Here are 5 must-sees on New York’s 5th Avenue!
1. Empire State Building – Visiting New York wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. With its 102 floors and its spectacular view of the city, the building is truly a landmark of American culture. Even if you’ve already been on top, try to spot it on your walk through 5th avenue and remember to look up if you pass by in the evening – it lights up.
2. New York Public Library – Even if you’re just walking by, make sure to stop for a second to check out the imposing lion statues and the architecture of the building. While the 5th Avenue building of the New York Public offers mostly research books and a variety of children’s literature, the outside alone is worth checking out.
3. St. Patrick’s cathedral – It’s one of the most famous churches in the country, with its spectacular architecture and its beautiful décor. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get a peak at a magical wedding inside, or a wedding celebration outside. Either way, it’s worth taking a pause to admire it when you walk by.
4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met is one of if not the most iconic museum in the city, with over 2 million works of all kinds, from all periods of time and styles. Whether it is because of it’s imposing architecture, or the immense variety of art, it’s worth at least having lunch on the steps or checking out an exhibit.
5. Saks and FAO Schwarz – depending on who you’re going with and what you like to do, these two shops offer a well-deserved indoor break. Saks is famous for its high-end fashion, which is worth checking out. FAO Schwarz’s toy selection will bring joy to anyone who wants to reminisce of the past (or who is visiting with kids).
The 5th avenue is the one you absolutely can’t miss when visiting the Big Apple so keep this list in mind when you visit. Be sure to check out the trips we offer to New York by clicking on this link.