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Midtown WestNew York

Surrounding Times Square and extending west to the Hudson River, this New York City neighborhood has great dining and entertainment choices.

Midtown West has varied attractions ranging from great parks to great entertainment. Explore New York’s amazingly large Central Park, with its lake, zoo, trees, fountains, statues and museums. Shop and dine around Columbus Circle at the southwestern corner of the park. Head east for luxury shopping on 5th Avenue, the boundary between Midtown West and Midtown East.

Rockefeller Center offers outstanding views from the Top of the Rock observation deck. At Rockefeller Plaza on ground level, enjoy summer garden dining, winter ice-skating and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Get tickets to see live television filmed in studios nearby. See the Rockettes dancers and other entertainment across the street at Radio City Music Hall.

Take a subway or bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and exit on the southern end of the Theater District, with 40 distinctly attractive theaters. Enjoy long-running and original Broadway performances in this area around Times Square.

Relax in Bryant Park, south of Times Square and just off 5th Avenue. Have a picnic on the large lawn or participate in activities ranging from chess and backgammon to ping-pong and kubb. Skate for free in winter. Walk past two marble lions to enter the New York Public Library, officially the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, to see lavish chandeliers, beautiful murals and millions of books.

The westernmost part of Midtown is known as Hell’s Kitchen. Once the home of poor Irish immigrants, its gentrification has created a lively upscale neighborhood. Visit the area for gastronomic delights, with ethnic food from six continents.

Arrive in Midtown West via Amtrak at the underground Penn Station, one of the busiest train stations in the U.S. Above the station, attend Knicks’ basketball or Rangers’ hockey games, as well as major concerts, at Madison Square Garden. From the arena, explore Herald Square’s shopping area. The flagship Macy’s department store here is the endpoint for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that has been held every November since 1924.


Popular places to visit in Midtown West

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(22,890 reviews)

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

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(15,833 reviews)

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

Macy's
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Macy's

4.5/5(4,477 reviews)

When you visit Macy's, a popular shopping spot in New York, you can browse for souvenirs. Experience the fascinating museums and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Manhattan Cruise Terminal
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Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Explore the waterfront in New York with a trip to Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Columbus Circle
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Columbus Circle

4.5/5(1,032 reviews)

In the middle of this traffic circle is an iconic monument that celebrates the great explorer and marks the transition from the city to the relaxing atmosphere of Central Park.

Carnegie Hall
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Carnegie Hall

4.5/5(527 reviews)

Whether you’re performing here or more likely watching a performance, enjoy the rich surroundings of one of the world’s most renowned music performance halls.

Top things to do in Midtown West

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

$129
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise
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New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise

$41
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour
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Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour

$89
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$59
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

$136
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
45 Minutes Central Park Tour
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45 Minutes Central Park Tour

$124
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in Midtown West

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Aliz Hotel Times Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
4 out of 5
310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
The price is $95 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

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

4.1/5Very Good! (1,179 reviews)

"The hotel itself is gorgeous! I just wish the rooms were a bit bigger and the location was a bit differently since it is a bit hidden."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Aliz Hotel Times Square
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is $76 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 49th ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (350 reviews)

"Great experience! Great location! Rooms were pretty small but we were able to make it work. The little kitchenette was well-needed and bathroom was clean ."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
4 out of 5
305 West, 46th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY

Located in Midtown, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Broadway. Central Park and Rockefeller Center are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,350 reviews)

"They put us up on the 25th floor...spectacular views!!! Honestly the 4 stars was mainly for the view. Otherwise the hotel was just OK. When we checked in they informed us they were closing the hotel down altogether a day before our reservation was due to end ...so we had to move to a different hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central
3.5 out of 5
220 West 41st St., New York, NY
The price is $84 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Macy's and Bryant Park are also within 15 minutes. Times Sq. - 42 St. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,591 reviews)

"It is a place to stay while in New York. Recommended"…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is $84 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 25

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of American Lyric Theater and New York Times Building. Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,680 reviews)

"I always go here it’s fairly clean in a great area to grab a bite plenty food around"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
Element New York Times Square West
Element New York Times Square West
3.5 out of 5
311 West 39th Street, New York, NY

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building and Times Square. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Macy's are also within 10 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,199 reviews)

"Well, we were not informed that a breakfast box was available in the lobby. We were supossed to pick it up and prepare coffee in our room."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Element New York Times Square West

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

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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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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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
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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
The High Line Park featuring a city, a garden and street scenes

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(1,578 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!(5,051 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 Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal.

Midtown East

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