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Things to do in Midtown West

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Midtown West. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Midtown West attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Midtown West to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Midtown West.

  • Annex Hells Kitchen Flea Market

    The Annex Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market was founded by entrepreneur Alan Boss in 2003. The market is a merger of Chelsea’s popular Annex Antiques Flea... More
  • Ardesia

    From Mandy Oser, of Le Bernardin, comes this trendy wine and food bar serving mineral-driven wines and a menu of innovative small plates. The candl... More
  • Bergdorf Goodman

    Housed in a former Vanderbilt mansion, Bergdorf's is the grande dame of exclusive New York department stores, with nine floors of sheer extravaganc... More
  • Bouchon Bakery, New York

    Owned by chef Thomas Keller, this particular location of the Bouchon Bakery is situated on the third floor of the Time Warner Center across the str... More
  • Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

    Manhattan’s Antiques Garage, adored by legions of New York collectors, was slated for demolition but has been saved from the wrecking ball—at least... More
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center

    The standout success within the controversial Time Warner Center Mall is the slick Jazz at Lincoln Center venue, largely thanks to artistic directo... More
  • Madame Tussauds, New York

    It’s kitschy. It’s fun. And it’s probably the only way you’re ever going to get your photograph taken with Morgan Freeman or Justin Bieber. A Times... More
  • Manhattan Plaza Health Club

    Situated in midtown Manhattan, this 35,000-square-foot health club is home to one of the city’s finest pools. Although the facility is best known f... More
  • Museum of Arts and Design

    Occupying a trapezoidal island diagonally across from Central Park, the 12-story, white-marble building by Edward Durrell Stone stood for close to ... More
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York

    The hullabaloo over MoMA's $600 million makeover in 2005 (and $20 admission fee) has overshadowed how impressive its collection truly is. This smar... More
  • New York City Ballet

    Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the New York City Ballet is the largest dance organization in the country with roughly 90 dancer... More
  • New York City Center

    Originally built in 1923 as a meeting hall for the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, this neo-Moorish facility, perhaps best known ... More
  • Time Warner Center

    Within its 2.8 million square feet, the Time Warner Center offers luxury living, entertainment, fine dining, shopping, a hotel, and business space.... More
  • Times Square

    Jam-packed with both tourists and neon, this famous area may be the city's most frenetic and chain-store heavy, but it's also becoming a worthwhile... More

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