With all the noise, color, flash and bustle of Times Square, Broadway and Rockefeller Center, Midtown is the neighborhood many picture first when they think of New York. Rockefeller Center, Sixth Avenue (with its Mad Men–era architecture), Grand Central Terminal and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are all among the world’s most recognizable destinations. The neighborhood isn’t just sightseeing, however: it also boasts top-flight restaurants and bars, including the Theatre District’s Restaurant Row and rowdy Hell’s Kitchen’s bars and clubs.
From the Empire State Building to Times Square, these iconic Midtown attractions are not to be missed.
From Broadway and Carnegie Hall to MoMA, Midtown is the ultimate culture hub.
Towering pastrami sandwiches, showstopping cocktails and decor so stunning you'll want to snap a picture.
Midtown is home to some of the best shopping destinations in the world, let alone New York City.
Gone are the days when getting a drink in Midtown meant wading through happy-hour crowds for a watery beer and a fistful of popcorn.The Campbell Apartment at Grand Central Terminal. Do This: Gaze at Grand Central Terminal’s famous celestial ceiling, and dine in the famed Oyster Bar. Drink Here: Grand Central Terminal isn't just a bustling transit hub and historic architectural attraction.Lantern's Keep. Do This: Explore the Reading Room and literary exhibitions at the New York Public Library, and enjoy a lazy afternoon in Bryant Park. Drink Here: Tucked inside the lobby of the Iroquois Hotel, the Lantern's Keep is an intimate bar with a serious cocktail menu.Palm Court. Do This: Pose for photos by Central Park's Bethesda Fountain, make a pilgrimage to Strawberry Fields and make your way south to see the flora and fauna of the Pond. Drink Here: After a day exploring Central Park, chances are you've worked up a thirst. The storied King Cole Bar and Salon at the St.Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel. Do This: Watch the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, and grab a bite to eat at Rockefeller Center. Drink Here: Located atop the boutique Kimberly Hotel, Upstairs at the Kimberly offers a 360-degree panorama of the City, with heated floors and a retractable ceiling to keep away the chill in the colder months. For something a little more old school, there's the recently revived Rum House, a live-jazz and piano bar with strong, classic drinks.Flute Midtown. Do This: Catch a Broadway show, and experience the dizzying billboards of Times Square. Drink Here: After you've taken in the thrilling performances on Broadway and experienced flash blindness from the lights of Times Square, you might seek refuge in the cozy, speakeasy-like atmosphere of Flute Midtown.Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin Hotel. Do This: Browse the high-end stores at the Shops at Columbus Circle. Drink Here: If wheeling through the Shops at Columbus Circle leaves you parched, stop by the new Parkview Lounge on the fourth floor for refreshment.
The city-within-a-city is packed with dining, shopping, TV history, notable architecture and art. Here's our complete guide.
The Tonight Show and Good Morning America are just a few of the TV show tapings you can see free.
With its elegant decor and pristine acoustics, the preeminent concert hall has been dazzling audiences for 125 years.
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With only 56 seats, at this Garment District theater space, you’ll feel like you’re getting your own personal performance.
This jewel of a movie theater—positioned right across the street from the famed Plaza Hotel and just a few blocks from Central Park in glittering Midtown—is the type of place you’d imagine old-school movie icons like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall going on a date.
Distinguished Concerts International is devoted to bringing classical and choral works to new audiences, and to bringing choral groups from around the country to New York’s most prestigious stages.
The Masterworks Theater Company is a professional theater company whose goal is to present accessible, professional productions of theatrical and literary heavyweights that are widely produced and studied in educational settings—a repertoire including the masterworks of theater that every young person should have an opportunity to experience during high school and college—at affordable prices.