The Westin New York Grand Central

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212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (212) 490-8900   •  Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8108


Things to Do in New York City

Things to do | The Westin New York Grand Central

Situated on 42nd Street at 3rd Avenue in midtown Manhattan, The Westin New York Grand Central offers the ideal location near all the top things to do in New York City.

Travel just a few short blocks to renowned landmarks, including the United Nations Headquarters, the Empire State Building, Bryant Park and The New York Public Library.  

As a guest to our hotel, you’ll also enjoy exceptionally close proximity to one of NYC’s major transportation hubs and iconic landmarks, Grand Central Terminal. Explore our list of top attractions and things to do in the area.

Grand Central Terminal

Distance: 0.2 miles
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Visited everyday by tourists and locals alike, Grand Central Station is one of the most iconic sites in New York City. Enjoy 60 shops, 35 places to eat, and a full calendar of events along with the breathtaking, historical views.

Things to Do in New York City | Grand Central

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Bryant Park

Distance: 0.6 miles
41st St between 5th and 6th Ave

Talk a stroll through Bryant Park, the most popular park in midtown. In warmer weather, savor the various food stalls with an outdoor picnic. During the colder months, skate around the famous rink and shop the Christmas market.


Things to Do in New York City | Bryant Park

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Morgan Library

Distance: 0.6 miles
225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

The Morgan Library houses one of the world's foremost collections of manuscripts, rare books, music, drawings, and other works of art. This landmark celebrates creativity and the imagination, with the conviction that meaningful engagement with literature, music, history, and art enriches lives, opens minds, and deepens understanding.

Things to Do in New York City | Morgan Library

Madison Square Garden

Distance: 0.6 miles
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

With 820,000 sq. ft and 20,000 seats, Madison Square Garden holds the largest special events, sports games, and concerts in Manhattan. It is not only is it the home of NYC's favorite sport teams, but also the premier venue for the biggest names in music, comedy, and theatre. 

Things to Do in New York City | Madison Square Garden

New York Public Library

Distance: 0.6 miles
5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018

The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, commonly refered to as the the "main branch,” is as beautiful as it is functional. The Beaux-Arts landmark houses around 15 million items including medieval manuscripts, ancient Japanese scrolls, contemporary novels, children’s literature, baseball cards, and comic books.

Things to Do in New York City | New York Public Library

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Empire State Building

Distance: 0.7 miles
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the empire state building has two observatories, providing unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to NYC is complete without experiencing the top of the Empire State Building.

Things to Do in New York City | Empire State Building

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Distance: 0.9 miles
1 West 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental.

Things to Do in New York City | MoMA

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Rockefeller Center

Distance: 0.9 miles
45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111

Built in 1939, Rockefeller Center is one of New York City’s favorite attractions. The Art Deco landmark spans 22 arces and features over 100 shops and restaurants, three observation decks with skyline views, and many events and attractions such as tours of NBC studios and performances at Radio City Music Hall. Visit during the winter to see the iconic Christmas tree and ice skating rink. 

Things to Do in New York City | Rockefeller Center

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Times Square

Distance: 1 mile
Manhattan, NY 10036

Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections and neighborhoods. As the hub of the Broadway Theater District and booming entertainment industry, Times Sqaure has endless activities including museums, theatre, film, shopping, and dining. 

Things to Do in New York City | Times Square

Citi Bike

Create a cleaner environment and a healthier you during your trip to New York City. As a guest of The Westin New York Grand Central, you’ll be invited to take part in a new bicycle-rental program through the Citi Bike℠ system for short, quick trips around the city. With several stations within blocks of our hotel, Citi Bike is a great way to experience the city.

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What's Nearby

  1. Madison Square Garden
  2. Bryant Park
  3. Empire State Building
  4. Morgan Library
  5. New York Public Library
  6. Rockefeller Center
  7. Times Square
  8. MoMA
  9. Grand Central Station

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