New York City, New York Things To Do
New York is a legendary destination that must be seen to be believed. From celeb-filled downtown nightlife and Broadway theatres and musicals to luxury shopping on Madison Avenue and world-class museums, there's so many fun, free and exciting things to do that it's no wonder New York is the city that never sleeps. Many of New York's best things to do are located in right in Central Park. Go on wild adventures at the Zoo. Experience Shakespeare in Central Park's open-air theater. See a production of Shakespeare in the park. Offering a central midtown location that puts you in easy reach of Manhattan attractions in every direction, Comfort Inn Times Square South offers an ideal location to see and do it all!
New York City Attractions
Madison Square Garden.
Madison Square Garden is a multi-use concert and sports venue located on the west side of Midtown Manhattan. Home to the NBA's New York Nicks, the Garden has played host to the world's greatest music acts and rock concerts. Madison Square Garden is a non-stop hub of events and ranks as the world's third-busiest venue by ticket sales. To learn more about upcoming events at Madison Square Garden, visit www.thegarden.com.
Broadway Theater District.
The Broadway Theater District of New York is home to the world's famous collection of musical and dramatic theaters in the world. The Broadway thoroughfare cuts from north to south down nearly the entire length of Manhattan Island and is lined with theaters in Midtown that have been home to some of Broadways most spectacular shows, from Phantom of the Opera to The Producers. To learn more about the Broadway Theater District, visit www.broadway.com.
Rockefeller Center was the largest complex of buildings constructed at the time of its building and includes 19 towering skyscrapers. Today, Rockefeller Center is listed as a National Historic Landmark and is one of NY's top attractions. The site of the famous Christmas Tree, Rockefeller Center is home to a skating rink, restaurants and shopping. For more information about the history of Rockefeller Center, visit www.rockefellercenter.com/.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's leading museums and contains a wide variety of collections that span the worlds of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography and decorative arts. The museum's collection includes works from America and around the world that date back to Ancient times and reach up until contemporary period. To learn more about the many attractions and thing to do at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visit www.metmuseum.org.
Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building was named after New York's nickname "The Empire State" and towers for 102 splendid stories above New York City. Designed in the prevailing Art Deco of the 1920s, the skyscraper was completed in 1931 and reigned as the world's tallest building until 1972, when the World Trade Center was completed. To learn more about visiting the Empire State Building and its rich history, visit www.esbnyc.com.
Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty or "Lady Liberty," as she is so often called, dominates New York's harbor and has served as a symbol of liberty to millions of immigrants arriving to America's shores from around the world. The towering statue was a gift from the people of France and designed by Frédéric Bartholdi. Dedicated on October 28, 1886, the colossal statue depicts Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who is a tribute to American independence. To learn more about tours at the Statue of Liberty, visit www.statuecruises.com.
St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the archbishop of New York and one of the most famous churches in the world. A monument of Neo-Gothic-style architecture, the cathedral sits directly across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue between 50th Street and 51st Street and was the site of the funeral service for the Senator from New York, Robert F. Kennedy. To learn more about the history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, visit www.stpatrickscathedral.org.
The Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts is located on Manhattan's Upper West Side and covers 16 acres. Lincoln Center is home to Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard School, The Walter Reade Theatre, Avery Fisher Hall, and The Metropolitan Opera House. To learn more information about attending concerts and performances at Lincoln Center in New York, visit new.lincolncenter.org/live/.
Central Park Zoo.
The Central Park Zoo is home to more than 150 mammal, amphibian, reptile and bird species from around the world, including a polar bear, seals, rainforest animals, birds and penguins. A beloved NY landmark, even if you don't spend the day at the zoo, take a stroll by the entrance to see the seals. For more information attractions and fun things to do with kids at New York's Central Park Zoo, visit www.centralparkzoo.com.
Yankee Stadium is one of the newest stadiums in Major League Baseball and home of the championship New York Yankees. Located in the New York City's Bronx borough, the luxurious new Yankee Stadium opened to acclaim on April 2, 2009. Though technically no longer the same "House that Ruth built," the new ballpark establishes Yankee Stadium as one of the MLB's premier baseball venues. To learn more about Yankee Stadium, visit www.yankees.com