Area Attractions

Whether you want to spend a summer evening watching Shakespeare in the Park, take in a Carnegie Hall concert, or dress up for dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, our hotel offers ease of access to many of New York City's buzzed-about sites. Walk over to MoMA’s sculpture garden, then head inside to peruse Picasso and Monet masterpieces. Tour the Central Park Zoo, or head across the park to admire dinosaur fossils at the Museum of Natural History. While there’s no shortage of places to visit, there’s only one ideal home base to explore it all—Thompson Central Park New York. 

Thompson Central Park New York

119 West 56th Street
New York, New York, United States, 10019



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Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus returns to New York City this fall, putting a modern twist on a beloved classic. Produced by Michael Cohl, Arny Granat and Nik Wallenda, and directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, Big Apple Circus will perform throughout the holidays and into the New Year at Lincoln Center in the heart of New York City. This all-new production will feature Guinness world record holder, daredevil, Nik Wallenda and his fearless family of highwire walkers - plus an international company of gold-medal-award-winning, world-class circus artists from around the globe. The Big Apple Circus invites your family to become part of their circus family this season.

Wollman Rink

Situated in the heart of Manhattan located at 59th Street and 6th Avenue, the iconic Wollman Rink is one of the most beautiful skating and event venues in the world. With spectacular views of the New York City skyline, the Wollman Rink offers an experience unlike any other. With programs that cater to the entire family, Wollman Rink continues to be at the top of every visitors list while also becoming a home to New Yorkers and local skating enthusiasts. From learning to skate to competitive hockey and our world-class private events, Wollman Rink’s experienced team will ensure that from the moment you step out on to the ice, your visit will be unforgettable.

Area Dining

Culture + Art

Carnegie Hall

This celebrated hall, crafted entirely from masonry, is near the hotel and revered as one of the world’s most prestigious music venues having played host to many of the great artists like Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

The Lincoln Center

The quintessential performing arts center and concert venue in Lincoln Square for music aficionados and more. Home to internationally famous organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet.

Day Trips + Events

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Crowds of millions cheer on ginormous balloon characters as they float by, and applaud musical performers at the world’s largest family parade—which starts at Central Park.

New York City Wine and Food Festival

Sip award-winning wines and taste dishes from hundreds of acclaimed chefs at this four-day celebration of fine dining.