a great location. However, the cleaning crew was almost non existent. Plus, when i left they charged me $57 to sanitize the room. Wish I had been told about that fee from the beginning. So the $81 the room was listed as ended up being more than double that with all ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night

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! (1,456 reviews)

"The view of the room was amazing. Staff was very kind. Overall great experience"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 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 $84 per night

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! (695 reviews)

"Great property . Great staff . Extremely clean and well run. There are nespresso machines in every room and ... robes. I’m ju"…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 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 $378 per night

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! (996 reviews)

"In spite of COVID-19 restrictions, the skeleton crew was very, very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 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
The price is $214 per night

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! (612 reviews)

"Amazing, Beautiful, Clean establishment I will visit again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

The Marmara Park Avenue

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Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,368 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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Theater District

Broadway and Times Square are top sights in Theater District, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at 49th St. Station or Times Sq. - 42 St. Station to see more sights in the area.

Theater District
Madison Square Park

NoMad

NoMad is highly notable for its fantastic nightlife, and you might want to visit top sights like 5th Avenue and Madison Square Park. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 28 St. Station (Park Av. S) or 28 St. Station (Broadway).

NoMad
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Central New York City

Known for its soaring skyscrapers and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Central New York City. Check out top attractions like Broadway and Times Square, and jump on the metro at 49th St. Station or 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station to see more of the city.

Central New York City
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Midtown West

4.5/5Wonderful!(11,596 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

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