Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118-0100
303 reviews

Skip it. It's not worth your money. I only went because my boyfriend really wanted to see it. There's cheaper and much better ways of getting a view of the city from above. I hear Rockafeller Center is free (?). Anyway, if you HAVE to do the empire state building, look up for the days/times when they open it up ...

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    0.06 mi

    5th Avenue

    0.06 mi from Empire State Building
    39 reviews

    Besides Broadway the most popular street in NYC. All of the luxury shops are located on 5th avenue

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    0.21 mi from Empire State Building
    77 reviews

    If you're visiting New York City, Macy's Department Store should be one of your top destinations. It is simply one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and shopping there could be an all day affair.

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    0.22 mi

    Morgan Library & Museum

    0.22 mi from Empire State Building
    18 reviews

    I love books and libraries, but the Morgan Library was even better than I anticipated. The rooms are decorated in the most ornate style, books fill each room and it almost feels magical. This is a great place to visit for any bibliophile!

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    0.14 mi

    Toys R Us & Babies R Us Express

    0.14 mi from Empire State Building
    26 reviews

    Huge Toys R Us Store at Times Square. Even if you won't buy anything it's worth going inside just to look around. You'll feel like a child again :)

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    0.25 mi

    Shakespeare in the Park

    0.25 mi from Empire State Building
    6 reviews

    If you'll be in NYC during June or July, check out this popular Shakespearean event. Free to the public, it is held in Central Park's open air Delacorte Theater at 8pm most nights of the week. Tickets are for assigned seats and are available starting at 1pm (same day tickets only). However, to guarentee you'll actually get a ticket, arrive ...

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    0.06 mi from Empire State Building
    6 reviews

    New York is so great they had to name it twice. And several reasons for its greatness is its diverse and impressive architecture as well as its explosion of culture. Koreatown is tucked between Chelsea, the Fashion District and Gramercy. Besides its numerous Korean restaurants and specialty shops, there is a heavy presence of wholesalers. Some of these wholesale shops ...

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    0.1 mi

    Herald Square

    0.1 mi from Empire State Building
    20 reviews

    Located between 6th and broadway streets on 34th, there's Herald Square! This square is mainly known for its shopping malls, Manhattan Mall and Macy's Department store. It's lively and fun with lots of tourists and locals shopping and hanging around!

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    0.24 mi

    Gotham Hall

    0.24 mi from Empire State Building
    3 reviews

    The ultimate venue epitomizing Manhattan glamour. Gotham encapsulated in spectacular luxurious decor and breathtaking details. See you at Gotham Hall for Gogobot's New Years party! We will be bringing in 2013 in the classiest and sultriest way possible with a premium open bar and lingerie fashion show!

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    0.21 mi

    New York Open Center

    0.21 mi from Empire State Building
    2 reviews

    Great wellness oriented programs and courses. A peaceful and inviting place in the middle of a hectic city. Recommended for anyone seeking instruction on a variety of topics.

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    On Location Tours Inc.

    0.19 mi from Empire State Building
    1 review

    Sex and the City fans, have you seen the SATC hotspots the proper way? Join the fun guides of On Location Tours, that will take Carrie wannabes and her friends on a 3h and a half tour around the city. Stop at a sex shop, shop in West Village just like Carrie does, eat a Magnolia Bakery cupcake, have some ...

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    0.79 mi

    Rockefeller Center

    0.79 mi from Empire State Building
    213 reviews

    Love this place, it offers so much, including Top of the Rock, the Ice Skating Rink etc.

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    0.58 mi

    Times Square

    0.58 mi from Empire State Building
    535 reviews

    This place is the heart of New York. It's absolutely amazing with all of the lights and stuff. And you just feel that the puls of the City is here. Of course, there will always be a lot of people, espescially in the summer and around christmas. But it's always worth going there :)

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    0.99 mi

    High Line Park

    0.99 mi from Empire State Building
    167 reviews

    What would happen if you took an old, abandoned railway and turned it into an urban park? The High Line is the answer to this question. It's amazing to see what has become of an abandoned railway on the verge of being demolished. The park starts from the Meatpacking District on Gansevoort Street and goes up to 34th Street. The ...

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    0.42 mi from Empire State Building
    71 reviews

    I think everyone who visits NYC should go to a Broadway show at least once. It is such an integral part of NYC's rich cultural and artistic history. You have the chance to see world class performances of some of the hottest shows. It's always entertaining! You can even find plenty that are kid friendly, if you want to bring ...

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    0.38 mi

    New York Public Library

    0.38 mi from Empire State Building
    77 reviews

    I cannot express my love for this place enough. I love libraries, especially ones with beautiful architecture and a rich history. This was one of the highlights of my first trip to New York. I came during the anniversary last year and they had an exhibit on the history of the library and some of their collection on display.

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    0.99 mi

    MoMA—Museum of Modern Art

    0.99 mi from Empire State Building
    144 reviews

    Essentially the best art museum I have ever been to. Granted I have not been to the Louvre yet but the MoMA is world class. With an incredible permanent collection and always great new works. Featuring pieces by some of the world most famous artists the MoMA is awe inspiring for any audience.

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    0.39 mi

    Bryant Park

    0.39 mi from Empire State Building
    89 reviews

    I came during Thanksgiving and it was already snowy and picturesque. The ice rink was open and I loved going through the small stalls selling goods and food. Got something to eat and people watched for a little bit.

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    0.81 mi

    Top of the Rock

    0.81 mi from Empire State Building
    136 reviews

    A great way to see Central Park, and other iconic Manhatten sites. Go to the very top of the Rockefeller Center, on 50th Street, between 5th and 6th avenues.

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    St. Patrick's Cathedral

    0.86 mi from Empire State Building
    88 reviews

    Currently undergoing renovations and restorations but still breathtaking.

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    0.86 mi

    Radio City Music Hall

    0.86 mi from Empire State Building
    59 reviews

    This is the largest indoor theatre in the world. Since it's opening in 1932, Radio City has maintained a state of the art facility. The Stage Door Tour provides a fascinating look behind the scenes and should not be missed. Although concerts and major events are held here throughout the year, I strongly recommend the Christmas Spectacular (with live animals, ...

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