Midtown Manhattan (often referred to simply as ‘Midtown’) is the largest central business district in the world. Located in Manhattan, New York City it is home to Times Square, Broadway and the Empire State Building, to name but a few of its iconic areas and landmarks. A visit to Midtown Manhattan and a holiday rental in a centrally-located apartment is a once in a lifetime vacation that will stay with you forever, and waking up to the New York skyline is the stuff of dreams for many people.
There is so much to see and so in Midtown Manhattan that you are spoilt for choice. Just wandering the streets and taking in the atmosphere, sights and smells could take days on end, so it can be hard to know where to start. Many organised tours are available which will take out some of the organisation, whilst the fantastic public transport system makes getting about a lot easier for you if you decide to go it alone.
A visit to the Empire State Building is a must, and its 86th floor observation deck offers outstanding views of the city. For an additional fee you can go all the way up to the 102nd floor. Alternatively you can check out the views from the Rockefeller Centre.
Times Square is an iconic world landmark, and its density of illuminated signs rivals that of Las Vegas. Attractions here include the ABC studios, many restaurants and bars including Planet Hollywood, huge shopping outlets and One Times Square – the location of the famous ball drop every New Years Eve.
Manhattan is home to 39 large theatres that are located in the theatre district that is known as Broadway. Taking in a Broadway show should be on the ‘must-do’ list of any visitor. Alternatively you could spend your money shopping at some of the high-class stores on Fifth Avenue, and picking up some items from Bloomingdales or Tiffany.
With so much to see and do in Midtown Manhattan you may struggle to find time to leave the area! Other popular areas of Manhattan include Central Park, SoHo and Wall Street – and that’s just one borough of New York.
Midtown Manhattan has a varied climate, with summer temperatures frequently in mid 20’s (C), but seeming hotter in the hustle and bustle of the city. The temperature drops markedly in winter time, with minus numbers not uncommon. Anytime is a good time to go to Midtown Manhattan, and the cold period around Christmas is one of the busiest.
New York is served by three airports – John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark (EWR) and La Guardia (LGA). Flights go from the UK at regular intervals, and is it recommended to shop around for the best deal. JFK is the nearest airport to Midtown Manhattan, but New York has one of the world’s best transport systems and getting to your holiday rental accommodation will be no problem whichever airport you fly in to.