Top Things to Do in Midtown West

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Midtown West, New York City

Top Things to Do in Midtown West

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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the top of the rock for 7.00 on a Monday evening. Queuing to get in was simple and efficient. No problems going up to the lower viewing platform. There's a cafe to buy food and drink if you want. No problems going up to the top viewing platform. It was fairly busy, but you could get to the edge and take in the view, with a bit of patience. Top of the Rock gives great views of the empire state, central Park and the south of Manhattan island. Highly recommended. There are plenty of places to get something to eat in the Rockerfeller centre.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Milla
    New York City, NY4 contributions
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    We almost lost our voices from all the "oohing" and "ahhing" at the dazzling lights of Times Square! Between snapping pics with costumed characters (we may or may not have slow-danced with Batman) and stumbling upon historic landmarks, this place was a whirlwind of unforgettable (and slightly overwhelming) experiences. 10/10, would recommend earplugs and comfortable shoes!!!!
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,417 contributions
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    Think Broadway. Think Cabaret. Broadway or Broadway Theatre is a theatre genre that consists of the theatrical performances presented in 41 professional theaters, each withs 500 or more seats, in the Theatre District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan. It's what New York City is all about. Broadway and London's West End represent the highest commercial level of theatrical entertainment in the English-speaking world. But here's an interesting trivia note: While the Broadway thoroughfare is closely identified with Times Square, only three theaters are located on Broadway--Broadway Theater, Palace Theater and Winter Garden Theater. The rest are located on the marked cross streets, extending from the Nederlander Theater one block south of Times Square on 41st Street, north along either side of Broadway to 53rd Street, and the Vivian Bennet Theater at Lincoln Center on West 65th Street. The Theatre District is a major tourist attraction, drawing 15 million people and paying over $1.8 billion in one season. My wife and I contributed our share by managing to secure tickets to see the newest version of the 1966 Tony Award winning musical Cabaret at the August Wilson Theater on West 52nd Street. As an added attraction, take time to visit the Museum of Broadway on West 45th Street. Open to the public in 2022, learn the history and experiences of Broadway theatre and its profound influence on shaping Midtown Manhattan and Times Square.
    Written July 16, 2024
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  • skd22
    567 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did not have enough time here. Next trip! The building itself is stunning. The exhibits in the first room as you walk in were amazing. They have the stuffed animals that Winnie the Pooh was created from, a copy of The Snowy Day with the most checkouts, the portrait used of Benjamin Franklin for the $100 bill, ETC We went up stairs to see the rotunda. Beautiful painting. You can not go in the Rose room. We went across the street to the satellite building. There is nothing there to see. It is a nice children's library, but no exhibits.
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • skd22
    567 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a fan of the Today Show, this is a must see. They were having a summer joy activity where the ice rink is in the winter. A crowded area with lots of hustle and bustle.
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • Debjani Sengupta
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India20 contributions
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    This is a must-see when you visit New York City. The exhibits are extraordinary, Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' being one of the main ones. There are quite a few Picassos. 'Campbell's Soup Cans' by Andy Warhol is a famous sample of pop art. There are many modern sculptures. The museum shop is large with plenty to choose from including books. There are two restaurants, one for coffee and breakfast and the other larger one for lunch.
    Written July 19, 2024
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  • Dan K
    The Hague, The Netherlands8,861 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s hard to believe that this park is right around the corner from Times Square. A small peace of green in an urban jungle. I went surprised on how nice and clean this park was. With the toilets being spotless and well maintained. Nice cafe where you can sit and look at people. When we there, there were preparations for an event.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • phila622018
    United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed the visit. the Intrepid itself, the Concorde then the submarine... what a sight for my young boy. Glad we booked a slot early as it gets very busy quickly.
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • Kaan Kuskonmaz
    Istanbul, Türkiye286 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anyone visiting New York City who is a die-hard fan of "Home Alone" can remember this place. It was my first stop when I was in Manhattan.
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • Dr_Iris_B
    Ramat Gan, Israel1,422 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No visit to New York is complete without shopping at Macys this is quite an establishment and an “old school” department store which I tend to get lost in and have difficulties finding the things I am looking for…..
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • SuzanneLG
    Gresham, OR866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time to see the Rockettes, we read to arrive an hour early, and I can understand why, ( the crowds, and TRAFFIC).
    We even stayed n Mid Manhattan, but badly made it on time.
    Wow the production.
    It was spectacular. ALL the way though!
    I wish we didn’t live an the west coast, I would go every year!!!
    It was worth every dollars we paid!
    It will get you in the mode for Christmas, 🎅 for sure.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,750 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a couple of hours to spare on our last day in NYC and one attraction left on our Explorer Pass to headed off to Madame Tussauds. Itreally is prettyv cheesy, but there has been some effort put into grouping the celebrities and present them thematically. There is also a 10 minute Marvel Universe 4D movie which is entertaining enough.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA721 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The SPY HQ museum & experience is an excellent overview of spy craft and major spying incidents in the US. I've been to other spy museums in the past (such as the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC) that go into the history & technology of spy craft in more detail. SpyScape concentrates instead on a more interactive learning experience, with lots of computer kiosks for you to learn more major aspects of the craft. Children may find this more interesting than the usual display cases.

    Another interesting aspect of this museum is the personality profile you gradually fill out by using a supplied wristband to log into computer terminals spread throughout the main floor. Even you are not intending to work for a spy agency, these types of intelligence and spatial awareness quizzes you fill out gives you an idea of what to expect with many contemporary job interviews. It was interesting to see what the computer tests leads the museum to conclude what type of intelligence officer you'd make.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Tiffany P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw Wicked and it was amazing! The seats are a little small if you are on the taller side. Everything else was great. Will definitely be back to see the show again!
    Written June 30, 2024
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  • Rebecca W
    Baltimore, MD15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    loved looking at the Christmas tree I liked seeing the different decorations on it and loved seeing it for the first time it made me think about home alone 2.
    Written February 7, 2024
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