Things to Do in Midtown NYC

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s no shortage of things to do in Midtown NYC.

The Avalon Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of it all: near seven subway lines, the Javits Convention Center, famous Fifth Avenue shopping, the Empire State Building, and much more!

Here are just a few things to do near The Avalon boutique hotel in Midtown NYC to keep you busy.

Things to Do in Midtown NYC: Attractions

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Entertainment, culture, education – take your pick of things to do in Midtown.

Empire State Building

Good news. Avalon boutique hotel in New York is the closest hotel to the Empire State Building!

A trip to NYC wouldn’t be complete without stopping at this famous high-rise. Head to the observation deck for spectacular 360-degree views of Manhattan and the perfect Instagram shot.

As a bonus, the Empire State Building is also filled with fine and casual dining options and plenty of shopping to fill your itinerary.

Time Square

Staying at Avalon boutique hotel in Midtown, you’re close enough to enjoy the action of Time Square but just far enough to avoid the non-stop crowds.

Plan a Broadway play for your Friday night. Take your pick of Michelin restaurants. Get your shopping on. Just sit back with a coffee and watch the crowds pass by. Regardless, there’s never a dull moment in Time Square and the action is just a short walk from your room.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is the perfect attraction any time of the year.

Tour the NBC studios or check out Top of the Rock Observation Deck for some stellar views. Rockefeller Center Underground is a world on its own with shopping and plenty of dining.

Staying at The Avalon boutique hotel in New York during the winter? Walk over to Rockefeller Center for some unforgettable ice skating.

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

You can find Madame Tussaud's museums in several major cities around the world, but nothing beats the original right here in the heart of Midtown.

Located at the edge of Time Square just a 20-minute walk from your room at The Avalon boutique Midtown hotel, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is one of the coolest attractions in the city for spotting your favorite celebs.

Snap some pics and tell your friends you ran into them on the street. We won’t tell!

Chrysler Building

Step outside your room at The Avalon boutique hotel in New York and after a 15-minute walk you’ll find yourself at the historic Chrysler Building.

While there aren’t any tours or observation decks in operation, it’s worth the walk to snap some pictures of the incredible art deco architecture.

United Nations Headquarters

Love politics and history? Walk over to the United Nations HQ just a few blocks from The Avalon for a guided tour – just be prepared for the intense security screening.

A trip to the UN building wouldn’t be complete without stopping in the bookshop for some branded merch like UN notebooks, laptop sleeves, t-shirts, and coffee mugs. Oh, and the books? Some of the best you’ll find on global politics anywhere.

Things to Do in Midtown NYC: Shopping

An itinerary of things to do in Midtown NYC wouldn’t be complete without some world-class shopping destinations. Get your credit card ready!


Sure, you’ve seen Macy’s, but have you seen Macy’s in Herald Square? If not, it’s time for some prime shopping experience in this timeless Manhattan landmark.

Manhattan Mall

The Manhattan Mall is just five minutes away from the Avalon boutique hotel – a whole mass of 243,000-square feet. It is home to several stores, including some of your favorite brands. Walk over to the mall to shop all kinds of trendy fashion items.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Station is more than just a transportation hub. It’s also a prime shopping destination in Midtown! Michelin-starred restaurants, coffee and baked goods, gift shops, markets – spend an afternoon in Grand Central Terminal.

Create Your Itinerary of Things to Do in Midtown NYC Now

New York is a massive city and staying at The Avalon boutique hotel in Midtown means you can enjoy the convenience of its central location and easy transportation. Get your list of things to do in Midtown NYC ready and pack your bags!