If fashion is your passion then you’ll want to hit up Fifth Avenue during your trip to The Big Apple. Often called, “the most expensive street in the world,” Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare lined with expensive high end shops in Manhattan. If you’re looking for the latest fashion trends, some exciting housewares or just some cheesy tourist souvenirs, you can find them on Fifth Avenue along with a host of fine dining and entertainment.
Fifth Avenue is home to many famous traditions such as window shopping at Tiffany’s, the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, or shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue Department Store. With all this opulent wealth in one place it’s no wonder that you can find Trump Tower nearby. The building is quite impressive so stop by and take a peek if you get a chance.
There are many landmark stores to pop into on your visit. FAO Schwartz is a toy store so large and so famous it has been featured in countless movies. You won’t want to miss the giant floor-piano made famous in the movie “Big” when Tom Hanks danced across its keys. Also not to be missed are the three “B’s” known as Bendels, Bloomingdales, and Bergdorf. These ultra high end clothing stores are the dream of many little fashion conscious girls growing up and also often appear in TV shows and movies. Think you’ve been to the Apple store? Well the flagship store that resides in the big apple itself never closes, and it’s huge. If you’re a fan of the Apple products then this store is not to be missed.
If your main reason for being in NY centers on shopping then don’t hesitate to book your hotel near Fifth Avenue. In order to get a feel for all that is available you can sign up for a walking or bus tour of the area. Get the lay of the land before heading out to shop!
Location: 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NY
Website: 5th Avenue New York