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Hotel Shocard

Our Hotel's near Bryant Park, the High Line & More

Make the most of your visit to New York with our guide to the best area activities and attractions. In the “City That Never Sleeps,” you will find no shortage of activities to keep you entertained. 

Landmark Attractions

See a concert or basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you climb to the observation towers at the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. The Theater District is not far away, where you find numerous Broadway shows to enjoy. Or spend the day roaming Central Park on foot or on horse and carriage. So much awaits you here in NYC, and Hostel Shocard is just minutes away from it all.

Bryant Park (0.2 mile) – New Yorkers love this refuge of peace and calm in any season. Nestled in a canyon of skyscrapers, it displays historical monuments and urban amenities. It’s a wonderful place to meet, eat lunch, chat, stroll, listen to music, work on the wireless network or simply sit and reflect.

Times Square (0.3 mile) – Located at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue, Times Square is one of New York’s most iconic sites. This major commercial intersection is referred to as the “Crossroads of the World” and is host to the city’s famous New Year’s Eve celebration.

Madison Square Garden (0.5 mile) – The Garden is NYC’s destination for live events. Visit for a mind-blowing concert or a hockey or basketball game.

Empire State Building (0.6 mile) – The fifth tallest skyscraper in the United States, the Empire State Building stands at an imposing 1,454 feet high with 102 stories. It features a distinctive Art Deco style and offers two observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors.

Central Park (1.1 miles) – This world-class urban park in the center of New York City brings the beauty of nature to the concrete jungle. Enjoy the Mall and Literary Walk, Central Park Zoo, Conservatory Garden, reservoir, Strawberry Fields, Wollman Rink and so much more.

The High Line (1.3 miles) – This revitalized piece of New York City's past has been transformed into an expansive futuristic park that is the perfect spot for selfies.

Boots and Saddles (2.2 miles) – Non-stop drag performances await at this New York City institution. Lip syncing is always in vogue and their new space offers more room to have fun.

One World Trade Center (4.4 miles) – See Forever™ in the light of day, watch the city transform at dusk or experience the glitter of the city at night. Choose from various admission options or packages so you can see the grandeur of the city from all vantage points.

Museums

Broadway Up-Close Walking Tours (0.0 miles) – Get a “behind the scenes” look at Broadway theater. You’ll be guided by professional working actors and stage managers to get the insider information and stories from current and past shows that have graced the Broadway stage.

Madame Tussauds New York (0.2 miles) – This world-renowned wax museum near Times Square was founded by the wax sculptor, Marie Tussaud, and is now operated by Merlin Entertainments. This location opened in 2000 with five floors of attraction space and more than 200 figures.

The Museum of Modern Art (0.9 miles) – With the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. A visit to this museum will leave you in awe of art.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (1 mile) – Take an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. This non-profit institution features the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.

Tenement Museum (5.6 miles) – Learn the story of 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, a tenement apartment building that was home to more than 7,000 working class immigrants.