Cultural Attractions

Metropolitan Museum of Art

2.4 miles | 25 minutes by subway

One of the most popular in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (affectionately known as the Met) is considered New York’s premiere museum. It’s conveniently located right on Central Park.

Guggenheim Museum

2.7 miles | 30 minutes by subway

Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t just design a museum, he designed the Guggenheim. After you’ve marveled at the exterior of this architectural landmark, step inside to enjoy the renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art.

Museum of Modern Art

1.1 miles | 16 minutes by subway

The MoMA is often considered to be the most influential museum of modern art in the world. That’s quite an accolade, but the real thrill in visiting is getting up close and personal with Starry Night or inspecting the genius behind the brush strokes in a Picasso.

American Museum of Natural History

2.9 miles | 22 minutes by subway

Whether dinosaurs tickle your fancy or you’re more of an outer-space person, the American Museum of Natural History will hold your attention for hours. Located next to Central Park, this is one of the largest museums in the world.

Eat & Drink

The Liberty

0.1 miles | 3 minutes by foot

Insiders love The Liberty’s craft cocktails and duck fat fries. Their American fare is standard yet delicious, and the old New York-styled interior is inviting and elegant yet relaxing. Regulars of this gem would love to keep it a secret, but the food is just too good to keep quiet! 

Brendan’s Bar
& Grill

0.1 miles | 3 minutes by foot

This historic, 1903 tavern is located right between the Empire State Building and Macy’s, making it a favorite spot for tourists to grab a bite to eat. With everything from very American food to some Irish offerings (shepherds pie), there’s something on the menu for everyone.

Keens Steakhouse

0.2 miles | 5 minutes by foot

Urban carnivores rejoice. This New York City landmark since 1885 features gigantic steaks and signature mutton chops, served in a warren of clubby, antique rooms. Of note, it houses one of the largest collections of smoking pipes in the world.


0.1 miles | 2 minutes by foot

If you love beer, you will love Gingerman, featuring a constantly changing selection of at least 70 beers on draft and more than 150 types of bottled beer. Plus, here, bar food has been elevated to great food, and no one leaves hungry.

Ai Fiori

479 ft | 2 minutes by foot

Fine Italian dining is at its best at Ai Fiori. Think elegant, understated surroundings, attentive wait staff, and gourmet fare from the Italian and French Riviera with accompanying regional wines. 

Cafe China

0.1 miles | 3 minutes by foot

You’ll feel as though you just stepped into a 1930s Shanghai teahouse when you walk into this midtown Chinese restaurant. Sichuan, Hunan and Shanghai-influenced cuisine is served in an authentic setting with surprisingly moderate prices.


430 ft | 1 minute by foot

When you’re dreaming of Madrid but looking at Manhattan, stop by Toledo for some authentic seafood paella or croquettes. The food is delicious, the atmosphere the perfect amount of “clubby,” and the martinis are to die for. 

Irish Pub

476 ft | 2 minutes by foot

Large-screen televisions broadcasting various sporting events, great bartenders, and perfectly prepared fish and chips make this eatery a favorite in the city. Stop in, let them pour you a pint of Guinness, and decide if it’s one of your favorites, too.

Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar

0.3 miles | 6 minutes by foot

Martinis and chocolate can cure just about any problem, and a trip to Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar has both in abundance. A somewhat-hidden gem of a restaurant, it’s lauded for its excellent wine list, delicious menu and, of course, plenty of chocolate.

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

0.2 miles | 4 minutes by foot

This wood-and-steel Korean barbeque joint delivers on its promise—grills are fired up in the middle of each table, and meat steals the show. The chefs season and marinate each cut differently and then prepare your meal before your eyes.


Saks Fifth Avenue

0.7 miles | 10 minutes by subway

Saks is a high-end specialty retailer in Manhattan, owned by the oldest commercial corporation in North America, the Hudson's Bay Company. If you’re searching for anything from shoes to an evening gown, Saks has you covered at this flagship store.

Bergdorf Goodman

1.1 miles | 15 minutes by subway

Need some new Jimmy Choos? Head to Bergdorf Goodman, the legendary luxury store on Fifth Avenue. The store has been memorialized in many films, and today remains a top spot for fashion elitists to shop.

Henri Bendel

1.0 mile | 13 minutes by subway

The first retailer to attempt in-store fashion shows and to produce its own fragrance, this upscale women’s store sells everything with that iconic brown label—the Henri Bendel lines of handbags, jewelry, fashion accessories, home fragrances, and gifts.

Tiffany & Co.

1.1 miles | 16 minutes by subway

Ah, that little blue box that sets hearts aflutter. Tiffany has played a role in politics (creating White House china), sports (the Vince Lombardi trophy), and Hollywood (where do we start?). It’s fun to window shop as you pass or to stop in and purchase a little bauble.


0.2 miles | 5 minutes by foot

For nearly 115 years, Macy’s flagship store has greeted New Yorkers from its spot in Herald Square. Technically considered a National Historic Landmark, this ten-level store offers an impressive array of merchandise, dining, a visitor’s center, and incredible sales year-round.

Lord & Taylor

0.2 miles | 3 minutes by foot

Locals rave about Lord & Taylor’s flagship store and its friendly, knowledgeable staff. The doors open early and welcoming chairs are strategically placed for weary shoppers. During the holidays, the festive window displays always attract a crowd.


1.6 miles | 15 minutes by subway

One of New York City's most well-known department stores, Bloomingdale's offers apparel, accessories, cosmetics, furniture, and home goods. This flagship store also offers plenty of dining options, as well as visitor services.


Empire State Building

0.1 miles | 2 minutes by foot

This iconic building is visible from almost everywhere in Manhattan, and it serves as an excellent point of reference for the directionally challenged. A New York landmark since its completion in 1931, visitors can see for miles at the 86th and 102nd-floor observation decks.

Bryant Park

0.4 miles | 7 minutes by foot

Right behind the New York Public Library is this popular oasis of green. It’s the perfect spot to have lunch on a beautiful spring day, and, if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a free outdoor movie or yoga class.

Herald Square

0.2 miles | 5 minutes by foot

If you find yourself at the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue and 34th Street, you’re standing right in Herald Square. You’ll recognize it, of course, because of the flagship Macy’s store, which is where the wildly popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade ends.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

0.8 miles | 11 minutes by subway

This majestic church is the home for NYC Catholics, and the seat of Timothy Dolan, archbishop of the city. One of the largest neo-gothic cathedrals in the country, St Patrick’s is beautifully and ornately adorned.

City Hall

3.4 miles | 17 minutes by subway

Architecture lovers and history buffs alike will appreciate a visit to one of the nation's oldest city halls. The seat of New York City government is located in the refreshingly green and aptly named City Hall Park, between Broadway, Park Row, and Chambers Street.

Rockefeller Center

0.8 miles | 9 minutes by subway

Known for its ice rink (which becomes the trendy Rink Bar in the summer) and the annual lighting of an enormous Christmas tree, Rockefeller Center is also famed as the studio where the Today Show and other NBC favorites are taped.

Times Square

0.7 miles | 14 minutes by foot

Hardly any picture screams “New York!” more than one of Times Square, with its oversized billboards, neon lights, open-all-night atmosphere, and unparalleled people watching. Be sure to check out this classic tourist destination.

Union Square

1.7 miles | 10 minutes by subway

The aptly named Union Square originally celebrated the “union” of Broadway and (what is now) Fourth Avenue. Today, it’s well known for hosting several impressive sculptures, as well as the year-round Greenmarket and popular Holiday Market.

Ground Zero

3.3 miles | 22 minutes by subway

The rebuilt World Trade Center complex is now home to a beautifully somber memorial. All individuals who lost their lives are commemorated here, and the original footprints of the Twin Towers that fell are filled with pools of water.

Madison Square Garden

0.5 miles | 11 minutes by foot

Often the destination of choice in midtown Manhattan, “The Garden” is one of the most well-known sports, music, and entertainment venues around. See the New York Knicks in action or catch a live show by your favorite performer at the world’s most famous arena.

High Line

1.5 miles | 23 minutes by subway

Once an abandoned stretch of railroad track, this elevated park is now an urban oasis spanning 1.45 miles. Here, you can check out the plants, the people, and the birds-eye view of the Meatpacking District. The feeling of walking on top of the city can’t be beat.