You’ve finally arrived in the Murray Hill but you’ve just realized there is so much to do and you’re unsure where to start! Don’t you worry! We’ve got the top 5 coolest spots in Murray Hill you absolutely need to check out. Some are hidden gems and some are obvious options, but we like to remind you of the top 5 things to do in Murray Hill so you won’t miss what this cool neighborhood has to offer!
225 Madison Avenue.
Although The Morgan Library and Museum is a New York City landmark, you’ll easily miss it if you don’t know what you’re looking for. It’s entrance looks like a regular museum entrance but little would you realize that the interior design and library collection this museum offers is truly unique and stands out from Manhattan’s other Libraries. Some of the rooms are undoubtedly regarded as some of the most prestigious and beautiful interior designs in America, with medieval paintings covering the ceilings as well as beautifully adorned bookshelves to keep the rare bound books safe.
405 Lexington Avenue
The Chrysler Building is undoubtedly one of the most worldwide recognized landmarks of New York City, known for its unforgettable art-deco architectural style and it’s beauty day and night. Although the unofficial observation deck is no longer open to the public, you can still check out the lobby for its infamous murals and art-deco interiors. The lobby is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM.
145 East 39th Street
The Pod 39 is actually a Hotel, though you can have open access to their truly unique rooftop from 4:00pm to 2:00am daily. We’d definitely recommend you pass by at least once, especially since the drink prices are not too high for Manhattan rates and you’ll love the views. The rooftop itself has an authentic design with open archways made of brick and brick floors with 180 degree views of Manhattan. The staff and the hotel itself is almost always bustling with great energy and makes for a great afternoon or late-night drinking spot!
1 Park Avenue
Running around Manhattan and checking out all the neighborhoods or just being in New York City in general can be an energy drainer for most people. Feeling tired or stressed can be a normal effect for such a fast paced city that never sleeps, so why not relax and pass by the Oasis Day Spa in the Murray Hill Neighborhood while you’re there! With over 15 types of Massages, over 20 skincare services and many more, you’re guaranteed to find what you need to relax and take the edge off. Be sure to check out their specials and deals page before you go!
58 Park Avenue
The Murray Hill Scandinavia House is a cultural center for the preservation and records of Scandinavian and Nordic Culture. The main gallery has free entrance and is definitely worth checking out to learn plenty of great information regarding Scandinavian and Nordic Culture, as well as trying a new type of museum. Be sure to also get some food while you’re there at the Smörgås Chef.