Touring Grand Central Terminal is like taking a journey through time. With its facade inspired by Greek architecture and the ceiling of the Main Concourse’s with its elaborate depictions of the Zodiac signs, this is one of the most beloved train stations in New York. Here, you will find the world-famous clock at the information booth, as well as an iconic 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 Roaring '20s, while the Dining Concourse brings 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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