Midtown New York: the best things to discover in this neighborhood
As you will see, the district of Midtown is a place that concentrates many unmissable monuments ! A word of advice: once in this district, look up and you will be surprised by the height of the most famous buildings in Manhattan: Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Chrysler Building and many others! So the architecture of Midtown is incredible! Here is an overview of the emblems of this district.
The main monuments
The empire state building
With its 380 meters in height and 103 floors, the Empire State Building is the second tallest skyscraper in New York (after the One World Trade Center).
Once there, feel free to go inside and visit the 102nd floor. From here you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city. This is very impressive! And if you want to know more about the construction of this building, take a tour of the 80th floor where an exhibition is presented to you.
The Empire State Building is located at 350 5th Avenue.
Top of the Rock and Rockefeller Center
Here's another landmark in Midtown worth a visit: Rockefeller Center. This Art Deco style shopping center consists of 19 buildings constructed between 1929 and 1940. Today, Rockefeller Center is a landmark known, especially for its observation post located on the 70th floor : the Top of the Rock. The latter offers you a 360 ° view of the city. As much to say to you that this landscape will mark you!
Its address is: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111.
Le Chrysler Building
It is one of the most beautiful monuments in New York. The Chrysler Building was inaugurated in 1930 and before the construction of the Empire State Building, it was tallest building in New York (its height is 319 meters).
The Chrysler Building is a beautiful skyscraper in Art Deco style whose architecture is adorned with various decorations referring to Chrysler brand cars. But what makes this monument easily recognizable is its 58.4 meter spire pointing skyward.
The Chrysler Building cannot be visited, but do not hesitate to enter inside to contemplate the well decorated elevators as well as the panel retracing the history of this monument. Its exact address is: 405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
On Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral is a magnificent monument to neogothic style. In addition to being beautiful, she is also the largest in North America (among those belonging to this style)!
Inside, Saint-Patrick's Cathedral has some wonderful surprises in store for you and here, the neo-Gothic style is also in the spotlight and which gives pride of place to Caen stone. So keep your eyes open and admire the riches of the Cathedral: among the works from all over the world, the stained-glass windows, the ceilings, the bronze canopy or the Stations of the Cross carved out of Caen stone ... Saint-Patrick's Cathedral contains many pretty Things.
Emblematic and touristic places
Busy place known around the world for its bright screens, Times Square is a must-see when visiting New York City. Here, locals and tourists flock to shop, visit museums, but also to meet atypical characters like the famous Naked Cowboy!
In Times Square, theanimation is constant and it is the essential place to soak up a 100% New York atmosphere. Times Square is therefore a dynamic zone to discover absolutely!
Four kilometers long, Fifth Avenue is the place to be for all fashion addicts. You will find shops of all kindsbut also luxury brands. If you like shopping, Fifth Avenue will have you covered!
Other Midtown places to visit
Grand Central Terminal
Even if you don't have a train to catch, visiting Grand Central Terminal is to be expected! True work of art, this station is the largest in the world in terms of docks, but she is also a magnificent Beaux-Arts style building where chandeliers and a starry ceiling are sure to amaze you. Grand Central Terminal also offers you a surprising experience: in the “Whispering Gallery”, the ceramic vaults make the murmurs resonate, which seem to be cries. Try it, you will be amazed!
Finally, for a moment of relaxation in the open air, I invite you to come to Bryant Park, a 3.9 hectare park where you can read, rest, enjoy the good weather, have a picnic ...
Selection of interesting restaurants in Midtown
As you can imagine, the district of Midtown concentrates a multitude of different restaurants. You will therefore be spoiled for choice and depending on your culinary preferences, you will inevitably find the restaurant you need! For my part, I recommend the Club A Steakhouse (240 E 58th Street, New York) if you are a meat lover. But if you want to taste cuisine from elsewhere, Pure Thai Cookhouse (766 9th Ave, New York) serves good Thai food rich in flavor and Patsy’s Italian Restaurant offers Italian specialties. The menu is varied and the portions generous. Its address is: 236 W 56th St, New York.
Finally, if you want to eat a burger, you can go to Bareburger (366 W 46th St, New York) which offers delicious burgers made with organic products. The setting is friendly, the service quick and the prices affordable.
Where is the Midtown neighborhood located?
Midtown is located in the southern part of Manhattan. Here is its exact location to better locate it and identify its boundaries:
Midtown is therefore a dynamic district where there is no shortage of activities: between visiting emblematic places, strolling in Bryant Park and window shopping, you will never be bored! Popular with locals and tourists alike, the Midtown district has some great surprises in store for you!
And if you want to visit other areas of New York City, here is the Meatpacking District, a lively and party area, and the Financial District, NYC's financial district.