Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 


Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal (often called Grand Central Station, which is actually the name of a nearby post office) is a majestic building in Midtown Manhattan. Opened in 1871, Grand Central Terminal was once the largest and busiest railway station in the United States until replaced by Penn Station at Eighth Avenue and 31st Street. Nevertheless, Grand Central Terminal remains a busy station for the Metro-North Railroad, carrying commuters to and from the neighboring counties in New York State and Connecticut. 
Grand Central Terminal, New York City
Grand Central Terminal by Fcb981

Grand Central Terminal is a popular destination for many visitors to the city, attracted by the building’s grand architecture and Art Deco interiors. The Municipal Arts Society offers free (donations accepted) guided tours on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. starting at the information center on the main Concourse. The Grand Central Partnership also offers free guided tours on Fridays at 12:30 pm starting from the Sculpture Court at the Whitney Museum located across Grand Central Terminal.

Inside Grand Central Terminal, New York City
Inside Grand Central Terminal by ChrisRuvolo

Grand Central Terminal offers a great shopping experience with retailers selling jewelry, apparel, accessories, beauty products, electronics, and gifts. Many of the stores are located along the Lexington Passage and 42nd Street Passage. For gourmet foods, the Grand Central Market offers plenty of options including cheeses, pastries, salamis, and chocolates. There are also the casual and fine dining restaurants with several located at the Lower Level Dining Concourse and the Balcony.

Location: 87 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Website: Grand Central Terminal 


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