New York City Fifth Avenue
New York City Fifth Avenue

New York City Fifth Avenue

Manhattan, New York City, New York

The Basics

Shoppers will fall in love with the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 49th and 60th streets, with stores like Armani, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Beyond shopping, the street is the site of numerous museums and iconic buildings such as the Empire State Building and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Television fans may want to visit NBC Studios, and nature enthusiasts can wander through Central Park.

Your best bet to cover the miles and miles of sites along Fifth is booking a tour. Hop-on hop-off bus tours travel along the street and offer flexibility, and thematic tours cater to foodies, film aficionados, and architecture enthusiasts. Small-group and private tours are also available.

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New York Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
New York Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
$129.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great overview of Manhattan
Claire guided us on a fun and informative tour of Manhattan. While we could have accessed all these locations on our own, it was her historical information and enthusiasm that really made it enjoyable. There is a lot of walking involved, but it's at a leisurely pace and really didn't feel like we walked as much as we did.
Chad_W, Apr 2024

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Purchase skip-the-line passes in advance to gain entry to the most popular spots.

  • Guided bike tours are great for exercising while seeing the sites.

  • Most citywide tours—and many neighborhood tours—will hit a stretch of Fifth Avenue.

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How to Get There

The bus is a great way to get around Fifth Avenue; the M1, M2, and M3 all run on Fifth, so you can tour the avenue for the price of a Metrocard swipe. By subway, take the 4 or 5 train on Lexington Avenue and get off at your preferred cross street—86th Street is ideal for seeing museums, while 59th is best for shopping.

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When to Get There

Fifth Avenue is great all year. In spring, summer, and fall, the weather is most inviting. Winter is cold, but window displays are festive and the Rockefeller Center tree is sparkling. On weekends, Fifth Avenue is busiest, particularly along shopping and museum corridors. Consider visiting during the day, midweek, to avoid crowds.

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Explore Museum Mile

For museumgoers, Fifth Avenue is a dream. New York's Museum Mile runs from 82nd to 105th Street on Fifth. The area is home to 10 iconic arts institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Jewish Museum. To maximize your museum access, consider purchasing a combination pass to gain entry to several museums.

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