New York, NY
Our ideal location on the exclusive “cusp” of Midtown means we’re close to everything but just far enough from the tourist and nine-to-five crowds for it to be quiet and peaceful. In other words, Loews Regency Hotel gives you unrivaled access to the best of New York. If it’s your first trip to the city and you’re not pressed for time, we suggest you simply step outside the hotel, head in any direction, and allow the city to unfold in front of you. But for those who like to plan their days, take a look at some of the attractions we’ve featured in this section.
If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss Central Park, particularly the zoo near 64th Street, just a five-minute walk from our hotel. Also, children of all ages have loved the Museum of Natural History for generations. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an entire Egyptian temple, a complete chariot and countless masterpieces on display. No matter why you’re visiting New York and no matter who you’re traveling with, Loews Regency Hotel is here to help you make the most of your New York City vacation.
One of New Yorkers’ greatest pleasures is to get away from it all with a stroll through Central Park. Stretching over 51 blocks, this beloved New York City attraction has so much to see. Maps and information boards can be found throughout the park, guiding you through the various trails and to the famous landmarks.
Central Park Zoo
64th Street & Fifth Avenue
Discover giant polar bears, red pandas and monkeys in the heart of the Big Apple—just two blocks from the hotel. The Central Park Zoo is home to over 130 species from all over the world. Take a walk through the different climates to witness the animals in their natural habitats—from the penguins in the Polar Zone, to the lizards and snakes of the Tropical Zone, and the Californian sea lions in the Temperate Territory.
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
The tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years, the Empire State Building is an American cultural icon. Completed in 1931, the building is a stunning example of Art Deco style and architecture.
47th to 51st Street between Fifth & Sixth Avenues
There is so much to see and do at Rockefeller Center, one of NYC’s most iconic attractions. Find everything you need and more in 100-plus popular boutiques, including Anthropologie and Sharper Image—or, for a really special item—at Christie’s auction house. Grab a coffee to go at Dean & Deluca and head for the 70th floor, straight to Top of the Rock, where you'll discover a spectacular 360-degree view of New York City in all its glory. Still have energy? Take a tour of the NBC studios or Radio City, or check the schedule and attend a taping of the TODAY Show.
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
56th Street & Madison Avenue
Discover a world of dreams at this venue, a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Explore the hands-on exhibits where you can create with communication technology and entertainment. A great attraction for children of all ages.
Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island, New York Harbor
One of the most iconic symbols of New York as well as the entire United States, the Status of Liberty draws millions of visitors each year. A gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States, the statue was designated as a national monument in 1924 and restored to its original glory n 1986.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
14 E. 51st Street
This breathtaking gothic masterpiece—located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets—is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and a parish church. Work on the cathedral was begun in 1858 but was halted during the Civil War and resumed in 1865. The cathedral was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879.
Wollman Rink in Central Park
59th Street and Sixth Avenue
Strap on your skates and set off for a beautiful day of skating in the heart of Central Park, a five-minute walk from the hotel. At night, this New York City site turns into a disco, with skaters moving to the beat of the music. The Wollman Rink is a fantastic destination for a family outing or even a romantic date night!
For a true taste of Manhattan culture, visit one of the many New York City museums surrounding Loews Regency Hotel. Offering a wide array of art and exhibits, these museums often top visitors’ lists of must-sees in New York City. In addition, the city is home to many world-class venues for the performing arts. Some of the best are listed below.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
Located in The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd Street
CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.
The Frick Collection
1 E. 70th Street
Discover the most famous paintings by some of the most renowned European artists, the finest collection of small bronzes, 18th-century furniture and porcelains, and many other works.
The Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
Admire the works of Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso and van Gogh in one of the most significant structures of modern architecture. The Guggenheim houses the finest collection of 20th-century art. Walk along the grand ramp that wraps itself from the ground floor all the way up to the museum dome.
The Jewish Museum of New York
1109 Fifth Avenue
The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections, distinguished exhibitions and related education programs.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue & 82nd Street
Take a trip from ancient to modern times through more than two million pieces of art and artifacts from around the world. Explore the civilization of Asia with over 60,000 pieces ranging from the second millennium B.C. to early 20th century. Demystify the language of the pharaohs at the Egyptian exhibit. There are over 22 permanent exhibits and a number of special exhibits to explore. A centerpiece of Manhattan culture, this museum is a must-see.
Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd Street
With over 22,000 film, video and media works and 100,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and design objects, MoMA is home to the largest collection of art created between 1880 and today. Visit the many exhibitions, and then stop by the MoMA store to find unique gift ideas ranging from the classic to the cutting-edge.
The Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
For 125 years, the American Museum of Natural History has been one of the world's preeminent science and research institutions, renowned for its collections and exhibitions that illuminate millions of years of the earth's evolution, from the birth of the planet through the present day. Bring the kids to this New York City attraction for a fun (and educational) activity.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
The Museum of the City of New York is an art gallery and history museum founded in 1923 to showcase the history of New York City and its people.
The New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
The New York Historical Society, one of America’s preeminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, the New York Historical Society is the oldest museum in New York City. Its mission is to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City, New York State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
The Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of 20th-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art and its collection—arguably the finest holding of 20th-century American art in the world—is the Museum’s key resource. The Museum’s signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country’s leading survey of the most recent developments in American art. A new building is under construction downtown and will open in 2015.