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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
Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia
Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia
4 out of 5
155 East 50th Street at Third Ave., New York, NY
€98
per night
8 May-9 May

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

4.2/5Very Good! (2,207 reviews)

"They have us a complimentary breakfast, which guests typically have to pay for."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia
The Westin New York Grand Central
The Westin New York Grand Central
4.5 out of 5
212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
€117
per night
2 May-3 May

Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. 5th Avenue and United Nations Headquarters are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,080 reviews)

"Loved it will stay again and enjoy...place was big and neat"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

The Westin New York Grand Central
Courtyard by Marriott New York City Manhattan Midtown East
Courtyard by Marriott New York City Manhattan Midtown East
3.5 out of 5
866 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
Free cancellation
€149
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Madison Avenue. Museum of Modern Art and Central Park are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (4,917 reviews)

"Nice stay in a well-located hotel. Staff were helpful and efficient. Rooms were well sized, but the only mild advice/criticism was that the decor could do with being modernised slightly - however it’s fine as it is. We will come back again, thanks."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Courtyard by Marriott New York City Manhattan Midtown East
Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia
Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia
4 out of 5
303 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
€236
per night
8 May-9 May

Located in Midtown, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Chrysler Building. Madison Square Garden and Grand Central Terminal are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6,119 reviews)

"The desk manager, Maurice was accommodating, kind and generous. His compassion during the health situation and throughout my three month stay was unique and I feel grateful for his respectful service. The friendly, attentive and also kind service of Ashley has been exceptional as well. I felt like ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
€93
per night
9 Apr-10 Apr

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

3.6/5Good! (29,734 reviews)

"Rooms could use up grading but everything else was fantastic"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
€96
per night
9 Apr-10 Apr

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,283 reviews)

"I loved the small modern bathroom. The bed was kind to one's body and the amenties were simple, fun and of quality."…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2020

Arlo NoMad

Popular things to do in Midtown East

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(1,552 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(926 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 activities in Midtown East

Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

80% of travellers recommend
€60
Per adult
New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

90% of travellers recommend
€125
Per adult
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

82% of travellers recommend
€119
Per adult
American Museum of Natural History Tickets
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American Museum of Natural History Tickets

78% of travellers recommend
€18
Per adult
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access

96% of travellers recommend
€53
Per adult
New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
€54
Per adult

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