No need to explain the big draw at the View, which is situated atop the Marriott Marquis in Midtown, in the heart of Times Square. Don’t worry about getting a good seat—it’s the only rotating restaurant in New York, turning a full revolution every hour so the entire dining room gets the full panorama. The dinner prix-fixe and brunch buffet menus at the restaurant offer up American/Continental fare. In the lounge, one of the best places to view the bright lights of the big City, visitors can take in a complete view of the New York skyline in an hour while sipping cocktails. Consider this your alternative to a walking tour.