THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK, CENTRAL PARK

50 Central Park South, New York, New York 10019 USA
Phone:  +1 (212) 308-9100   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions



Let New York City capture your heart for a lifetime of memories.

Explore the sights and sounds of Manhattan when you stay at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Let us map out a day of culture and couture for you on nearby Fifth Avenue, introduce you to the best restaurants that surround the hotels in New York City near Rockefeller Center, and even acquaint your child to Central Park’s popular equine residents. Our luxury hotel is located near Carnegie Hall, Broadway theaters in Times Square, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and many other Midtown Manhattan landmarks. Return after a day of exploring to our tranquil retreat on Central Park, the perfect encore to your night on the town.


Attractions

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Rockefeller Center
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Nine blocks from the hotel
Home to NBC, Radio City Music Hall, Christie’s Auction House and the world-famous Rockefeller Plaza skating rink. Take a tour of the NBC studios, visit the Top of The Rock Observation Deck or peruse the shops in the Plaza or underground concourse.
Broadway & Theater District
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Thirteen blocks from the hotel
A thin strip of Manhattan where approximately 36 theaters host Broadway stage productions nightly.
Times Square
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Seventeen blocks from the hotel
Times Square, the most bustling square of New York is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and supersigns. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps.
The Empire State Building
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One and one-half miles from the hotel
(212) 736-3100
One of the city's favorite landmarks and New York’s signature high-rise.  Ascend the legendary observation deck for stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and a classic New York experience.

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American Museum of Natural History
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1 1/4 miles from the hotel
(212) 769-5100

The Natural History Museum is one of the most famous tourist attractions in New York City.  With four floors of gallery space, the building is spread over an area of several city blocks. Inside there are 42 permanent and temporary exhibits, covering everything in creation from the beginning of time to the present, and every discipline of human science.

The new Rose Center for Earth and Space exhibits a history of the Universe from the Big Bang until now, narrated by Jodi Foster, featuring models of various stellar bodies to emphasize the relative sizes of objects in the Universe, an ecosystem contained inside a glass ball and an assortment of other space related displays.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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One mile from the hotel
(212) 535-7710
Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.  "The Met" also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art.  The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world.  A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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1 1/2 miles from the hotel
(212) 875-5000
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a complex of buildings in New York City which serves as home for 12 arts organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  Truly something for every cultural endeavor!
Carnegie Hall
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Four blocks away from the hotel
Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous venues in the United States for classical and popular music, renowned for its beauty, history and acoustics.  Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming and development departments and presents about 100 performances each season; it is also rented out to performing groups.
Guggenheim Museum
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3 miles from the hotel
212-423-3500
This popular landmark was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and boasts a world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary art, including masterpieces by Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, and van Gogh.
Museum of Modern Art
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Six blocks from the hotel
(212) 708-9400
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art (known as the "MoMA") is dedicated to being the foremost modern art collection in the world.

The Museum of Modern Art preserves and documents a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art, by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance.

Parks

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Central Park
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Across Central Park South from the hotel
The city’s famed 843-acre park features a carousel, a wildlife center, outdoor theaters, monuments and extensive pedestrian walking and jogging paths.  A haven in any season, Central Park is ideal for reveling in nature's beauty hidden within the Manhattan landscape.

Recreation

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Chelsea Piers
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23rd Street & Hudson River Park
212-336-6800
A 30-acre sports village featuring golf driving range, roller and ice rinks, skate park, bowling center, batting cages and gymnastic facility, as well as rock climbing, soccer, and basketball.  For those who prefer to partake in less strenuous challenges, there are a number of restaurants, dining cruises, and sports shops to sample.
Central Park
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Across Central Park South from the hotel

The city’s famed 843-acre park features a carousel, a wildlife center, outdoor theaters, monuments and extensive pedestrian walking and jogging paths. A haven in any season, Central Park is ideal for reveling in nature's beauty hidden within the Manhattan landscape.

Offering both hilly and flat terrain and a combination of surfaces, Central Park is a runner's paradise. The site of the New York Marathon's final 3.2 miles, Central Park offers many scenic distractions while providing a challenge to all levels of runners.

Shopping

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Madison Avenue
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Two to 10 blocks+ from the hotel
Upper Madison Avenue (42nd-96th) has been famous for more than a century as the world's premier shopping district for the finest food, opulent merchandise, and luxury services available anywhere. Tended with pride by the local merchants, the Avenue, as they like to call it, contains four unique shopping areas: Madison Midtown (42nd-59th), the Historic District (59th-72nd), and the Museum District (72nd-86th).

Madison Avenue website

Fifth Avenue
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One to 10 blocks+ from the hotel
Located between 34th Street and 59th Street, Fifth Avenue is one of the premier shopping streets in the world, on par with Oxford Street in London, the Champs-Élysées in Paris and Via Montenapoleone in Milan. Fifth Avenue is home to famous department stores and designer boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier, and Tiffany & Co.

Fifth Avenue website