Areas to Explore
Located in the heart of the Theatre District, this one-block stretch of 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues is jam-packed with distinctive restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. From Barbetta's old-world Italian to Joe Allen's classic American fare, you will find whatever you're looking for in this only-in-NYC cluster of fine dining, perfect for a pre-theatre prix fixe or a leisurely late-evening meal.
With its heart at the intersection of Seventh Ave., Broadway and W. 42nd St., this section of Manhattan, between W. 41st and W. 53rd sts. and Sixth and Eighth aves., is a bustling mecca of bright lights and historic theaters. The Times Square Alliance offers travel information, tours, MetroCards and more. Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The visitors center is located at
The Theater District is the teeming heart of Midtown West. In the pedestrian plazas of Times Square, costumed characters beckon to energetic crowds under the pulsing lights of towering digital billboards. Locals and tourists gather on the giant red staircase above the TKTS booth, which sells tickets to Broadway shows running at the area’s historic theaters. On busy 42nd Street, chain stores and restaurants abound.
This neighborhood, where the socially prominent reside, extends from E. 59th to E. 96th sts. and from the East River to Fifth Ave. The stretch of Fifth Ave. along Central Park is called Museum Mile, as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Musuem of Art and others line the thoroughfare.