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Visit some of the most iconic NYC tourist attractions when you stay at the Washington Jefferson hotel, conveniently located near some of the most beloved city landmarks like Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and others. Browse some of our favorite Midtown Manhattan attractions and must-see city sights when you stay with the WJ Hotel.

Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center, originally known as Radio City, is a complex of buildings developed in the midst of the Great Depression. Initially the complex consisted of fourteen buildings, the 70-story RCA building who recently became the Comcast building being the tallest.

Top of the Rock – Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center
John D. Rockefeller gifted the observation deck to Manhattan, a place to enjoy and admire this incredible city that he himself adored. When you are in NYC Top of The Rock is a must see. From the observation deck you have views of Central Park, Upper West and East, Midtown, Downtown, and the best of all Empire State Building and Freedom Tower. 

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall, an Art Deco masterpiece. Famous for its Radio City Christmas Spectacular, available behind the scenes tour providing an opportunity to meet a Rockette and hear about being one. 

Times Square
Times Square, the most bustling square of New York is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and electronic billboards. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps. Our Manhattan hotel in Times Square puts you in the center of the action.

Central Park
New York residents love Central Park because it gives us a sense of nature, peace and quiet we desperately look for in this hustle and bustle city. The huge park, 341 hectare large (843 acres), is located in the center of Manhattan. Its design has served as an example for city parks around the world.

Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal is one of two magnificent train stations that were built in New York in the back in the railway era. Grand Central is a work of art with many tourist stopping by to see the incredible ceiling and architecture. 

St. Patrick's Cathedral
The neo-Gothic Cathedral of St. Patrick is the largest Catholic Church in the United States. 

The Intrepid Museum 
This floating museum offers an interactive exploration of U.S. military history aboard a 900-foot-long aircraft carrier docked along the Hudson River. Dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum gives guests stunning insights into the examination of original artifacts, historic video footage and the exploration of interactive exhibits. 

NBC Studio
NBC, headquartered in the GE Building at Rockefeller Center offers a behind-the-scenes look, Tours begin at the “NBC Experience” on the corner of 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza.

New York's Fifth Avenue
New York's Fifth Avenue where every upscale retailer has a prestigious store located at this street. However not all of Fifth Avenue is shopping-centric. Along Central Park Fifth Avenue becomes a more residential street with a large number of interesting museums.

Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle is a large traffic circle in Manhattan. It features a Christopher Columbus monument in the center of the circle. This is not a bad place to be stuck in traffic since its surroundings include several modern skyscrapers. 

New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is often considered the most important museum of its kind in the world. Its collection includes works from a wide range of celebrated modern artists, including Andy Warhol, van Gogh and Picasso.

The Museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design, based in midtown Manhattan, collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design.

Lincoln Center
In New York City, the cultural capital of the United States, there stands a complex that is dedicated to the finest in the world of music and the arts... Lincoln Center.

New York City Ballet
New York City Ballet often stages dozens or more performances in its winter and spring seasons at Lincoln Center each year. Since its formation in 1948, the company has brought world-class ballet to the stage in the heart of the city.