A 10-minute walk takes you to Rockefeller Center, where you can take in panoramic city views from the Top of the Rock observation deck. Just beyond, the shopping mecca of Fifth Avenue is home to Saks, Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, and the flagship Apple Store with its distinctive glass cube design.
When the sun starts to set, head back to the Edison, where murals of famous New York scenes greet you in the grand, Art Deco-style lobby. Stop for a pre-theater dinner at Sofia's (the restaurant made its big-screen debut in a scene from The Godfather)--or at Café Edison, a Manhattan institution where you may just spot your favorite Broadway star fueling up for the evening's performance. After the show, enjoy a nightcap at the Rum House--and if you're following the lead of The City That Never Sleeps, you can swing the night away to live big-band music in the Edison Ballroom.
When you're finally ready to wind down, relax in your guestroom with a pay movie, or log on with wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel for a surcharge. In the morning, you can head to the hotel's fitness center for a workout--or straight to Café Edison for a plate of cheese blintzes.