W New York

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541 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10022, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 212-755-1200   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7191

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Things to Do in NYC

See New York City through the W lens. Situated in Midtown Manhattan, W New York places hotel guests near the city's premier things to do. Experience the dynamic energy of a Broadway production in NYC's famed theatre district, get inspired with a visit to Radio City Music Hall, or allow our W Insider to introduce you to the hottest attractions, events and destinations in town.

When you stay at W New York, world-class art is at your fingertips, with the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and Frick Collection all within reach. Ready for a change in pace? Head to green spaces like Bryant Park and Central Park, which offer solace and stimulation with movies under the stars, seasonal ice skating and perfect places for blankets and baskets. No matter your passion or pursuit, W New York will bring you to a New York State of Mind. Whether you're here for a quick weekend escape or an extended vacation, don't miss enjoying some of our favorite things to do in NYC. Review our top choices, below, and begin planning your trip today.


Things to Do in NYC | St. Patrick's Cathedral

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St. Patrick's Cathedral

Distance: .2 miles

5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

Located just moments from W New York on a prominent stretch of Fifth Avenue, Cathedral of St. Patrick (commonly called St. Patrick's Cathedral) is an iconic NYC attraction. This Neo Gothic-style cathedral is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and a parish church.

Things to Do in NYC | The Chrysler Building

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The Chrysler Building

Distance: .3 miles

405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10174

Visiting the Chrysler Building is an essential thing to do for architecture buffs visiting New York City. Located on the East Side of Manhattan, this world-renowned skyscraper is an Art Deco masterpiece and an enduring symbol of NYC. At 1,046 feet, the structure was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.

Things to do in NYC - 5th Ave NYC

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Fifth Avenue

Distance: .3 miles

Show up. Show off. Show stop. When you escape to W New York, you are just steps from the city's most desirable addresses, including Fifth Avenue. This legendary NYC thoroughfare stretches from Washington Square Park up to 143rd Street and offers visitors plenty of things to do, including world-class shopping, fine dining, iconic museums and so much more. The possibilities are endless.

Things to Do in NYC | Grand Central Terminal

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Grand Central Terminal

Distance: .6 miles

Explore the world’s largest and busiest commuter rail terminal station during your stay at W New York, a leading hotel located near Grand Central Terminal. Spend a weekend afternoon in NYC basking in the history of this iconic landmark as you uncover the many shops and dining options throughout the building. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the terminal, be sure to take a peek at its marvelous façade and main concourse.

Things to Do in NYC | Museum of Modern Art

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Museum of Modern Art

Distance: .6 miles

Soak in iconic art during your stay at W New York. Our hotel is located near the Museum of Modern Art, which is home to the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art. Explore innovative pieces by van Gogh, Warhol, Monet and Matisse as you tour this one-of-a-kind NYC institution. 

Things to do in NYC - United Nations

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United Nations

Distance: .7 miles

Revel in cultural affairs during your stay at W New York, a hotel near the United Nations. With 193 Member States, seek out to understand the mission of the UN and their work to effectively execute their goals. Explore some of the matters that have arisen and see the action that has been taken by the UN to improve these issues - including human rights, climate change, food production, and more.

Things to Do in NYC | Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Distance: .9 miles

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY

Boasting brand new top-of-the-line amenities - including seating, lighting, sound, food and more, the newly renovated Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in midtown situated atop Pennsylvania Station. The Garden is used for pro basketball and ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, and more. Since opening in 1968, it's the oldest, and most active major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area.

Things to Do in NYC | Central Park

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Central Park

Distance: 1 mile

With thirty-five million visitors annually, Central Park boasts the title of the most visited urban park in the United States. An iconic thing to do in NYC, the park spans 843 acres between 59th street and 110th street and boasts vast greenery, walking paths, a reservoir, paddleboat rentals, and more.

Things to Do in NYC | The Empire State Building

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The Empire State Building

Distance: 1 mile

350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118

This American cultural icon is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World named by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the building offers an observatory featuring one of a kind New York City views. Mark another item off of your bucket list when you stay at our hotel near the Empire State Building.

Things to Do in NYC | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Distance: 2.1 miles

1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Bask in the iconic and timeless art pieces when you stay at our hotel near The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This art museum is the largest in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world, featuring one of the most significant collections of art. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

Things to Do in NYC | Randall's Island

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Randall's Island

Distance: 5 miles

Fuel your passion for adventure during your stay at W New York, a hotel near Randall's Island. Whether you are looking to tour the island; run, walk, or bike; or enjoy a concert, revel in the culture  and adventure that lies on the island.

Things to Do in NYC | Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Distance: 6 miles

881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Our centrally located hotel near Carnegie Hall allows you to experience the pulsating sounds of one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.  Built in Midtown Manhattan by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, the famous venue presents about 250 performances each season.

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What's Nearby

  1. Carnegie Hall
  2. Chelsea Piers
  3. Lincoln Center
  4. Madison Square Garden
  5. Radio City Music Hall
  6. Central Park
  7. Chrysler Building
  8. Empire State Building
  9. Grand Central Terminal
  10. Museum of Modern Art
  11. Randall's Island
  12. St. Patrick's Cathedral
  13. Statue of Liberty
  14. Times Square
  15. United Nations
  16. American Museum of Natural History
  17. Guggenheim Museum
  18. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  19. Whitney Museum of American Art
  20. 5th Ave NYC
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