Tuesday 25th September, 2018 / Reading time: 5 minutes.

Midtown Manhattan is the location for thousands upon thousands of restaurants, museums, parks, and attractions. You could literally live there your whole life and not see everything this are a has to offer.


We’ve taken the liberty to find six of our favorite attractions in Midtown Manhattan that we want to make sure you visit while visiting New York.  

Radio Star Karaoke

If you’ve already hit the theaters and shows and are looking to jump into the music, then this Manhattan karaoke spot is a must-visit for you. The music is on point, the atmosphere is fun, and the decorations are exactly what you dreamed of.


Not all tourist attractions need to consist of walking around, looking at things. There are plenty of places like this for a more active New York experience. It’s a great activity for you and your friends that you can do during the week, without needing to wait for the weekend.


Where: Radio Star Karaoke; 3 W 35th St., Manhattan (15 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When:  Monday – Wednesday 4pm – 2am, Thursday & Friday 3pm – 4am, Saturday 4pm – 4am, Sunday 4pm – 12am




Milk Bar Bakery

Recently featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Milk Bar Bakery’s head chef Christina Tosi is a magician when it comes to baked goods and pastries. Thousands daily swear by their Crack Pie and Birthday Cake, among many other delectable menu items.


One of the great things about Milk Bar Bakery is how unique their goods are. They are constantly experimenting with new flavors, ideas, and presentations that take beloved favorites and give them a new spin. Find their bakeries all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, including one just blocks away from The Lombardy, in Midtown.


Where: Milk Bar Bakery; 15 W 56th St., Manhattan (10 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)

When:  Sunday – Wednesday 8am – 11pm, Friday & Saturday 8am – 12am


Bluebird London Afternoon Tea

Bluebird London offers an entire experience when it comes to dining, from their restaurant to their cocktail bar and their wine and coffee bar. However, what really sets them apart from other restaurants is their afternoon tea.


This special event is served every day at 2pm during the month of October and includes classic and unique finger sandwiches, scones, and the best and brightest of British tea. If you are looking for activities to fill an open afternoon, a cute way to escape the rain, or something special to do with a loved one, this is your pink tea party.


Where: Bluebird London; 10 Columbus Circle at 58th Street, Manhattan (20 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)

When: Daily at 2pm  




Serendipity 3

This classic Midtown restaurant and general school was founded in 1954 and is primarily known for enchanting desserts, such as Frozen Hot Salted Caramel Chocolate, The Insanity Sundae, and the Celestial Carrot Cake that even celebrities are known to indulge in.


The normal restaurant also has delectable dishes, from hamburgers, to sandwiches, to casseroles. If you’re not looking to eat out, you can still visit the store and find many of their treats and gifts for purchase.


Where: Serendipity 3; 225 East 60th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Manhattan (10 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)

When: Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 12am, Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 1am  




The Town Hall

You can’t visit Midtown Manhattan without going to the theater. The Town Hall is only a few blocks away from both Bryant Park and Times Square. It’s a famous establishment in NYC with over 90 years of theater presence.


Currently, you can purchase tickets for shows such as The Lantern Tour Concert for Migrant and Refugee Families, Music in 12 Parts by Philip Glass, and I Might Regret This, a conversation with Abbi Jacobson.


Where: The Town Hall; 123 W 43rd St., Manhattan (10 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)


town hall


The Morgan Library & Museum

This museum is one for the lovers of history and literature alike. Here, you can find priceless art in a building which, itself, is a piece of art as well. Current exhibits feature Pontormo, Thaw, and Sol LeWitt, with Tintoretto coming in October. As always, Pierpont Morgan’s 1906 library is open as well for visitors.


The museum isn’t just for viewing either. Depending on the time of year, you can attend concerts, lectures and discussions, films, and family programs, making this an interactive, as well as beautiful option for you and your family.


Where: The Morgan Library & Museum; 225 Madison Ave., Manhattan (10 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When: Tuesday – Thursday 10:30am to 5pm, Friday 10:30am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm


Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel

The Lombardy Hotel is just as iconic to Midtown Manhattan as many of the other historic and cultural attractions. Not only are our rooms comfortable and tasteful, we provide amenities such as a full salon, coffee shop, and exercise room. We also host the American Cut Midtown steakhouse. Our central Manhattan location makes us just minutes away from all of the above, and close to the rest of Manhattan as well. We look forward to hosting you.

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