Visitors opting to stay near Times Square in Midtown can walk easily to many of Manhattan’s most famous attractions and landmarks (read more).  


If Times Square is the “Crossroads of the World”, it is certainly the Crossroads of Manhattan as well, and from Times Square (where Seventh Avenue and Broadway merge between 44th and 45th Streets) it is less than a 10-minute walk to Rockefeller Center, the Top of the Rock observation deck, the NBC Studio Tour, as well as The Rink Rockefeller (from November to April) or the Rock Center Café in summer, Radio City Music Hall, and to St. Patrick’s Cathedral another minute away across Fifth Avenue.


Four of five of New York City’s observation decks are also walkable in fair weather, and include, in addition to the Top of the Rock, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt next door to Grand Central Station on 42nd Street, The Edge at Hudson Yards, and the Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street.  


And, no family will want to miss either the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, about a 20-minute walk via 46th Street to Pier 86, or Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum just steps from Times Square on 42nd Street.


And, last but not least this area of Midtown is also known as the Theater District because of it’s proximity to New York’s most famous Broadway Theaters, most easily walkable.