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New York Central Park Neighborhood Guide

Discover Things to Do Near Midtown Manhattan

Stay in the heart of Manhattan at AKA Central Park, just one block south of New York’s iconic Central Park. All the best dining, entertainment, and more are at your fingertips, while quiet and tranquil green space and the refined Upper East Side are only steps away. 

Where to Eat in Midtown Manhattan

The stunning exterior of Petrossian can’t be missed; head here for renowned caviar, foie gras, and smoked fish. Dine in or takeaway for breakfast, lunch, or a quick bite. Sixty-five floors above the city, the Rainbow Room is an iconic restaurant and entertainment venue with striking views of the Manhattan skyline. Since 1934, patrons have flocked to the restaurant, located atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, for glamorous luxury and American cocktail culture.

Petrossian: 911 7th Ave

Rainbow Room: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor

Marea: 240 Central Park South

Estiatorio Milos: 125 W 55th Street

Shopping in Midtown Manhattan

Bergdorf Goodman is the height of Fifth Avenue shopping in New York. Opened in its current location in 1928, the luxury shop for both women and men is one of the finest department stores in Manhattan.

Bergdorf Goodman: 754 5th Ave

Midtown Manhattan Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is more than a museum: It’s a destination in itself. See works by artists from van Gogh to Warhol and beyond, plus a sculpture garden, two cafes, and two-Michelin starred restaurants, including The Modern.

The Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd St

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave

Alexandre Gallery: 724 5th Ave, 4th Floor

Outdoor Activities in Midtown Manhattan

There’s no better place to take in the seasons than New York’s Central Park. Located between the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, and spanning the length of 51 city blocks, the expansive green space is home to two iconic restaurants—Tavern on the Green and The Loeb Boathouse—as well as The American Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, two of the city’s most famous museums.

Tavern on the Green: Central Park West and 67th Street

The Loeb Boathouse: E 72nd St and Park Drive North

The American Museum of Natural History: Central Park West and 79th St

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave

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