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New York Marriott East Side

525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street · New York, New York 10017 USA

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New York Marriott East Side makes it easy for you to explore many of Midtown Manhattan's most famous attractions. Whether you're experiencing the excitement of a Broadway show in Times Square, exploring Central Park or ice skating at Rockefeller Center, you'll find our hotel perfectly placed for your NYC adventure.


Best Hotels in NYC for Families

New York Marriott East Side is your destination for a memorable New York City family vacation. With friendly service and an incredible location in the heart of the city, your family can explore all of the grandeur of Midtown Manhattan. Visit local attractions including the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station and more. After an action-packed day, spread out in one of our 655 immaculately appointed guest rooms and connecting suites.

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Family Museums

Create lasting memories and learn along with your kids at some of New York City's most famed museums.

Children's Museum of Manhattan
Location: 212 W 83rd St.
This museum boasts five floors of literature, science, media, art exhibits and programs. Children of all ages will enjoy the variety of exciting activities at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

American Museum of Natural History
Location: Central Park West at 79th St.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.

Discovery Times Square
Location: 226 W. 44th St.
Featuring the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and BODY WORLDS: PULSE, this destination offers discovery through unique and immersive exhibits.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Location: Pier 86 W. 46th St. and 12th Ave.
At this museum, see up close a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the world's fastest jets and a Cold War-era submarine, among other sea, air and space innovations.

Family Shopping

No family trip to NYC is complete without a stop at these world-famous stores.

American Girl Place
Location: 609 5th Ave
Located in the heart of Manhattan, the American Girl Place is an unforgettable experience for any child. From classic dolls to the American Girl of the Year, this store also features specialty shops and private dining.

LEGO Store
: 620 5th Ave. at 50th St.
The LEGO Store raises the bar in kid-chic design, innovative displays, in-store family events and consumer-friendly play areas that deliver an engaging, entertaining and fun experience for families.

Disney Store
Location: 1540 Broadway in Times Square
This location in the heart of Times Square offers the latest in official Disney merchandise and collectibles and features everyone's favorite characters. Be sure to check out their calendar for in-store events throughout the year.

Dylan's Candy Bar
: 1011 3rd Ave.
Dylan's is a boutique candy shop in Midtown Manhattan that transports guests to a modern-day version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

NYC Landmarks

Explore these must-see New York City landmarks on your next Midtown NYC family vacation.

Top of the Rock
Location: 212 W 83rd St.
Located at the historic Rockefeller Center, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers breathtaking views of New York. You won't find a panoramic of NYC like this from anywhere else.

Grand Central Station
Location: East 42nd St. to 45th St. between Madison and Lexington Ave.
Explore this historic landmark by taking a guided walking tour, or visit the New York Transit Museum on site.

Empire State Building
Location: 350 5th Ave. (5th Ave./34th St.)
The Empire State Building Observatory offers stunning panoramic NYC views of up to 80 miles in every direction.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Location:  Ferry Service from Battery Park
No visit to the New York City area is complete without a trip the world's most famous landmarks - the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Reserve tickets in advance for a short boat ride to explore the island with the whole family.

Central Park
Location: 59th St. to 110th St.
Explore some of the city's best playgrounds and family attractions including the Alice in Wonderland statue, Toy Boat Pond and historic Central Park Carousel. Activities within Central Park include bike riding, boat rowing, the Central Park Zoo, picnicking on the Great Lawn and seasonal ice skating at Wollman Rink.

Family Events & Entertainment

When planning your family vacation to New York City, keep in mind these exciting family-friendly events.

American Girl® Place Exciting Events and Experiences
Location: 75 Rockefeller Plaza
Make your child's dream come true with a visit to the American Girl® Place in Rockefeller Plaza. Visit us for exciting events and experiences happening throughout the year.

Radio City Music Hall Calendar of Events
Location: 1260 Avenue of the Americas
Hosting a variety of events, including the New York Spring Spectacular and Christmas Spectacular starring the famous Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall offers shows that the entire family can enjoy. Book a special behind-the-scenes tour for a sneak peek behind the curtain.

Fourth of July Fireworks
Location: Various Locations (July)
Celebrate America's independence with the nation's most dazzling pyrotechnics display. Fireworks light up the NYC skyline and can be viewed from any number of prime waterfront viewing locations around the city.

Thanksgiving Day Parade
Location: Along 5th Ave. (November)
Start the holiday season in New York City with the famous Thanksgiving Day Parade, a memorable event for visitors of all ages.

Rockefeller Tree Lighting
Location: Rockefeller Center (December)
Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event, and hundreds of millions will watch it live across the globe. The tree remains lit through January.

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