Touring Grand Central Terminal, the most beloved train station in New York, is like taking a journey through time... Its facade is inspired by Greek architecture and gods. The Main Concourse’s ceiling shows elaborate depictions of the Zodiac signs. Here, you will also find the world-famous clock at the information booth. This site has been featured in countless shows and movies – you just have to see it!
While you are walking around, pay close attention to the building’s architecture – the influence of the Vanderbilt family, who financed the terminal’s construction in the 19th Century, can be seen in architectural finishes and the hall named after them. The Campbell Bar the will transport you to the glamorous 1920s and the Dining Concourse will bring you back to modern times. Get our tips on photographing this site and many other must-see attractions.
As a top tourist spot, Grand Central can keep visitors occupied for hours. Shopping and dining are great ways to spend your time as the station is home to fine dining, high-end shops, boutiques and casual eateries. No matter your taste or budget, Grand Central has something for everyone.
Take a tour of the terminal to learn about the anecdotes, history and quirks that most people, even locals, are unaware of. What’s more, the terminal also hosts diverse events year-round. There’s always something going on – from annual train shows, to fairs and movie showings. Consult their Events page to see what’s happening right now.
42nd St at Park Avenue
The terminal is open everyday from 5:30am to 2am. Stores and restaurants have their own opening hours.
From the Manhattan at Times Square, take a short, 15-minute walk to 42nd St and the corner of Park Avenue.
If you are an early bird, take advantage of our Free Grab n' Go Breakfast package and head to the terminal early to beat the crowds. Click here to learn more about all the perks included in your stay at the Manhattan.
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