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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 $99 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! (2,080 reviews)

"Beautiful view of the city, the rooms are small but provide you with a comfy atmosphere. Perfect for a couple getaway."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Arlo NoMad
Aliz Hotel Times Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
4 out of 5
310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night

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! (1,104 reviews)

"Everything was great from the check in to the checkout"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Aliz Hotel Times Square
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! (29,852 reviews)

"The first set of passed for me to go to the room. The room was dirty. It wasn’t cleaned . The bed was not made"…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
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 $75 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, The High Line Park, and American Lyric Theater. Madison Square ...

4.4/5Excellent! (577 reviews)

"Super clean, looks exactly as picture, easy check in and check out"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Four Points By Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West
Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea
Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea
3.5 out of 5
125 W 26th St, New York, NY
The price is $74 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Empire State Building, and Madison Square Garden. The High Line Park and Chelsea Market ...

3.7/5Good! (975 reviews)

"I had the feeling that they are taking vouchers from the city from low income people or with issues. There was people screaming. Room was very tiny, as bathroom as well. The premises need a little bit of care, cleaning , etc."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea
Element New York Times Square West
Element New York Times Square West
3.5 out of 5
311 West 39th Street, New York, NY
The price is $76 per night

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

4/5Very Good! (2,143 reviews)

"The room was very clean, smelled fresh and I loved the fact that it had a kitchenette in it. Great quality for the price I paid! I would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Element New York Times Square West

Popular places to visit in Midtown

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.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(13,006 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(7,945 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(3,457 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(10,221 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

$65
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

$46
Per adult
88% 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
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 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
Shopping Tour to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets by Limousine
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Shopping Tour to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets by Limousine

$112
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in New York

Times Square featuring signage, a city and central business district

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
New York featuring a city, signage and a high rise building

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
Midtown featuring nightlife and a city

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
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