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Midtown East

Making the Most of Your Time

The east side of Midtown is somewhat more laid back than the west side, but there's still lots to keep you busy. Wherever you're headed, try to make sure you at least pass through Grand Central—it'll be a madhouse on weekday mornings or right after work, and extremely quiet on the weekends, so you might want to visit on a weekday afternoon.

If you're planning to visit the Empire State Building, try to do so either early or late in the day—morning is the least crowded time, and late at night the city lights are dazzling. Allow at least two hours for your visit if you plan to visit the observation deck.

It's also worth making time for a visit to the United Nations for a tour of the building.

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