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Manhattan Hotels | NYC Things to Do FAQs

Looking for Things to do in NYC? These frequently asked questions are a great starting point.

Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan find that many of the top Things to do in NYC are located nearby. Below are some commonly-asked questions about New York Things to Do.  

Q: I’m planning a winter stay at your Manhattan Hotel. Are there any outdoor Things to do in NYC during that time of year?
A: It doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit our Manhattan Hotel, you will always find options for enjoying outdoor Things to do in NYC. If you’re planning a winter stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan then consider ice skating at Rockefeller Center or in Central Park, taking a carriage ride, exploring the City with a winter walking tour or, if you’re visiting during the holidays, strolling by the elaborate window displays at Macy’s and other retailers. There are always lots of NYC Things to Do – no matter what time of year you visit.

Q: I know that your Manhattan Hotel is near fabulous shopping. Is Shopping an Activity I’ll be able to enjoy without going too far?
A: Absolutely! Our ideally-located Manhattan Hotel is near popular Shopping venues as well as Dining and Attractions. Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan never have to go very far to enjoy some of the best that the City has to offer. Our location is one of the many features of our Hotel that keep guests coming back again and again.

Q: When I was a girl, my parents took me ice skating at Rockefeller Center. Is this Thing to do in NYC still popular?
A: It sure is! Skating at Rockefeller Center is one of those iconic NYC Things to Do that visitors of all ages enjoy. Of course, it’s not the only place for ice skating in the City, and some guests at our Manhattan Hotel are opting for other rinks where the crowds are smaller and the prices lower. Trump Rink in Central Park is one such option. You’ll enjoy a less crowded rink and prices that are less than half of Rockefeller Center.

Q: I’ve heard that the City may phase out carriage rides. Are they still available near your Manhattan Hotel? If so, is this NYC Thing to Do only available at certain times of year?
A: There is often talk of phasing out this popular NYC Thing to Do, but carriage rides are still available. The carriage rides are available throughout the year, but they do not run during very cold or inclement weather. You can reserve your carriage ride in advance, or try to secure a carriage on the spot. Advance reservations are recommended if this is a Thing to do in NYC that you don’t want to miss.

Q: I’m looking for Things to do in NYC, and I thought it would be fun to take a harbor cruise. What are some of the companies that offer this Activity near your Manhattan Hotel?
A: Taking a harbor cruise is a great way to see the City, and this NYC Thing to Do is offered by a few companies located a short distance from our Manhattan Hotel. NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise (212.742.1969,) Classic Harbor Line (212.627.1825) and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (212.563.3200) are a few of the options. This Thing to do in NYC is popular in both warm and cold weather, so you can enjoy this no matter what time of year you book a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan. 

Q: We’ll be staying at your Manhattan Hotel this spring, and we’d love to take a walking tour. Are there many companies that offer this NYC Activity near your Hotel?
A: Yes! Walking tours are a popular NYC Thing to Do near our Manhattan Hotel. Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, food, or fashion, you will find a walking tour to interest you. Some of the tour companies that offer walking tours near DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan are Municipal Art Society Tours (212.935.3960,) Big Onion Walking Tours (212.439.1090,) Central Park Conservancy (212.360.2727,) Joyce Gold History Tours (212.242.5762,) and Big Apple Greeters (212.669.2896.)

Q: Are there any NYC Restaurants near your Manhattan Hotel that offer outdoor seating for dinner?
A: Guests at our Midtown Manhattan Hotel will find many nearby spots where they can dine al fresco. The list is very long, but a few of our favorites are Riverpark, Barbetta, The Standard Grill, Cannibal, Bottino, and Pierre Loti. Be sure to ask the helpful concierge at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan for even more suggestions of fabulous NYC Restaurants with outdoor seating.  

Q: Can you suggest a resource where I can read about Things to Do in NYC near your Manhattan Hotel?
A: Yes! When you’re looking for NYC Things to Do during a stay at our Manhattan Hotel, you don’t even have to leave our website to read about some of the most popular choices. Our New York City Activities Guide is a great resource to use as you’re planning your stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan. In addition to NYC Things to Do, you’ll also find sections on Attractions, Shopping, and Dining. 

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  • “Very pleasant place”

    Staff was helpful and gracious - easy access to subway if needed - doorman assisted with taxis - great service; housekeeping staff polite and considerate with sleeping in - they were quiet in the hallways - any special requests were honored. Staff at the bar said no problem for taking drinks to the room with a snack. Unfortunately did not try the restaurant - next time! Everyone was terrific - felt right at home.
  • “Lovely staff, great location, clean rooms”

    We were that English family! We came to New York to celebrate my sons 21st birthday. Kim was fantastically helpful when I told her it was my sons 21st. They decorated our room, left him some gifts, gave us vouchers for his first drink in the U.S., dealt with all our queries and were so friendly and welcoming. The hotel is in a great location - very central. The rooms are not huge, but we spent very little time in our room as we were out exploring. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable. There is no room service but there is a shop next door which does coffees, breakfasts and snacks and there is also a very good restaurant next door but one. I would recommend this hotel as a base for any families visiting New York.
  • “TREATED LIKE A QUEEN”

    Staying at the Double Tree Metroapolian in New York City is a wonderful experience that every traveler deserves to have. The location is great and the service is EXCELLENT..From check in to check out you are treated like royalty.
  • “Clean & Great Location”

    Stayed at the Double Tree in Midtown for 1 night. Good location - easy walk to Times Square for the Theater and lots of restaurants close by. Staff was friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean. Room on the 6th floor was suprisingly quiet. Parking is availabe under hotel at a reduced rate.
  • “Excellent choice for East Side locations”

    Close to subway and easy ingress/egress to LGA or JFK; rooms smaller than the Hilton on 6th Ave but big enough, clean and quiet; the staff could not be more accommodating and the cookies you get upon check-in are fabulous.