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New York City Fifth Avenue

New York City Fifth Avenue

5th Ave, 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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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
$109.00 per adult
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That’s my tour guide, Lyndsey and she did a great job! It was an all women’s tour. Woohoo! She was upbeat the whole time even when it was raining. She was also informative and jolly! This is a great tour if you want to cover the main tourist attractions in one day!
Ivy_T, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Great experience
J_D, Jul 2021
New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission
Tour guide J was awesome, had a great time. He had built in bathroom breaks, if you were falling behind he would wait for you to catch up. Had plenty of ice cold water to drink. Had lots of information about the city. Would definitely recommend.
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Highly recommended tour with Sergio
Kayleigh_L, Jun 2021
New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip. It ended up just being the two of us but Sergio made us feel like the two most important people he’s ever given a tour to. Ask for Sergio! He’s amazing and knows an insane amount of history about NYC and more it’s incredible! He knows all the best spots too for seeing things and pictures! I was so thrilled with the tour I cannot wait to go back and do another one with him!
star-5
Awesome New York tour
Shareese_T, May 2021
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
The driver and tour guide was GREAT!! We have absolutely no complaints. We had a great experience, learned a lot and saw a lot. Couldn’t have asked for anything better.
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The best way to tour the city! We...
Donna W, Oct 2016
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
The best way to tour the city! We saw so much more in one day than we would have been able to see on our own. And our tour guide Scott was very knowlegable and helpful. He was a great driver and arrived in a very clean vehicle. A great experience and worth the extra money since we were traveling with my elderly parents.
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Nyc
muhammad A, Jul 2019
New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission
The best. Very well put together. On time and very well looked after. Everything as indicated. Must do for city visitor.
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This was a fab tour, Stefan our guide...
Juliet S, Aug 2017
New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
This was a fab tour, Stefan our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out sites and facts we would not have known about if we had not been on this tour. We stopped many times for photos etc and even popped inside one of the Trump towers ! It was a fun and informative few hours and I would highly recommend this to anyone
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6 hour tour of NYC
Thomas J C, Nov 2019
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
This was our first trip to the Big Apple and we wanted to get the skinny from a local guide. Our guide's name was Mr. Piedmonte and he was punctual, courteous, accommodating, and very informative. He actually extended our tour by 90 minutes without our asking because he wanted us to see more of his city. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting NYC.
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Great tour of Manhattan must see things
Jack I, Jul 2019
New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission
Tour Guide J did a fantastic job of showing us the sights in Manhattan. He provided us a wealth of information and a superb job of making sure everyone got pictures to document the events and places.
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The tour was awesome for a group of...
Jeremy C, Oct 2017
New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
The tour was awesome for a group of 10. Very informative. Our tour guide, Ulee, was perfect. She was personable and shared several of her own personal NYC stories to help us really get a unique view and feel of NYC. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to NYC.
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Great tour! The Small Group aspect...
Carol S, Nov 2017
New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
Great tour! The Small Group aspect was awesome. Totally enjoyed Ulie sp as our very informed and personable guide.
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We saw so much and learned even...
Gil H, Jun 2017
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
We saw so much and learned even more. Well worth the price and highly recommended. Will do this tour again the next time we come to NYC.
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Scott was great! Listened to what we...
Steve H, Mar 2018
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
Scott was great! Listened to what we wanted to see and worked everything in. Was very friendly and knowledgeable. Made for a very enjoyable and informative day.

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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