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 menu offers up American/Continental fare, including lobster herb risotto, Hudson Valley duck breast, New York State foie gras prepared two ways and French green beans. 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.