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Midtown Manhattan, New York City

At every opportunity to visit New York City, we retrace well-worn trails from prior visits and dig deeper into exploring some new areas of Manhattan. Every visit includes time near Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral-Stained Glass Window

“In the city that never sleeps, everyone needs a place to pray”. That’s the theme statement on the St. Patrick’s Cathedral website. This cathedral is the perfect place to connect with history and center my mind on the joys of travel and exploration, regardless of the transportation challenges into the city.

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral has a tour app for educating the public about this historic building. Even with ongoing renovations, the Cathedral is a remarkable building with interesting architecture and historical significance.

A melting pot of architectural style, the structure mirrors the immigrant cultures of the region.  Outside, the construction represents German and French Gothic. Inside, the cathedral is reminiscent of similar religious buildings in England and France.

Midtown Club Quarters-Sleeping in a city that never does

Club Quarters has become our favorite Midtown Manhattan hotel. It is easy to access by subway and only steps away from Rockefeller Center. For our most recent stay, we were in a room with a small kitchenette area. The sitting room had a desk with plenty of space for computer work. There were no issues with accessing or using the internet service during our stay. The bed was soft and comfortable, like sleeping on a cloud. Read what other travelers have to say about Club Quarters at Tripadvisor.

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Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center in Midtown

Top of the Rock is a tourist destination with historical memorabilia, cultural exhibits, and a rooftop view of Manhattan from Rockefeller Center. The view identification card is a bargain at $3 to help newcomers to the city to acclimate to the famous sights within view. Simply put, it’s a card that identifies the major buildings and other sites in each view as you walk at your own pace on the roof.

After purchasing tickets, there is a route along several corridors towards the elevators. Along the path, there was a fun photo shoot experience and three short movies about the building and location.

Times Square Excitement

There is no better way to get into the rhythm of New York City’s “Big Apple” vibe than to be in the mix at Times Square. It is a fun and energizing walk from 5th Avenue to 7th Avenue. People-watching is a sport worthy of the Olympics when in the NYC Times Square territory!

John’s Pizzeria- Late night munching

New York-style pizza was on the menu at the famous John’s Pizzeria on 44th street. Have you ever eaten pizza inside a church? This restaurant has retained the beauty of the Gospel Tabernacle Church design and features the roots and history of a structure from the late 1800’s. The ceiling is very high with stained glass.

Don’t miss the upper balcony area for a different view of the lower level dining area and a close-up look at some of the historic stained glass windows and artifacts.

Midtown Club Quarters-Sleeping in a city that never does

Club Quarters has become our favorite Midtown Manhattan hotel. It is easy to access by subway and only steps away from Rockefeller Center. For our most recent stay, we were in a room with a small kitchenette area. The sitting room had a desk with plenty of space for computer work. There were no issues with accessing or using the internet service during our stay. The bed was soft and comfortable, like sleeping on a cloud. Read what other travelers have to say about Club Quarters at Tripadvisor.

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There you have it. A perfect day in Manhattan, visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the morning, moving mid-day to the Top of the Rock, exploring Times Square in the afternoon, and wrapping up at John’s Pizzeria before closing out the day at the Club Quarters-Midtown hotel.

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