Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan, New York

Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan, New York

Midtown Manhattan is the largest commercial, entertainment, and media center of the United States. The area is a home to some of NYC's most iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, as well as the world-famous Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Check out this orientation walk and explore Midtown, NY for yourself!
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Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan Map

Guide Name: Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Author: doris
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Times Square

1) Times Square (must see)

Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of animated neon and LED signs have long made them one of New York's iconic images, and a symbol of the intensely urban aspects of Manhattan. Times Square is the only neighborhood with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Majestic Theater

2) Majestic Theater

One of the Great White Way Broadway theaters, the Majestic Theater is located on the 10 block line of playhouses in Manhattan. Through its history, it has been the venue for well known major musical productions.

The Majestic Theater forms part of a three theater complex. It was the largest among the three and one of the largest theaters in Broadway with 1655 seats. Architect Herbert J. Krapp was commissioned to design the building by Irwin Chanin of the Channin brothers. The facade of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Malachy's Church

3) St. Malachy's Church

The St. Malachy’s Church is better known in New York City as the Actor’s church. The theater district moved into the area in the year it was built and it became the place of worship of several well known actors and dancers till the 1960s.

The St. Malachy’s Catholic Church was built in 1920 based on the plans of well known ecclesiastical architect, Thomas J, Duff. An Actor’s Chapel was built under the main church where members of the theatrical community worshiped. It was also the...   view more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

4) Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (must see)

Well known as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, this museum is a storehouse of the finest Western modern masterpieces. It also has an impressive library with over 300,000 books.

In 1929, three wealthy ladies rented space in the Heckscher Building in 5th avenue and established the first Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Later, the husband of Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller, one of the ladies, donated the land and gave the funds to build the present structure. Her sons...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
5
St. Patrick's Cathedral

5) St. Patrick's Cathedral (must see)

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is located directly opposite the Rockefeller Center and has over 3 million visitors every year.

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is built of brick covered with white marble. The stones were quarried in New York and Massachusetts. It is the largest Gothic style church in the country. The present structure replaced an old St. Patrick’s Cathedral that is now used as a parish church. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Rockefeller Center

6) Rockefeller Center (must see)

This large complex of commercial buildings lies between 5th and 7th Avenues in New York City. It is often described as a city within a city because of its unique design. All the buildings have a common plan and are connected by an underground concourse called The Catacombs.

D. Rockefeller Jr. leased the site to build a new structure for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Architect Benjamin Wistar Morris designed the complex to include a large opera house, landscaped gardens, office space shops...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chrysler Building

7) Chrysler Building (must see)

For 11 months before the completion of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building enjoyed the status of being the tallest skyscraper in the world. Built in art deco style, it is regarded by many well known contemporary architects as the most beautiful structure in New York City.

Walter P. Chrysler, the automobile magnate commissioned architect, William Van Alen to design the building in 1928. The structure was built at a furious pace of four floors a week. Despite the haste, it was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Grand Central Terminal

8) Grand Central Terminal (must see)

The New York Central Railroad built this large railway station when long-distance passenger trains were the most popular mode of transport in the U.S. It is the largest train station in the world with 44 platforms and 67 tracks running beside them.

Cornelius Vanderbilt commissioned architect John B. Snook to build the largest railway station in the world and it was opened to the public in 1871. It was remodeled in 1913 and got its name, the Grand Central Terminal. The station is housed in a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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New York Public Library

9) New York Public Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (and third largest in the world), behind only the Library of Congress. It is an independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing. The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island and it has affiliations with academic and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bryant Park

10) Bryant Park

Bryant Park is an 8 acre green space located in front of the New York Public Library. It lies in the heart of the city and offers spectacular views of towering skyscrapers. It is a place where New Yorkers come to have lunch, rest or enjoy events.

The first park at the site was called Reservoir Square after the adjacent Croton distributing reservoir. The square was the scene of the New York Draft Riots of July 1863 during the American Civil War. In 1884, it was named Bryant Park after New...   view more
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Empire State Building

11) Empire State Building (must see)

For 40 years, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world until 1972 when it lost the title to the World Trade Towers. After the September 11th, 2001 attack on the WTC, it became the tallest building in New York City once again.

The Empire State Building was designed by William Frederick Lamb of the Shreve, Lamb and Harmon architectural firm. It has a simple art deco design typical of high rise structures in Pre World War II, New York. The simplicity was dictated by...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Madison Square Garden

12) Madison Square Garden (must see)

One of the most famous event venues in the world, Madison Square Garden is a large indoor arena that hosts sporting events, music performances and has a large indoor theater. It also has an expo center for trade shows and car shows, two cafes and a 9,500 feet terrace.

The Madison Square Garden was built in 1968 on the site of the demolished Pennsylvania Railway Station. The structure was the first to be built on the platforms of a railway station. It was a masterpiece in design by the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in New York, New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Creating your own self-guided walk in New York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
New York's Central Park Walking Tour

New York's Central Park Walking Tour

It is the first public park built in America, and the most famous park in the world today. Enjoy a great relaxing time, surrounded by natural beauty, gazing upon numerous man-made wonders - fountains, monuments, sculptures, bridges and arches. Central Park offers over 50 delightful attractions. Take this walking tour to explore the beauties of the Central Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 km
Shopping Tour in New York City

Shopping Tour in New York City

New York is considered to be a shopper's paradise. It features some of the best shopping centers in the world. Each of these places, like Manhattan Mall, Brook Shopping Center or Rockefeller Center offers a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops. Take this tour to explore the most famous shopping centers in New York City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Downtown NYC Nightlife

Downtown NYC Nightlife

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Chelsea Nightlife

Chelsea Nightlife

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
New York's Top Museums Walking Tour

New York's Top Museums Walking Tour

New York is an amazing city, that offers something for everyone. It is home to top-notch museums of art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Take this tour to explore the most visited museums in New York City.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Brooklyn New York Walking Tour

Brooklyn New York Walking Tour

Brooklyn, one of New York City’s 5 boroughs, occupies the western tip of Long Island and is connected to neighboring Manhattan via the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The area is known primarily these days for its ethnic diversity; it also abounds in a variety of recreational, cultural and historic attractions. The most notable landmarks include Park Slope, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and the Central Library overlooking Grand Army Plaza. For a more detailed view of Brooklyn and its key attractions, follow this self-guided tour and explore.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km

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