Must-See Midtown

neighborhood highlights

by Harrison Peck, Claire Lui, Erin O'Hara and Jonathan Zeller , 06/25/2010

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Both the geographic and iconic center of Manhattan, Midtown features some of New York City's tallest buildings, busiest sidewalks, most recognizable attractions, finest restaurants, largest stores and greatest cultural institutions. As a result, Midtown offers something (well, many things) for everyone. In just a few blocks, you can watch the world go by on the ground in Times Square or from the sky atop the Empire State Building; buy distinctive jewelry and high-end couture at Bergdorf Goodman; indulge in a fancy meal at '21' Club or Le Bernardin; and see a classical concert at Carnegie Hall or a Broadway show. Even so, you'll have barely scratched the surface of all there is to see and do. To help you make the most of your time, we've assembled a list of quintessential Midtown experiences that are not to be missed. See the categories below to discover what makes Midtown the ultimate must-see NYC destination.


midtown attractions

See the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and more.


midtown culture

Visit Christie's, The Museum of Modern Art, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and more.

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midtown dining

Eat at some of the City's most renowned restaurants, including The Russian Tea Room, The Four Seasons, Carnegie Deli and more.


midtown shopping

Experience the best Midtown has to offer with trips to Bloomingdale's, Barneys New York, FAO Schwarz and more.


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