Madison Avenue, one of New York's most-famous thoroughfares, is most famous for its association with the advertising industry. This street inspired the term "Mad Men" and all its associated iconography. Choose hotels on Madison Avenue, NY, and you'll be in the vibrant heart of Manhattan. This area is within one block away from Central Park. Walk in any direction from the front door of your hotel, and you can see some of city's biggest tourist attractions and monuments.
Visiting Madison Avenue
If you're staying at hotels in NYC on or near Madison Avenue, you will likely fly into LaGuardia Airport. The airport offers a number of transportation links to Manhattan, including taxis, rental cars, and the NYC Airporter shuttle bus that brings passengers to or from Manhattan's major train stations. You can then ride the subway from your station of choice to those closest to Madison Avenue hotels. The NYC Airporter also serves John F. Kennedy International Airport.
If you arrange car rentals near Madison Avenue, remember that traffic on the avenue itself is one-way, traveling north only. You can drive from its Southern end at Madison Square through Midtown, the Upper East Side, and all the way into Harlem. Around Madison Square and its eponymous park, you'll see such New York City icons as the Flatiron Building and Met Life Tower. Continue north to see the Empire State Building, Byrant Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the Museum of Modern Art. At the Southern edge of Central Park, you can visit the Central Park Zoo, enjoy walking along lakeside paths, or visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Last but not least, the "museum mile" runs parallel to Madison Avenue along Fifth Avenue. Its nine museums include the Museum of the City of New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a monument of contemporary architecture.
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