What are the five best things to do near The St. Regis New York?

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With its convenient location in Midtown Manhattan, The St. Regis New York offers a host of exciting activities for city folk. If you’re only in town for a little while, the sheer number of must-sees and must-dos can overwhelm; but to alleviate that concern, we’ve whittled it all down to the best five things to do near the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel:

1. Visit Central Park. Just four blocks from the New York hotel, the largest green space in Manhattan, Central Park, offers a slew of fun, family-friendly activities. A zoo, 20 playgrounds, a carousel, running trails, horse-drawn carriage rides, free concerts, films and plays during the warmer months — you’ll never be at a loss for things to do in the park. The park, which closes during the early morning from 1 to 6 a.m., makes a great place to take a picnic packed by the hotel staff.

2. Take in a museum. The St. Regis New York is less than a five-minute walk from the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art, where you can see a range of masterpieces from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. The Museum Mile — which spans East 82nd Street to 105th Street on Fifth Avenue — is a short bus ride from the luxury hotel. All on the same street, you can pop into the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum and el Museo del Barrio.

3. Shop. Located on the corner of East 55th Street and Fifth Avenue, The St. Regis is just a short walk from some of the best shopping Manhattan has to offer. Within 10 blocks of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, you’ll find upscale boutiques and department stores, including the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Bergdorf Goodman. We suggest leaving room in your suitcase.

4. See a show. A visit to New York wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Times Square and the theater district to see a Broadway play. Experience the hustle and bustle of New York at the square, only about a mile from the hotel, and hit the TKTS booth to score discounted, last-minute show tickets.

5. Make merry. If you’re in New York during the holiday season, then you won’t want to miss seeing the giant angels or famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. While you’re there, go for a twirl on the adjacent skating rink. The St. Regis gets in the holiday spirit, too, with a tree and menorah inside and white lights and wreaths outside. Top it all off with a classic holiday show, such as the Rockettes at nearby Radio City Music Hall or the Nutcracker ballet at Lincoln Hall.

Gary Merjian

MoMA, shopping down Madison Avenue, Central Park, taking in theater and enjoying all of the restaurants in the area.

Walk or run around Central Park, which is located four blocks from the hotel; explore all the high-end stores on Fifth Avenue; visit the MoMA, followed by a glass of wine in the Modern Bar; visit the Central Park Zoo and feed the alpacas; and lastly, visit Rockefeller Center, the NBC building and enjoy an incomparable view of New York City from the Top of the Rock.

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