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Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

Explore New York

We invite you to explore Midtown Manhattan and NYC’s iconic attractions, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the High Line, and Javits Center.  

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Check out the many diverse neighborhoods of New York City: Walking tours are the best way to explore the city. Book a Harlem food tour or visit the Lower East Side tenement museum and follow in the footsteps of an immigrant family in the late 1800’s to 1920’s. For the TV fanatic select a Sex in the City or Seinfeld walking tour or any of your other favorite New York shows.

What's New

Walk The High-line, starting from the Whitney Museum in Meatpacking up to the new Hudson Yards and Vessel on 36th St. Catch all of the newest Broadway plays and musicals — our hotel is surrounded by Broadway theaters. Spend an afternoon at Discovery Times Square or the American Museum of Natural History, the Met or MoMA, whose rotating exhibits keep visitors coming back for more.


Visit the TKTS booth, one block away, to buy discounted, day-of tickets to the latest Broadway shows. Skip the touristy line at Top of the Rock and instead enjoy a cocktail at Bar 65, the highest outdoor terrace bar in New York City located 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center. Take the subway, we have 10 line one block from the hotel, for the fastest way to move around the city.

Must Do

Wintertime in New York City is the best place to get in the holiday spirit with ice skating beneath the historic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Take a horse and carriage ride through Central Park to view the beautiful Christmas lights. Or catch a Broadway show at one of the many theaters near the hotel. Ring in the new year with friends and family at the Times Square ball drop located nearby.

Don't Go Home Without

New York City is truly the best place for a successful shopping spree. Explore the many neighborhoods and discover the best areas for shopping. You can shop big name brands on the infamous Fifth-Avenue and the Meatpacking District or unique boutiques in city parts like SoHo, Williamsburg, and Greenwich Village. Check out the flagship stores to find one of a kind items you won't find elsewhere.

Things To Do

Things To Do

NBC Studios

NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center

Every Broadway Theater within walking distance

51 theaters within 5 blocks of the hotel

Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

American Symphony Orchestra, concerts, arts, and other events

A short walk to Central Park and Bryant Park

At over 800 acres, it is the world's 2nd largest city park, and home to the Central Park Zoo, several hiking and jogging paths, Rumsey Playfield, Wolman Skating Rink, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and more.

Stephen Colbert Show at the Ed Sullivan Theater

1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is filmed live at the legendary Ed Sullivan Theater just a few blocks up Broadway, which previously was home to The Late Show with David Letterman.

Diamond District

World's largest collection of diamond vendors, located just 1 block south of the hotel on 47th Street

Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017

New York's most iconic skyscraper stands 102 stories and offers observation decks on both floors 86 and 102. The building is the center of the garment district. Open every day, 365 days a year rain or shine 8AM to 2AM. Last elevator up at 1:15AM

Fifth Avenue Shopping

Located in the center of Manhattan, the best Fifth Avenue shopping takes place between 39th and 60th Street at NYC flagship stores. Most of the world's luxury boutiques are located on Fifth Avenue, which include Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Armani, Fendi, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Cartier, Omega, Chanel, BCBG Max Azria, Harry Winston, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nike, Escada, Swarovski, Bvlgari, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Diesel, and many more.

Garment District

Located between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, from 34th to 42nd Street. Less than one square mile in area, the neighborhood is home to the majority of New York’s showrooms and to numerous major fashion labels. Major fashion labels such as Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne, Nicole Miller, and Andrew Marc have showrooms, production facilities, or support offices located in the Garment District.

Greenwich Village

A large collection of small shops, local village restaurants, and home to NYC's famous New York University

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

Pier 86, New York, NY 10036

The USS Intrepid, also known as The Fighting "I", is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is a unique journey through interactive exhibits and virtual, multi-sensory technology. Located at Pier 86, the complex boasts 30 restored aircraft, the submarine Growler, space shuttle Enterprise, and the British Airways Concorde.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Home to the Juliard School, the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, and over 1 dozen more organizations of the music and arts.

Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

The world's most famous arena, MSG is home to the Knicks and Rangers, and hosts dozens of concerts and other large events.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world, with the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

Radio City Music Hall

1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Nicknamed "The Showplace of the Nation," Radio City Music Hall first opened in 1932 and has since become known for its stunning Art Deco architecture, and incredible performances. The venue hosts a variety of events, including concerts, dance performances, and theater productions. Take a guided tour of the building, which includes a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic Rockettes dance troupe and a chance to see the stunning Great Stage.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10111

Nestled in the heart of Manhattan, Rockefeller Center is an iconic NYC attraction, including 19 buildings spanning 22 acres. Enjoy New York City’s best skyline views from the Top of the Rock, visit the Lego store, or attend the world’s most famous Christmas tree lighting during the holidays. Take an interactive NBC Studio tour and walk through the historic halls of 30 Rock where shows like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers are made.


SoHo is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, notable for being the location of many artists' lofts and art galleries, and also, more recently, for the wide variety of stores and shops ranging from trendy boutiques to outlets of upscale national and international chain stores.

Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Visitors can take a ferry from Manhattan to Liberty Island to view the statue up close and explore the museum located inside the pedestal. Walk the pedestal and explore the small museum that exhibits the statue's history and creation. Climb 162 steps to reach the Crown to take pictures and enjoy the magnificent view.

Times Square

Manhattan, New York, NY 10036

Times Square is one of the most popular destinations in New York City, drawing millions of visitors every year with its vibrant atmosphere and bright lights. Try delicious appetizers, salads, pasta, and grilled meat at Carmine’s. If you are into steaks and seafood, be sure to visit Bobby Van’s. Grab a ticket to music, off-Broadway shows, and dance events from the TKTS booth. Enjoy shopping at famous and iconic mega stores, including Tiffany’s, FAO Schwarz, and Serendipity 3.

Wall Street

The financial capital of the United States and home to the New York Stock Exchange.

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

MoMA, or the Museum of Modern Art, is home to the nation's largest collection of modern art. The museum's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media

United Nations Headquarters

760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

The worldwide headquarters of the United Nations is located along the East River in the Turtle Bay section of Manhattan, just east of the hotel. Guided tours are available. The Visitor Centre is located on 1st Avenue at 42nd Street.

The Minskoff Theater

The Gershwin Theater

August Wilson Theater

Steps from Hell’s Kitchen's eclectic restaurants

10 Columbus Circle, at Broadway and 59th, New York, NY

Top of the Rock Observation deck

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

Top of the Rock is a 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors of Rockefeller Centre (the upper decks 260 m above the street level you get an unobstructed, 360 degree view of New York City). Enter on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. The first elevator goes up at 8:00am, the last one at 11:00pm

Next to New York's famous Restaurant Row

Javits Center

655 West 34th Street, Manhattan, NY 10014

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a massive convention center that hosts a wide range of events, including trade shows, conventions, and exhibitions. Expect to find everything from high-tech gadget showcases to food and wine expos, as well as events focused on health and wellness, fashion, and more. The Javits Center is also home to several restaurants and cafes, making it easy to grab a bite to eat in between events.