One of the best things about staying at the Concorde Hotel New York is that you don’t have to travel far to see some of the best New York City attractions. In fact, many famous NYC landmarks are just a few blocks away.
Stay with us, and get easy access to several of NYC’s most recognizable locations, plus a concierge service eager to help you arrange your daily activities.
Here is a list of ten of our favorite NYC attractions, all within a 30-minute walk of the Concorde Hotel New York:
1. Central Park
Central Park encompasses 843 acres and is a hotspot for activities such as boating, hiking, ice skating, picnicking, and more. You could spend days just exploring this expanse of greenery.
The MoMA’s current exhibits include: Automania, drawings by Paul Cézanne, and sculptures by Alexander Calder. However, this NYC staple is also home to famous works by Salvador Dalí, Willem de Kooning, Frida Kahlo, Kazimir Malevich, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Reserving timed tickets in advance is highly recommended.
You are welcome to attend mass at this historic church, or you can simply visit this landmark for its historical value. The building began in 1858, and the cathedral was opened in 1879. To raise money for the structure, “the largest ecclesiastical fair” in U.S. history was held from October 22-November 30, 1878.
It now stands as one of the most recognizable buildings in NYC, as well as the largest Catholic church in the city.
This museum is a great place to spot celebrities—even if they are made of wax! Step into movies like Ghostbusters and The Avengers, or go onstage with the cast of Cats and famous singers like Taylor Swift. It’s more than just a walk among sculpted wax, however. The Madame Tussauds experience includes 4D films and interactive gaming!
5. Times Square
There is no word other than iconic to describe Times Square. With digital billboards, art displays, public performances, famous restaurants, high-end shopping, and Broadway, it encompasses everything that makes New York City the cultural center of the United States.
The internet labels The Empire State Building as “a tourist attraction,” but it is so much more than that. It was completed in 1931 and remained the tallest building in the world until 1971. As of this year, the NYC landmark has been standing for 90 years. New Yorkers and tourists alike can celebrate with an all-access tour, a historical tour, or by viewing the city from the 86th-floor observation deck.
7. 5th Avenue
This famous New York City street is so important because it connects northern and southern Manhattan. It has some of the most expensive NYC retail spaces, like Cartier, Armani, Gucci, and, of course, Saks Fifth Avenue. If you want to get a taste of NYC luxury during your visit, just take a stroll down this “Millionaire’s Row.”
If you’re hoping to explore some NYC culture, visit the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. With a focus on music, dance, theater, and diversity, visitors will find fantastic entertainment for the whole family.
9. Chrysler Building
The Chrysler Building was built during the art deco movement. It’s the tenth-tallest building in New York City, and while you can’t take a tour or view the city from an observation deck, you can access the lobby. For approximately ten months, it remained the tallest building in the world. It’s a testament to the people of NYC and their ambition, as the spire at the top was only added to ensure that it was taller than the skyscraper being built at 40 Wall Street.
10. Bryant Park
Once famous for hosting New York City Fashion Week, this park’s one-acre lawn is surrounded by lush perennials and shrubs during the spring and summer months. There is a promenade featuring the natural shade of London Plane trees. During the winter months, it transforms into a Winter Village, and the lawn becomes a free-admission ice skating rink.
New York City’s attractions are truly endless. If you want to stay close to The Concorde Hotel New York, start with these ten landmarks. If you want to venture further, the hotel is located near public transport. Visitors can easily access other important places like Ellis Island and Coney Island.
The Concorde Hotel New York is the perfect spot to stay while you explore all our city has to offer. Spend your nights in this quiet, comfortable, refined hotel, and you are sure to feel refreshed for the next day’s adventures.
Book your stay at The Concorde Hotel today!