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New York City Fifth Avenue
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
$129.00 per adult
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Lindsey was a fantastic,...
Lindsey was a fantastic, enthusiastic guide, even in the rain! We enjoyed the tour. Would recommend.
Michael_S, Oct 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Unforgettable NY
Gregor_v, Aug 2022
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
We spend the day with Joel and Freddy. Joel is entertainer and quide. Coincidental he had lived in Amsterdam. My university city so we had a lot to chat about Excellent explanation of NY history and buildings. Amazing calm driving from Freddy made the day unforgettable We traveled with a nearly 2 year old what made it a bigger challenge but everyone enjoyed and adjusted perfectly
star-5
Fantastic Historical Tour
Courtney_K, Jul 2022
Private Tour New York City in the Gilded Age: A History of High Society
Kevin was our guide and he was wonderful. Very informative and interesting. He knows how to keep the stories and points flowing as you walk along Central Park. Highly recommend!
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Guilted Age Tour
Michelle_B, May 2022
Private Tour New York City in the Gilded Age: A History of High Society
Learning the history of the tycoons who built their mansions on 5th Avenue. Our guide Kevin was awesome. Very knowledgeable and well versed in history
star-5
The Best
Susan_R, Apr 2022
New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
Sergio was fantastic. He showed us Manhattan top to bottom and had vast knowledge of the area. Very professional. I have done a lot of tours of NYC and this was the best.
star-5
The Best Way to see New York!
Sheila_B, Apr 2022
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
This experience was even more fabulous than I thought it would be! So much better than jockeying for a good seat on an overcrowded bus! I highly recommend having the separate guide as Dan was able to tell us wonderful facts about what we were seeing when we left the car, while Robert the driver could drive around or wait for us. Robert also gave us some good facts. The two worked well together even though this was their first time. They totally customized what we saw to our interests which can be hard with two teenage boys in tow. My oldest was fascinated to see what he was learning about in his US history classes. Of course we were blessed with amazing weather but I believe they would have made it great even if it were raining. I wish i could give it 10 stars.
star-5
Awesome Tour a must do when in New York
Kelly_K, Dec 2021
Christmas in New York: Private Holiday History Tour
Had a great time learned so much from one tour guide to another well done my friend looking forward to seeing you again perhaps in Philly -Highly recommend you will be amazed thanks Kevin !
star-4
Awesome lights
Lisa_S, Dec 2021
New York City Christmas Lights and Markets Walking Tour
Store windows on fifth avenue and Saks music/light show were great. Kathryn’s sharing of various pictures of the mansions and other historical sites were interesting.
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Amazing!
Brittney_F, Jul 2021
New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission
Mr. J was FANTASTIC!!! He made the experience such a fantastic one! We are so appreciative! He was very informative and made us all laugh. He was very helpful as well!
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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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Fast and Furious
Denise_W, Feb 2020
New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
Our tour guide (John) was a walking historian... very knowledgeable. Our tour ended up being just my friend and I, which was fun. Starting out at a frosty 22 degrees, he made some quick adjustments to his schedule when a 15 minute walk in the wind didn’t really sound like much fun to us. He took us to some “off the beaten paths” for great photos, and when we showed interest in real estate, he incorporated as much info on that as he could. (Which was a lot!) It was a great experience, highly recommend it, especially if you don’t have much time in the City. You couldn’t ever see that much on your own. From Harlem to The Battery, Chinatown, TriBeCa, Times Square to the Upper East Side, Central Park and Lincoln Square and spring much more, we covered a LOT of ground!
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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