Those visiting Midtown Manhattan will find no shortage of things to see and experience. The following is a list of interesting sights that make Midtown Manhattan stand out from anywhere else.
The Empire State Building
Standing between the 33rd and 34th street of Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building — built in 1931 — reaches 102 stories. Every year millions of people visit the two observatories, which are located on the 86th and 102nd floor. From there on a clear day, visitors can view Manhattan and beyond.
Times Square and Broadway
No trip to New York City is complete without visiting Times Square, at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Broadway. Known as “The Great White Way,” Times Square is famous for its New Year’s Eve celebration, in which a ball has dropped every year for more than a century. Lying in the center of the Broadway Theater District, there is an abundance of stores and restaurants where visitors can eat, shop, and see great musicals and plays such as “Hamilton.”
There is a famous joke: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.” Located right in the middle of Midtown on 7th Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets, there are actually many ways to get there. Visitors can watch both classical and modern music performances in one of its three spectacular auditoriums.
Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall
Rockefeller Center is one of the most iconic sites in New York City and a National Landmark. It is a complex of nearly 20 buildings on 5th Avenue between 48th and 51st Streets, and is famous for its winter skating rink and being the location of “30 Rock.” There are plenty of other things to see as well, including statues and gardens. The Rockefeller Center is also home to the Radio City Music Hall, which is a famed concert venue and the home of the Rockettes.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Also near Rockefeller Center is another of New York City’s landmarks: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a Neo-Gothic-style Catholic church located on 5th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets. It is almost 400 feet high and stands directly across from the famous statue of Atlas.