Things to Do Near Central Park

Curious and captivating, the streets of this city are packed with natives and nomads alike. Follow in their footsteps to the unmissable essentials.

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Art & Culture

New York is the epicenter of the arts. Explore the provocative galleries of Chelsea and the Lower East Side. Climb the steps of the Beaux-Arts Metropolitan Museum of Art, or journey to the modern Whitney Museum of American Art. MoMA, the modern-art powerhouse, is only a few blocks from Viceroy Central Park, while downtown galleries are only a short taxi ride away.


The city’s most well-known landmarks never cease to inspire. It’s impossible to miss 843-acre Central Park, especially from The Roof atop Viceroy Central Park. A short walk away, the polished statues of Prometheus and Atlas grace Rockefeller Center, home to some of the best shopping in New York, while sweeping skyline views await at the Top of the Rock. Embrace the crowds of tourists in Times Square, if only to take in the luminous, towering billboards on your way to a famous Broadway show. Finally, take a walk over the remarkable Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York’s most iconic landmarks.


Fifty million visitors pour into Times Square annually — a great number of them to see a Broadway show. Beyond Broadway, ballet, opera, jazz, improv comedy, indie movies, and so much more can be found across the city.


It’s inevitable: During your trip to New York City, you’ll surrender to all the shopping opportunities. From upmarket boutiques to atmospheric booksellers to antique treasures, discoveries surround you. Shop on famous 5th Avenue in Midtown, or with the well-heeled locals uptown on Madison Avenue. If you need to escape the elements, Manhattan has plenty of luxury shopping malls that also offer some of the best dining and entertainment in the city. Just pick your neighborhood and fill your bags.

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