Things to see and do
No movie can prepare you for a walk through Times Square. Packed with huge billboards that light up in neon at night, this action-packed intersection borders Manhattan’s theatre district. It’s a great place for shopping, dining, dropping into a year-round haunted house or catching a stage show.
For almost 50 years, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world. And at 102 stories high, it still offers the best views in New York City. The Main Deck on the 86th floor provides 360-degree views of the city’s most famous landmarks, like Central Park and the Hudson River. Those who want to go a little higher can take it to the top on floor number 102.
The landmarks don’t end there: Grand Central Station has a large Tiffany glass clock on its facade and an exterior that harks back to 1913. The Chrysler Building is a famous art deco skyscraper built to be the headquarters for Walter P Chrysler’s “big three” car company. You can also check out the Rockefeller Centre, New York Public Library and the United Nations Headquarters.
Shopping and dining
Proudly declaring itself “the world’s largest store”, Macy’s in Herald Square is known for its nine floors with clothes shopping galore and its massive Thanksgiving Day Parade. Other famous fashion stores like Bloomingdale’s and Barney’s will make sure you’re never short of shopping options.
There’s no need to go hungry in Midtown either. Not with the range of Midtown eateries on offer, including Italian, French and Cajun restaurants, delis with foot-tall sandwiches, and contemporary American fine dining.
Getting here and around
Get started on your Midtown adventure by booking one of our cheap flights to New York to go with your Midtown NY accommodation. Get around Manhattan on the subway, jump in a yellow taxi or just walk around and take in the exciting sights of midtown Manhattan.