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The Best Things To Do In Flatiron District

You’ll know you arrived when you look up and see the unmistakable wedge-shaped Flatiron Building, located at the intersection of two of New York City’s most famous streets, Fifth Avenue and Broadway.

This incredible structure was once one of the tallest skyscrapers in New York, way ahead of its time, and it’s certainly worth a moment to stop and admire the audacity, daring and skill that went into its creation. 

Its renaissance-style facade has featured in lots of unforgettable movie scenes so it feels totally familiar, and it seems only right that the whole district takes its name from such an icon.  

This vibrant, buzzy area is home today to many creative businesses, popular stores and excellent eateries, and we’re pleased to say that we’re one of those. You’ll find us just four blocks away from the Flatiron Building on 19th Street, so when you’re out exploring all the other attractions the Flatiron District has to offer, it’s good to know that you’re never far away from your favourite Burger and Lobster when it’s time to refuel.

Attractions and Days Out in Flatiron District

Madison Square Park

A 7-acre green space full of peaceful places to walk and relax in, and plenty of stuff for the kids to enjoy. You can play chess and backgammon here, there’s a colorful playground featuring climbing frames and a water play area, and the park is renowned for its seasonal art installations and free concerts. Definitely worth a visit

Friends Apartment Building And Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment

Fans of the shows will want to visit and snap some pictures at these iconic spots. Stroll along the same streets as the Sex in the City stars, and sing the theme song to Friends as you decide which character was always your secret fave. You can't go in, but you can dream.  

Arcadia Earth

Take an inspirational, creative, immersive journey through Planet Earth and see it all with new eyes. Explore underwater worlds, marvel at its fantastical landscapes and get interactive with the stunning art installations here. Fun, gets you thinking and feeling inspired to take positive action. A great day out for the whole family.

Washington Square Park

A near ten-acre park, home to the famous fountain and majestic white marble arch. Literature-lovers will want to visit the park that features in Henry James’ novel of the same name, and everyone can enjoy the creative vibe of this bustling place, with jugglers, singers and mimes everywhere you look. There’s a children’s playground and plenty to do here, even if it’s just relaxing under one of the shady trees and having a good people-watch. 

Rubin Museum of Art

You’ll need a good few hours to enjoy everything this inspiring place has to offer. With a focus on Himalayan art and ideas, this incredible treasure house offers exhibitions, immersive activities, workshops and performances. It has limited opening hours, so do check and book in before you visit, especially for the Free Friday Night events. 

Museum of Mathematics

Fun, interactive and immersive activities to get the whole family engaged with the wonder of numbers. Super-helpful and knowledgeable staff are there to answer questions as you get hands-on in this super-creative space that you can explore for hours. Great for kids who love math and physics.

The LEGO® Store 5th Avenue

Spacious, friendly store with breathtaking models and exciting displays on show. You can get creative and play in some areas, and there’s even the chance to take a family photo and get it immortalized in a unique Lego mosaic. Perfect for Lego-lovers, young and old alike.

Museum of Ice Cream

Playful and deliciously informative, you’ll discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know (and probably more) about all your gelato, cotton candy and milkshake favorites. As well as a strict eat-all-you-want policy, there are slides, sprinkle pools and insta-friendly opportunities galore. Fantastic for kids of all ages.

Harry Potter Store New York

Step across the threshold and leave New York behind as you enter the world’s only official Harry Potter flagship store. Definitely more than your everyday store and more of a whole-family experience, with three floors of all the latest HP goodies, as well as a cafe, interactive displays, VR movie experience and photo-ops everywhere. Stock up on Chocolate Frogs, upgrade your wand, and grab an exclusive edition of your favorite book. A magical must for would-be wizards everywhere.