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Where to Explore: Midtown/Times Square

You can't miss the bright lights and bustle of Times Square, Broadway and Rockefeller Center.

Midtown is the neighborhood many picture first when they think of New York City.

Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are all among the world’s most recognizable destinations. The neighborhood isn’t just sightseeing, however: it also boasts top-flight restaurants and bars.


Times Square

With its heart at the intersection of Seventh Ave., Broadway and W. 42nd St., this section of Manhattan is known for its bright lights and historic theaters.

The Tour at NBC Studios

The Tour at NBC Studios blends entertainment and education into a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the broadcasting world. A must-see for any television lover, The Tour lives in the heart of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, one of the most iconic buildings in entertainment history.

Museum of Modern Art

One of the world’s greatest repositories of 20th-century art contains masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, a sculpture garden and an extensive film collection. Daily 10:30 am-5:30 pm, F until 8 pm Admission: $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, age 16 and under and F 4-8 pm free

Intrepid Sea, Air Space Museum

A national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier offers access to several decks featuring historic aircraft, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits and flight simulators, plus the guided missile submarine USS Growler, the British Airways Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise.

Madame Tussauds New York

The 85,000-square-foot NYC incarnation of the British-based wax attraction features lifelike sculptures of sports legends, political figures, musical icons and entertainment A-listers, plus “Coney Island Carnival Carnage, an interactive 7D game experience,” and “Marvel Universe 4D.” Photo ops abound and selfies are encouraged

TKTS Booths

Day-of-performance discount tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows may be purchased by credit card or cash at the four permanent TKTS booths in Times Square (Father Duffy Square), in Lower Manhattan (South Street Seaport, corner of Front & John sts.) and in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W. 62nd St

Sushi Lab

After the success of high-end yet affordable omakase concept Sushi by Bou, owners Hank Freid and Brandon Freid launch a new sushi spot at The Sanctuary Hotel: Sushi Lab. Sushi Lab replaced the hotel’s concierge desk, bringing a similar, intimate dining experience to the hotel as Sushi by Bou.

Grand Central Terminal

Trains run on the Metro-North railroad line to and from this majestic landmark, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. For schedules and prices, visit the MTA.  Terminal open daily 5:30 am-2 am. Stores: M-F 8 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm.

Rockefeller Center

Famous for its gilded statue of Prometheus and home of NBC-TV studios and Radio City Music Hall, this Midtown Art Deco landmark spans approximately 22 acres and includes commercial office buildings, restaurants, a seasonal ice-skating rink, Top of the Rock Observation Deck and more than 100 shops for men, women and children.<

Restaurant Row

Located in the heart of the Theatre District, this one-block stretch of 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues is jam-packed with distinctive restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world.