As you stroll through the vibrant streets of New York City, your senses will be captivated by the urban oasis nestled within a concrete jungle, the iconic statue that stands tall in New York Harbor and the breathtaking Art Deco skyscraper that offers unparalleled bird's-eye views. With so many attractions to explore, your head will be on a constant swivel. Whether you seek entertainment, art, history or nature, New York City is the place to be. And with Margaritaville Resort Times Square situated in the heart of Manhattan, you can stay close to all of the must-see sights and landmarks.
Arguably one of the most iconic tourist hotspots on the planet, Times Square has earned its moniker as "The Center of the Universe." No visit to New York City is complete without experiencing the electric energy of this bustling commercial and entertainment hub located at the junction of Broadway, 7th Avenue and 42nd Street. The bowtie-shaped plaza is a spectacle of brilliant lights, featuring hundreds of digital billboards, spotlights and advertisements, along with countless 24/7 businesses.
Rockefeller Center and Radio City
Just a 15-minute walk from Margaritaville Resort Times Square you'll find Rockefeller Center. Throughout the year, visitors can indulge in shopping and dining at the vast complex of 19 commercial buildings, split by a grand sunken square and a private street known as Rockefeller Plaza. No visit to Rockefeller Center is complete without taking in a concert or show at the historic Radio City Music Hall, often referred to as the "Showplace of the Nation."
Madame Tussauds New York
Located in the heart of Times Square, right around the corner from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, find Madame Tussauds, known as “The World's Greatest Wax Museum." Founded by wax sculptor, Marie Tussaud, explore five floors of A-list celebrity fun and wax figure doppelgangers or feel the power of your favorite MARVEL SuperHero in Madame Tussauds’ thrilling 4D cinema experience.
Less than a 15-minute walk from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, FAO Schwarz is equal parts shopping experience and interactive fun. Dance on piano keys, salute toy soldiers who double as shop employees, or cuddle up with larger-than-life stuffed animals. FAO is a can’t-miss stop the entire family will enjoy. You can find the world-renowned toy store a 15-minute walk away from Margaritaville Resort Times Square—just follow the sound of laughter!
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, just a 15-minute walk from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, boasts a rich history and unique design dating back to 1930. Its name is derived from the state's nickname, "Empire State," and at 1,454 feet tall (including its antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the completion of the first tower of the World Trade Center in 1970. With its iconic Art Deco architecture and thrilling observation decks, the Empire State Building continues to captivate visitors from around the globe.
Grand Central Terminal
Experience more than just a place to catch a train or bus when you step into this iconic transportation hub, which draws visitors from around the world. Located just a 12-minute walk from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, Grand Central Terminal boasts a stunning array of sights, history, architecture, dining, shopping and people-watching all under one magnificent roof. Notably, the station is the largest in the world by number of platforms, with an impressive 44 spanning two levels.
The High Line
Just a 13-minutes Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, The High Line was once a New York Central Railroad on the West Side of Manhattan and is now an elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail for visitors to stroll and take in the sights from an interesting perspective. The abandoned spur has been redesigned as a "living system" utilizing impressive landscape architecture, urban design and ecology. The High Line was inspired by the Coulée verte (tree-lined walkway), a similar project in Paris.
Located in the Hudson River, just a short 20-minute Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, Little Island is a stunning park built on an artificial platform and adorned with beautiful gardens, winding paths, and stunning views of the city skyline. With its vibrant performance spaces, curated art installations and variety of food options, Little Island provides a vibrant cultural hub where visitors can immerse themselves in the creative energy of the city and escape the hustle and bustle.
Top of the RockAt the highest levels of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, just a 15-minute walk from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, you’ll discover the three awe-inspiring floors comprising the Top of the Rock. Take in panoramic views of the city from 70 stories high—from Central Park to the Empire State Building and beyond.
One World ObservatorySituated 20 minutes away from Margaritaville Resort Times Square by Subway, on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of the iconic One World Trade Center skyscraper, visitors can enjoy unparalleled views of the city's skyline, including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, at the One World Observatory. The experience includes interactive exhibits that provide a rich history of the building's construction and the resilient spirit of New York City.
One Vanderbilt Observation DeckLocated at the heart of Midtown Manhattan on the 57th floor of the new One Vanderbilt building, the One Vanderbilt Observation Deck allows visitors to enjoy unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and other iconic landmarks. The deck also features a bar and dining options, making it a great spot to relax and take in the sights of the city.
The Edge Observation DeckLocated an 8-minute walk from Margaritaville Resort Times Square and on the 100th floor of Hudson Yards' tallest building, The Edge Observation Deck is an outdoor observation deck that extends 80 feet from the building's façade, offering breathtaking views of the city's skyline and the Hudson River.
The Statue of Liberty
Known as a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States, the Statue of Liberty is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Dedicated to the U.S. in 1886, and designated as a National Monument in 1924, visitors can head to Liberty Island to climb up to the crown, check out the balcony access of the pedestal or visit the Statue of Liberty Museum to learn all about this torch-holding American icon.
From Margaritaville Resort Times Square, it’s a 23-minute Subway ride to Battery Park where you can board the ferry that will take you to Liberty Island.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral is a breathtaking Roman Catholic cathedral church known for its majestic bronze doors, splendid high altar, and opulent Neo-Gothic architecture featuring countless stained glass windows. Steeped in history, it serves as the eternal resting place of some of New York's most esteemed humanitarians and clergymen. Every year, over 5 million visitors of diverse backgrounds and beliefs flock to this iconic cathedral to experience its grandeur and spiritual significance. The cathedral is a 10-minute Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square.
Serving as the final resting place for several notable figures, including Alexander Hamilton, Trinity Churchyard, founded in 1697, is a historic and peaceful oasis in Lower Manhattan—just 20 minutes away from Margaritaville Resort Times Square by Subway. Visitors can stroll through the cemetery and admire the stunning architecture of Trinity Church and several monuments and memorials, including the 9/11 Memorial Chapel.
A cool one-mile walking distance from Margaritaville Resort Times Square (or a 10-minute Subway ride), venture to New York City’s iconic 843-acre park—full of public tours, family activities, great people-watching, attractions and recreation. Located between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan, Central Park may only be the 5th largest park in the city, but it is the most visited urban park in the United States, with millions of visitors stepping foot inside annually. Central Park also remains the most filmed location in the world.
New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx Park's New York Botanical Garden is a 30-minute Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square and spans a vast 250-acre site with over one million living plants, a stunning conservatory, a greenhouse housing a variety of habitats and a library with one of the largest collections of botany-related texts in the world. Whether you're a seasoned botanist or simply a lover of flowers and plants, this destination promises to be a feast for the senses.
Located in the heart of Manhattan and just a block from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, Bryant Park features 9.6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, walking paths and seating areas where visitors can relax and enjoy the surroundings. The park also offers a variety of activities and amenities for visitors of all ages and showcases a variety of events throughout the year, including outdoor movie screenings, concerts and an annual winter village with an ice skating rink.
With 585 acres, Prospect Park is one of the largest and most beautiful green spaces in the city. The park boasts stunning landscapes, including vast meadows, rolling hills and serene lakes. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll, jog or bike along the miles of paved paths and trails or enjoy a picnic on the sprawling lawns. In addition to its natural beauty, Prospect Park is also home to several cultural attractions, such as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum and the Prospect Park Zoo. Prospect Park is just a 30-minute Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square.
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