Midtown & Midtown West
This is the New York everyone around the world knows from a million TV shows, with all the noise, colour, flash and bustle of Times Square, Broadway and Rockefeller Center. But these neighbourhoods aren't just about sightseeing and shows: they also boasts top-draw restaurants and bars, including the Theatre District's Restaurant Row and rowdy Hell's Kitchen's bars and clubs. Hotels here are aplenty, but because of their location they do fill up fast, so prices are generally higher than anywhere else in the city.
Best for: Anyone who wants to have a front-row seat to 'the city that never sleeps', just steps from the theatres of Broadway, a whole lot of shops, and a choice of restaurants to suit every budget.
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