New York Landmarks

Everything You Must See

New York City abounds with places to see and things to do, and we aspire to help every guest make their visit to the city unique to their special interests. However, certain things are must-visits. Notable for a reason, these New York City landmarks are favorites of locals and visitors alike, annually accommodating hundreds of thousands of guests.

Please let us know if we can assist you visit the following New York Landmarks Near LUMA Hotel Times Square:    

Times Square

Among the most recognized, and most visited, places in the world, Times Square is an iconic New York City destination. In a city known for bright lights, none shine brighter than those of this renowned neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan. Home to Broadway’s most popular shows, famous venues like Caroline’s, an array of terrific shopping destinations and a diverse selection of fantastic restaurants, Times Square is a world unto itself and a must-visit destination for any visitor to New York City.

Bryant Park

With a rich history dating back to its initial designation as public property in 1686, Bryant Park is one of Manhattan’s most beloved destinations. Located next to the famed New York Public Library, Bryant Park offers a serene oasis in the heart of Midtown. Buzzing with people throughout the day, it is home to a variety of food stands and activities like the carousel and outdoor ping-pong tables during the warm months. In the winter, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland.

Broadway Theatre District

Commonly known as 'Broadway', the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres located in the Theater District & Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, are widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.  According to The Broadway League, In the 015–2016 season, the total attendance was of Broadway shows was over 13 millions people! The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Be sure to schedule a show into your New York sightseeing schedule! 

The Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art is one of the world’s preeminent art museums. With a vast and evolving collection of nearly 200,000 works by over 10,000 artists, including some of the world’s most renowned artists such as Edgar Degas and Jackson Pollack, MoMA is a beloved destination for both New York City locals and visitors from all over the world. MoMA also hosts celebrated film series and performance programs.

Fifth Avenue Shopping

World-famous shopping awaits along renowned Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. With retailers that range from casual and beloved brands to upscale, designer boutiques and everything in between, there is truly something for everyone. Fifth Avenue is also filled with restaurants and attractions like the African Art Museum, Bouchon Baker, L&W Oyster Co. and more.

Central Park

Another of New York City’s most iconic destinations, Central Park has been welcoming admirers from far and wide since its completion by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1857. Spanning 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is home to landmarks including the Central Park Zoo, Sheep Meadow, Fort Clinton, Delacorte Theater, carousel, and more. From lounging with a book on a warm afternoon and stunning strolls through a veritable winter wonderland to Shakespeare in the Park and outdoor concerts, Central Park is a hub of natural beauty and outstanding activity all year round.

Empire State Building

Completed in 1931, the 1,454-foot, 102-story Empire State Building is one of the world’s most recognized buildings. The art-deco masterpiece surpassed New York’s Chrysler Building as the tallest building in the world in 1931 and held that designation until 1970. A beacon for the whole city, the Empire State Building provides stunning views from its observation decks and lights up in an array of color scheme’s nightly, acknowledging various city, state, national, and global events and occasions.

Rockefeller Center

A complex of 19 bugs covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in Manhattan, Rockefeller Center was commissioned by the Rockefeller family in 1930. A National Historic Landmark and common feature in television and film, Rockefeller Center offers stunning city views at Top of the Rock, houses several famed artworks, and is home to an array of shopping and dining venues.

Grand Central Station

Built in 1903, Grand Central Station is commuter railroad terminal in Manhattan covering 48 acres and equipped with 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. A Beaux-Arts architectural icon and famed New York City destination, Grand Central Station today stands as not only a vital hub of transportation for New Yorkers, but as destination for shopping, dining and sightseeing. With a full market, boutique stores and famed restaurants and bars, Grand Central Station buzzes with modern commuters and a classic New York City atmosphere.

The High Line

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. A visit to the High Line is an excellent way to take in the city from a unique vantage point while taking in some amazing urban gardens.

One World Trade Center Observatory and 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a tribute of remembrance and honor. Occupying eight of the 16 acres at the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum are tributes to the past and a place of hope for the future.

Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on levels 100-102 of the 1,776 ft One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters.