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42nd Street
Times Square is one of New York City’s most-visited landmarks and no street encapsulates all this destination has to offer quite like 42nd Street.  It represents the heart of the Big Apple and the ultimate success to actors and actresses looking to make it on stage. But this busy spot has more to offer travelers than just live entertainment. 

In addition to being the center of the theater district and a Times Square thoroughfare, this iconic stretch of street that runs from east to west is also home to several of the city’s most impressive sites. First-time visitors to this east coast city can check out the stunning Grand Central Station, Bryan Park’s urban Oasis, the United Nation’s Headquarters and the New York City Public Library without ever leaving 42nd Street!

Since this is the main artery of one of America’s favorite cities, travelers will find it not only easy to access, but also easy to navigate, thanks to the fact that literally all subway lines lead to 42th Street.  Travelers can take a west side train and wander by foot to the east, or use the number 7 train to journey across the city. Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station also make 42nd Street easy to access for those staying just outside the city, too.

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Nearly all subways lead to 42nd Street, so travelers will find easy access using the city’s mass transit. Visitors who want to start exploring 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal should take the 4 or 5 trains, while those looking to check out Bryant Park can take the B, D or F trains. The N, Q and R and 2 and 3 trains are located in Times Square, while the A, C and E trains stop at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.
Address: 42nd Street, New York City, New York, USA, USA
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NYC Walking Tour: Broadway History and Culture

Get an insider’s look at Broadway, the heart of the American theater industry, on this two-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the history and happenings of New York City’s famous theater district. Hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today from a guide who is actually a Broadway performer.
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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Holdouts: A NYC Architecture Walking Tour

Explore another side of Manhattan’s ever-busy Midtown neighborhood—and discover details that most visitors overlook—on this 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour. Choose between convenient morning or afternoon departure times, and find your guide at an accessible meeting point in Midtown East. As you explore the area, you’ll learn all about the holdouts who refused to sell their properties to developers, and how their personal stories changed the layout of the city, and the look and feel of its skyscrapers, forever.
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THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE

Want to experience a side of Manhattan that not even locals see? This 90-minute tour of New York City is a visual treat. Board the multimillion-dollar coach, loaded with stadium-style seats, all of which are side facing and allow for optimum views of the City that Never Sleeps. With multimedia to complement the views, the coach brings attractions such as Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Times Square to life. Learn about the history and culture of each place, as the immersive technology takes you inside each attraction like never before.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Excursion Contrastes de Nueva York

Si su intención es hacerse una idea completa de Nueva York, no debe perder la oportunidad de conocer los distritos de Brooklyn, Bronx y Queens con un guia de habla Hispana que los acompañara durante todo el recorrido, haciendo paradas para hacer fotografías, hablando de Historia y compartiendo experiencias. Toda la oferta cultural y turística no acaba en Manhattan, con la excursión contrastes de Nueva York: La excursión autentica con la que usted podrá apreciar el día a día de los New Yorquinos.
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Expert-Led Private Tour of New York City's Architecture

Delve into the history of the buildings that define the New York City skyline on a private, 3-hour walking architecture tour. Stroll down the famous 42nd Street corridor with a longtime New York resident and architectural expert, stopping along the way to learn about Midtown Manhattan's most iconic structures like the Chrysler Building, Ford Foundation, Grand Central Station and the the New York Public Library. Price is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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NYC Awesome Architecture Private Tour by Foot and Subway

Traverse the ‘Big Apple’ on foot and discover some of the city’s best architecture on this 4-hour private tour. Learn about the history of New York City as you visit famous landmarks like Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, the Flatiron Building, and more. Admire architecture from the 1700s to present day and see styles ranging from Beaux Arts to Art Deco.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Guided 42nd Street Architecture Tour

Manhattan's 42nd Street is located in the heart of the Big Apple and this popular privately guided tour of the thoroughfare's architecture is one of the most popular tour's in Times Square. Learn about the diverse neighborhoods that line this dynamic street as you wander alongside your expert guide. Learn about the history of iconic building and discover the mystery of some of the city's lesser-known gems. Whether you're a first-time visitors or a resident of this great city, the 42nd Street architectural tour is a must!
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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