Midtown Manhattan Neighborhood Guide

Midtown Manhattan Neighborhood Guide

Planning a visit to the city that never sleeps? (Tip: nobody here calls it the ‘Big Apple.’) Explore Midtown Manhattan like a pro with our guide! We’ve got everything you need right here – and where to park to get to it all.

See the Sights

Midtown Manhattan has no shortage of iconic sights to behold. Start your tour with some views – the Top of the Rock will have you feeling on top of the world with an unobstructed look at some of the classic sights the city has to offer (memorializing the opportunity for the ‘gram is highly recommended). The Empire State Building features its own observation deck, perfect for feeling right at home in the heart of NYC. Cue the ‘Empire State of Mind’ intro music. Not to be outdone, the Chrysler Building boasts its own height as the second-tallest skyscraper in the city (fifth in the world). Though it may be closer to ground-level, Times Square is a can’t miss stop on any city trip, complete with lively characters, shopping, bustling foot traffic, and dazzling lights at night. While you’re taking it all in, let us help you find the best parking in Midtown Manhattan, maximizing your time to experience the excitement at your doorstep!

Experience Arts and Entertainment

From dinner and a show to finding your new favorite art exhibit, we’ve got you covered. Take a weekend to explore Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile or choose just a few – including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’s Spy Museum (Spyscape), the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and more. If modern art is more your thing, the MoMA isn’t that far away, boasting unique exhibitions and events. As you consider your options, there’s no shortage of museums and theaters in Midtown for a uniquely New York experience.

On the entertainment front, visit your favorite (wax) celebs in Madame Tussauds – no bodyguards, no problem. When you’re looking for something a bit more lively catch a Broadway show (but no promises on ‘Hamilton’ tickets) at one of Midtown’s renowned theatres or a concert at one of its many venues. With Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, the Gramercy Theater, Radio City Music Hall, Terminal 5, and much more, there’s something for everyone’s music tastes. Let us help you find parking in Midtown—we’ll leave the rest up to you!

Take in the Great Outdoors

Don’t let the nickname ‘concrete jungle’ fool you – there’s plenty of places for a breath of fresh air and slice of nature. Lounge around on Central Park’s Great Lawn or take in the sights of wildlife and sounds of tranquility at the Pond in Central Park. Staying more central to Midtown? Embark on a stroll through Bryant Park and soak up the in-park entertainment with a cup of coffee in hand. Throughout the holiday season, you can enjoy shopping from quaint boutique stalls and artisan markets set up in the park. No
matter the time of year, escape the bustling NYC streets with a piece of greenery in Midtown for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. First find parking with us, then get on your feet—experience the best way to enjoy Midtown Manhattan’s outdoor spaces!


Check off all these boxes on your ‘must-do’ list and you’ll leave NYC knowing it like the back of your hand. Let the experts at Parking.com help you find parking in New York City, leaving the rest up to you to enjoy!