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4 Manhattan Must-Dos

If it's your first time to Manhattan, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by all there is to see and do. We've put together a list of four Manhattan must-dos to help you make the most of your time in this very special NYC borough.Central ParkThe 843 acre park situated in the center of Manhattan is an absolute winner. You can take a professional tour of the Park, bike ride, people watch, or visit the highly regarded Central Park Zoo and Central Park Conservatory Garden. The Park often features outdoor concerts and events, so pack a picnic and learn why it's the most visited park in the U.S.Attend a Broadway ShowManhattan in a hot-bed of entertainment, making catching a Broadway show one fabulous idea. Located in the Theatre District, Broadway Theater is comprised of more than 40 theaters. For convenience sake, buy tickets in advance and consider staying at a hotel near Broadway, like Hotel Mela.Catch Views from the Empire State BuildingWhere Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street meet, you'll find the Empire State Building. The observation deck on the 86th floor offers a stunning view of NYC, making it a must-do for first time visitors and veterans alike. The iconic structure is open 365 days a year, until 2:00 a.m. Our advice is to visit during the day and night for a complete experience.Stroll Madame Tussauds Wax MuseumFrom legendary figures like Marilyn Monroe to the hottest stars of today like Jennifer Aniston, you'll find an assortment of characters at this wax museum. Opens every day at 10:00 a.m. If you have young ones, you might want to check out Madame Tussauds' Marvel's Legendary Super Heroes collection! Or, get active at Sports Zone; an interactive sports experience that lets you box with Evander or bat with Ripken Jr.Exhausted after a day of activity, you'll be thankful you're staying in a Midtown Manhattan motel like Hotel Mela where you'll rest comfortably and prepare yourself for another day of adventure.