Midtown is the center of many visitors’ trips to New York City. The beautifully restored Grand Central Terminal is paces away from the Chrysler Building, the United Nations complex, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trump Tower. There’s the fascinating Morgan Library and the awesome New York Public Library, both of which have changing exhibitions. Behind the public library is the lovely Bryant Park, which hosts Broadway Under the Stars, free movies and music events in summer. And what says New York better than Fifth Avenue stores? Midtown also includes the new, revitalized Times Square and the Theater District, where world-famous Broadway productions wow audiences nightly. Have a drink at a forty-foot guitar-shaped bar and gaze at memorabilia from your favorite rock stars at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Explore pop culture and history in Madame Tussaud’s where over 200 celebrities provide you with the interactive experience of a lifetime. The Museum of Modern Art, a midtown attraction now back in a larger renovated space, showcases the best in contemporary art. For more museums, check out the Museum of Television & Radio, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, the American Craft Museum. Music aficionados can visit Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Make sure to stop by NYC’s Official Visitor Information Center (810 Seventh Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets) to speak with travel counselors and pick up free brochures and discount coupons. The Diamond District is on 47th Street but if you’d rather invest in art, explore the galleries along 57th Street.