Hotel at a Glance: Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue
Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue presides over the intersection of 35th Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, home to some of the world’s premier boutiques and luxury shops. Just one block away, guests can gaze up at the Empire State Building, the second-tallest building in New York after the new One World Trade Center.
- Sky high: One of this Getaway’s options includes Empire State Building tickets for two.
- Walk to Times Square in 12 minutes.
- In-room amenities: Guest rooms come with LCD flat-screen TVs, italian-marble bathrooms, Philosophy bath products, and free WiFi.
- Start the day right with a coffee from Starbucks, accessible through the lobby.
Manhattan’s Midtown East: Iconic Sights and Shops Along Fifth Avenue
Midtown East refers to a 17-block stretch of central Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and the East River. The area is known for some of New York’s most famous landmarks, including Rockefeller Center—home to the iconic outdoor ice-skating rink, the Today show, and Saturday Night Live. The area is also home Grand Central Terminal, the world’s sixth-most-visited tourist attraction, according to Travel + Leisure. Though in recent years Grand Central has filled with upscale restaurants and shops, it still serves as a major transportation hub with subway lines, Metro trains, and ziplines heading all over the city.
A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a world-renowned shopping experience: the street is filled with luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the original Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. For a little tranquility in the middle of the city, follow Fifth up to the southeast corner of Central Park. Just a few feet off the street is the Pond, which is spanned by a stone bridge. A little farther north, you’ll find the Central Park Zoo.
Another New York landmark towers over Madison Avenue, opposite Rockefeller Center and its 24-foot-tall Atlas statue out front. The late 19th-century neo-Gothic St. Patrick’s Cathedral occupies an entire city block and holds Mass more than 2,400 times every year.