Is Midtown East one of the most exciting areas of New York City? You be the judge—but first, you'll need to visit super-energized Grand Central Station, gape at the astonishing view from the top of the Empire State Building, and lose your big city inhibitions in the pastoral splendor of Central Park. It's all within walking distance, thanks to the many hotels close to Midtown East.
If you want to experience the heart of New York City, visit Times Square first. You'll feel like you're at the center of the universe as you take in the abundance of stores, street vendors, neon signs and fellow tourists. Be sure to stick around to have dinner in Times Square, where you'll find everything from charming, family-owned eateries serving chicken pot pie to elegant dining rooms that boast world-class chefs and perfectly aged T-bone steaks. If you plan to visit a tried-and-true icon (of course you are), take the family over to the Empire State Building, where you can marvel at the view and dream of the many romances, factual or fictional, that began here. After that, it's an easy walk to Central Park, where you can people-watch and play with squirrels (and local dogs) to your heart's content. All that activity might tire your out, but you can rest easy with hotels near Midtown East, part of your great vacation package in New York City.
From the glories of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings to the fascinating frenzy of Times Square, Midtown East is truly the heart of New York City. Before you plan your trip, check out the Travelocity Price Guarantee. Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference so you can get a great deal on a flight to New York City and hotels in Midtown East. After you experience this area to its fullest, take time to wander through the greatness that is New York City, New York.