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Midtown EastNew York

The premium spot for shopping in New York City has gleaming skyscrapers, numerous museums, luxury hotels and a beautiful cathedral.

While New York residents work busily in tall buildings in Midtown East, you can shop or visit museums day after day. This part of Manhattan is designated as Midtown East or Midtown West along the north-south divide of Fifth Avenue, lined by iconic retail stores.

On the east side of 5th, shop at Salvatore Ferragamo, Rolex and Tiffany & Co. among other luxury stores and boutiques. Enter a glass box to visit the always-open Apple Fifth Avenue store.

Next to flagship Louis Vuitton and Saks 5th Avenue stores is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, built in 1878, a massive neo-gothic structure with tall twin spires. Find more shopping on Madison Avenue, famous for advertising agencies in its tall buildings.

Gaze up at the Empire State Building, which opened in 1931 and appeared as an integral part of the King Kong movie in 1933. Today it features outstanding light shows in the evening and stays open after midnight for city viewing by day or night. From observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, gaze north to Central Park, west to Times Square, east to the art deco Chrysler Building with its terraced spire and south to the Statue of Liberty.

Several of New York’s favorite museums are in this part of town. Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), with a collection of nearly 200,000 works from the past 150 years, as well as frequent exhibitions from around the world. Continuing north along the eastern edge of Central Park, follow “Museum Mile” to tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and numerous other museums and art galleries.

Stay at an old or new luxury hotel on the prestigious Park Avenue. Head toward the East River where the United Nations Headquarters is a gleaming skyscraper surrounded by colorful flags of member nations.

Arrive in Midtown East via train at the massive Grand Central Terminal. Find lots of opportunities for eating throughout the neighborhood, extending south to Koreatown.

Top hotels in Midtown East

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is €104 per night

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and Macy's. 33 St. Station (Park Av. S) is only ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,082 reviews)

"Beautiful view of the city, the rooms are small but provide you with a comfy atmosphere. Perfect for a couple getaway."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

Arlo NoMad
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €138 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Grand Central Terminal. Chrysler Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (29,852 reviews)

"The first set of passed for me to go to the room. The room was dirty. It wasn’t cleaned . The bed was not made"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
4 out of 5
1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
The price is €106 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters and Grand Central Terminal. The Morgan Library and Museum and Bryant ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,151 reviews)

"Rooms was amazing and the view was nice and also the service was great"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2020

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
Waldorf Astoria New York
Waldorf Astoria New York
4.5 out of 5
301 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center. Top of the Rock and Grand Central ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,752 reviews)

"Absolutely lovely and sophisticated property with tons of history. It was so unique and exciting to stay here. Only thing I did wish was that they would throw in free wi-fi. With all the money spent to stay here, I would think that would be a small convenience."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2018

Waldorf Astoria New York
The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
145 East 47th Street, New York, NY
The price is €89 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. United Nations Headquarters and St. Patrick's ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (689 reviews)

"Enjoyed my stay!!! Very comfortable. Will stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2020

The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
5 out of 5
400 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
The price is €412 per night

This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Grand Central ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (997 reviews)

"Great location. Amazing room and amazing staff."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue

Popular places to visit in Midtown East

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(1,554 reviews)

Visit this magnificent and bustling train station and take in its stunning design and regal scale.

5th Avenue
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5th Avenue

4.5/5(927 reviews)

Go shopping, see art and stroll beside Central Park on this famous Midtown street.

United Nations Headquarters
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United Nations Headquarters

4/5(31 reviews)

A riverfront gathering place for the world’s most powerful political leaders, this building is also home to a surprisingly diverse array of tourist attractions.

Top things to do in Midtown East

Boroughs Tour: Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens & Coney Island
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Boroughs Tour: Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens & Coney Island

€67
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
All City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise
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All City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

€39
Per adult
Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Shuttle

€36
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
VR World NYC
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VR World NYC

€44
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
NY Contrasts Tour: Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx
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NY Contrasts Tour: Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

€52
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Nighttime Lights Bus Tour of Manhattan
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Nighttime Lights Bus Tour of Manhattan

€32
Per adult

Other areas in New York

Midtown showing a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(437 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
Midtown showing nightlife and a city

Midtown West

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,240 area reviews)

Known for its soaring skyscrapers, popular shops and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Midtown West. Top attractions like Gershwin Theater and Broadway are major draws. Catch the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 49th St. Station to see more of the city.

Midtown West
Hell\'s Kitchen showing a bar, dining out and interior views

Hell's Kitchen

Known for its soaring skyscrapers, popular shops and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Hell's Kitchen. Top attractions like The High Line Park and American Lyric Theater are major draws. Catch the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 34th Street–Hudson Yards Station to see more of the city.

Hell's Kitchen
The High Line Park featuring a city, a park and street scenes

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(111 area reviews)

Chelsea is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 23 St. Station (8th Av.) or 23 St. Station (7th Av.).

Chelsea
Wall Street - Financial District featuring heritage architecture, an administrative building and a city

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,983 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, important monuments and soaring skyscrapers, there's plenty to explore in Manhattan. Top attractions like American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are major draws. Catch the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) to see more of the city.

Manhattan
Greenwich Village which includes a fountain

Greenwich Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(41 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Washington Square Park while getting to know Greenwich Village, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Christopher St. - Sheridan Sq. Station or W 4 St. Station to see more of the area.

Greenwich Village