Destination guide

Theater District, the lively heart of New York

The Theater District of New York City buzzes with activity from day to night, drawing visitors to world-famous sites like Times Square and the Rockefeller Center. There are endless ways to soak up the neighborhood culture, from museum hopping in search of modern art, to nightly shows at Broadway theaters, with smaller venues putting on concerts, plays and comedy acts. A Theater District vacation rental puts you right in the middle of the action, near family-friendly attractions, streets full of souvenir shops and department stores and snack carts serving up hot dogs and falafel into all hours of the night.

Things to do

The Theater District from above

The Rockefeller center is a hub of activity near the Theater District, surrounded by shops and bakeries. Here, you can tour TV studios, watch live taping of shows and skate at a seasonal outdoor ice rink surrounded by towering buildings. A great way to soak up the scene is from the Top of the Rock observation decks, where you can get sweeping views of Central Park and the iconic Empire State Building. There are 3 viewing levels here, including a roof deck on the 70th floor with no glass enclosures to get in the way of your photo ops.


Hopping around the Theater District

One of the best ways to experience all that the Theater District has to offer is on hop-on, hop-off tours that venture around Manhattan's top sites. From the top of an open-air, double-decker bus, you can snap photos of the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall and the huge billboards and costumed street performers of Times Square. The excursions allow you to get off wherever you want to spend a little extra time, crafting your own ideal tour, whether you prefer shopping along 5th Avenue, popping into art and history museums or searching Chinatown for the best dim sum.


Fall vibes in the Theater District

Fall in the Theater District means cooler weather, perfect for walking around the bustling streets window shopping in search of holiday gifts. Temperatures can drop into the 50s later in the season, so jackets and hot cocoa are a must as you skate around outdoor ice rinks or walk down Broadway to an evening show. The season brings beautiful colors to parks around the city, as leaves display their gorgeous shades of red and yellow. November and December are a popular time to visit, so book your Theater District vacation rental early to secure a spot in this popular hub.

Natural features

Escaping the city near the Theater District

Since the Theater District is full of towering structures and a constant buzz, finding a breath of fresh air in nearby parks is a welcome escape from time to time, and Central Park is just the place for getting back to nature. Wooded trails here have not a building in sight, and several ponds and lakes are havens for ducks and turtles. You can get out on the water, too, as canoe rentals are available on the park's 22-acre lake. After a long day exploring the gardens, it's just a quick hop back to your Theater District vacation rental.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Theater District

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away.

It's easy to get around Theater District by jumping on the metro at 49th St. Station, 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station or Times Sq. - 42 St. Station.

Where to stay around Theater District?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,853 vacation rentals near Theater District. From 3,614 Condos/Apartments to 3,558 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Theater District are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Theater District?

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What are the main cities to discover in Theater District?

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Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Theater District?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Theater District are:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,156 vacation rentals
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,327 vacation rentals
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 5,078 vacation rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Theater District?

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