One of the chicest places to see in New York City is Fifth Avenue.
The Most Famous Street in New York
Here, you will find the giant flagship stores of 5th Avenue shopping. Bergdorf Goodman, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Harry Winston, and Tiffany & Co. line the famous thoroughfare! Even if you only intend to window shop, it is worth stepping inside to see the elegant interiors of these lavish buildings. Many used to be luxury apartments for Manhattan’s elite! A perfect example is the House of Cartier. The entire building used to belong to a single family, the family of Morton F. Plant! Plant famously sold the building to Cartier in 1917 for just $100 cash and a double-stranded pearl necklace.
Central Park & the Plaza Hotel
Start your Fifth Avenue stroll at 59th Street. This is the southeast corner of Central Park, which makes your stroll the perfect complement to your Central Park walking tour! On this corner, you will see the opulent Plaza Hotel, where Kevin McCallister stays in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. On a normal day, you can peek into the Plaza and marvel at its luxurious lobby. Below the lobby, you will discover the Todd English Food Hall. Here you can stock up on delicious food ranging from lobster rolls to artisanal cookie sandwiches. After gathering these decadent provisions, begin walking south on Fifth Avenue to marvel at the extravagant window displays and well-dressed fashion influencers.
The Rockefeller Center
When you get to 50th Street, just across from the famous Saks Fifth Avenue, you will discover one of New York’s main attractions: the Rockefeller Center. This is home to NBC Studios, FAO Schwarz, the Lego store, and America’s only Nintendo store! You can visit Top of the Rock for a bird’s-eye view of the city. Make sure to get your timing just right because Top of the Rock is especially magical at sunset. At Christmastime, visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, indulge your holiday spirit at the outdoor skating rink, then enjoy a dazzling light show, synced with glorious music sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.
Of all the places to see in New York City, Fifth Avenue is one that you must not miss! Join our tour to learn all about this street’s fascinating history.