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New York Madison Square Garden Area
Are you a sports fan? Then you’re probably looking forward to visiting Madison Square Garden during your vacation in the Big Apple. This is a large indoor arena in Midtown Manhattan, located on 7th Avenue between 31 and 33 street. This venue, also known as ‘The Garden’, hosts around 350 events yearly. Madison Square Garden is home to the NBA team – New York Nicks, the NHL team – New York Rangers and the World Wrestling entertainment competition.
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You’ve seen Madison Square Garden, maybe you even took the tour, and now you’re wondering what else can you do in this part of Manhattan? Well, you are in Madison Square Garden area, Midtown Manhattan, in other words: you’re options are pretty much limitless and there’s a long list of must-visit places for you to choose from, many of them in walking distance.
Get to know Madison Square Garden area in New York
Feel like shopping? To the east of Madison Square Garden arena is the famous Macy’s Department Store at Herald Square. At this huge store you can literally shop until you drop. If you are in New York during Christmas and you brought the kids along, then take them to meet Santa at Macy’s! Whatever time of year it is, you will certainly enjoy the unique shopping experience Macy’s offers.
In the mood for more sightseeing? The iconic Empire State Building is located in this area as well. Take the elevator to the sky scraper’s observatory (which is located on the 86th floor) and enjoy the panoramic city views of Manhattan’s most famous buildings, or check out the exciting Skyride, which is on the second floor. Free entry to this New York City attraction is only granted if you own a New York Pass. It’s best to plan your visit to the Empire State Building in advance, as waiting lines can be very long (2 hours is no exception)!
Another landmark close to Madison Square Garden is the Flatiron Building. The Flatiron Building is one of the most stand-out skyscrapers in the city. This office building with its unique and very recognizable shape is definitely worth seeing with your very own eyes, even if you have to make a little detour for it! Learn more about this building by watching our special video guides.
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