Midtown East is an urban, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for cafés. The neighborhood's architecture, friendly people, and skyline are just some of its charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with museums and shopping.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
As well as being jam-packed with amazing art, the Met offers free WIFI, power sockets and water throughout. There's also seating on the level 4 where you can take your lunch. Who says a great day out in New York needs to be expensive?
With everything from furniture to foot spas, Macy's is a gigantic ten and a half floor New York institution dating back to 1858. Overseas visitors should head straight to the Visitor Center with passport in hand for a 10% discount card.
Having dinner before the show? Your odds of finding a good restaurant close to Times Square are slim. An extra few minutes' walk will get you over to the restaurant district along 9th Avenue, where New Yorkers generally eat.
It may sound a little odd, but most of Midtown's chic and interesting bars are actually in hotels. Other Midtown options are mostly just pubs or outrageously loud restaurant bars. Try one of the many hotels on W 44th between 5th and 7th.