Though it often receives top billing (those lights are hard to overshadow), Times Square is just one of many attractions in Manhattan’s Midtown area, and there’s a world waiting to step out from its shadow. From off-the-beaten-path museums to some of New York City’s best public parks, here are 12 show-stealing things to do and see in Midtown Manhattan.
If you visit one spot in Midtown Manhattan, make it Rockefeller Center. Whether you want to tour the NBC studios, take a lap around the Rink at Rockefeller Center or check out the view from the Top of the Rock, you’ll find your ideal entertainment at this famous 22-acre (9ha) complex.
With the promise that “unforgettable starts here,” Madison Square Garden hosts a vast array of events, each of which is epic. Cheer on the New York Rangers or the New York Knicks, see world-famous artists perform live or catch a mass led by the Pope himself – really. Epic.