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Hotel AKA Nomad

Things To Do in Nomad and Midtown Manhattan

The Best Activities to Enhance Your Stay

Over the past few years, NoMad has established itself as one of New York City’s trendiest neighborhoods, perfectly balancing Manhattan energy, cultural attractions, and unmatched convenience. It sits in the city’s new Design District, where you’ll find innovative companies that are revitalizing the area’s historic buildings and beloved architecture. Explore the array of design studios and furniture showrooms that line the surrounding streets and avenues, and see what the city’s leading creators and artisans are up to.

This central Manhattan location gives you access to many of New York City’s best experiences, including the iconic Empire State Building just three blocks away, which is visible from some of our specialty view guestrooms and suites. Browse the luxury shops of Fifth Avenue, savor the exotic flavors of Koreatown’s popular restaurants, and spend a charming afternoon in nearby Madison Square or Bryant Park. Whether you’re visiting New York on business, discovering its newest attractions and entertainment, or exploring its storied past, Hotel AKA NoMad is perfectly placed for an inspiring stay.

Dining & Nightlife

In NoMad, you’ll never have to venture far to find a good time. Every block is seemingly home to a fashionable nightclub or tony tavern. Fine dining, authentic local flavors, chic rooftop bars, swanky evening lounges, and more are around every corner. Of course, if you’re looking for some classic grab-and-go New York street fare, you’re spoiled for choice there, as well. It’s really hard to go wrong no matter which direction you venture in here.


La Pecora Bianca

1133 Broadway

Sugar Fish

33 East 20th Street

Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Ave


19 E. 26th Street

Mark's Off Madison

41 Madison Ave

Plant Bar NYC NoMad
1204 Broadway

Hawksmoor Steakhouse
109 East 22nd Street


In the mood for a little retail therapy? You’ll have lots of options in the area. NoMad’s history as a wholesale hub (as well as its current proximity to the city’s famous Garment District) means that you’re likely to find whatever you’re looking for nearby. Start at NoMad Piazza, a treasure trove of fantastic fashionista finds. From there, progress to Chelsea Flea, a quirky repository for collectibles, decor, and vintage goods. Then visit Thrifty HoG, an upscale resale boutique where gently used designer couture can often be found for shockingly reasonable prices. And don’t forget to pop in to Memories of New York, your one-stop shop for official Big Apple gifts.

NoMad Piazza

Broadway from 25th St to 31st St.

Chelsea Flea

29 W 25th Street

Thrifty HoG

11 W 25th Street

Memories of New York

206 5th Ave

Arts & Culture

Culture hawks will discover a near-endless array of satisfying experiences in NoMad. The iconic and world-famous Flatiron Building lies just southwest of Madison Square Park — itself one of the city’s most revered urban green spaces. You can also stroll 10 minutes to Fotografiska, a fascinating modern photography museum with a rotating schedule of powerful and provocative exhibitions, plus DJs and live music in the evenings. Don’t miss the bibliophile’s paradise of Rizzoli Bookstore, filled with endless volumes of literature of every variety. Museums, comedy clubs, live music venues, and theaters dot every block, and architecture buffs will have a field day exploring the neighborhood’s many historic landmarks.

Flatiron Building

175 5th Ave

Madison Square Park

11 Madison Ave


281 Park Ave S.

Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway


Hotel AKA NoMad is located right in the heart of the city, making it a geographically ideal base for getting to New York’s vital business and financial centers. The offices and headquarters of some of the world’s largest banks, law firms, and businesses are a brisk walk, subway trek, or cab ride from our front door.

Local Activities and Points of Interest

Hotel AKA Nomad
131 Madison Ave, New York, 10016, USA

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