1. New York Public Library

9.5
476 5th Ave (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), New York, NY
Library · Midtown East · 494 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Read our friend Dottie Parkerʼs words in “Dorothy Parker” located in the Main Reading Room-JFC 05-8, but it is a library so donʼt get caught bursting out in laughter at her famous wisecracks.

2. NYC Diamond District

7.2
44 W 47th st (5th ave), New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Midtown East · 23 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: This is where 90% of diamonds entering the country begin their journey. Some end up nearby in a Martini served on the worldʼs hardest $10,000 rocks for added charm at The Algonquin.

3. Broadway Theatre

9.2
1681 Broadway (at W 53rd St), New York, NY
Theater · Theater District · 52 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Go see our friends Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes and Tony Goldwin perform in Promises, Promises at the Broadway Theatre.

4. Chrysler Building

9.2
405 Lexington Ave (at E 42nd St), New York, NY
Building · Turtle Bay · 83 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Thanks to a last minute decision to add a needle-thin spire through the crown of the building, Chrysler was championed the “Worldʼs Tallest Building” for eleven months in the 1930 “Race of The Sky”.

5. Grand Central Terminal

9.3
87 E 42nd St (btwn Vanderbilt & Park Ave), New York, NY
Train Station · Midtown East · 1252 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Be one of the 750,000 people passing through Grand Central Terminal daily.

6. Merchants’ Gate

7.1
Columbus Cir (at Central Park), New York, NY
Park · Central Park · 16 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Find a quiet bench at the Shakespeare Garden, the only rock garden in the park, and dig into that book youʼve been wanting to read.

7. Dorothy Parker's House

310 W 80th St (Riverside Drive), New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Upper West Side · 5 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: “Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you!” Dottie Parkerʼs sharp tongued wit was overheard daily at the Algonquin Round Table.

8. Rockefeller Center

9.4
Rockefeller Plaza (btwn 50th & 51st St), New York, NY
Plaza · Rockefeller Center · 717 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Go to Midtown at 7am to see The Today Show being taped or get there early, claim your space in the southeast corner behind the anchorʼs desk, and get taped to be on live TV yourself.

9. Whitney Museum of American Art

9.4
99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Meatpacking District · 282 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: The Whitneyʼs relocation to Gansevoort St. is to accommodate an increase in its collection of over four decades from 2,000 to 16,000 works and to allow more room for their 577,000 visitors per year.

10. TKTS

8.2
Broadway (btwn 46th & 47th St.), New York, NY
General Entertainment · Theater District · 130 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Be smart, bring a friend since lines are long and you can only purchase a maximum of four tickets per person! Take turns holding places in line to check on deals and take bathroom or snack breaks.

11. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

9.5
11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Art Museum · Midtown East · 1607 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Currently the museum holds over 150,000 collected works, impressive results after receiving a humble start of only eight prints and one drawing.

12. Empire State Building

9.4
350 5th Ave (btwn 33rd & 34th St), New York, NY
Building · Koreatown · 1000 tips and reviews

Algonquin HotelAlgonquin Hotel: Both the Empire State Building (ESB) and The Algonquin are deeply rooted within NYC history. The ESB was named a historic monument in 1986, just a year before The Algonquin.