If you’re visiting NYC and haven’t seen Grand Central Terminal yet, you definitely need to add this to your city bucket list. As one of the nation’s most famous landmarks, Grand Central is guaranteed to amaze its visitors with its beautiful architecture and design.
Unveiled in 1913, GCT was built with an extreme craft, catering to its magnificent details, while also keeping in mind the importance of efficiency in transportation. Its unique outcome has become an essential piece of New York City’s history.
Aside from being a famous train terminal, GCT is also known for its shops, restaurants, and market. Grand Central is the world’s largest train station and is home to 35 dining options, 68 shops, and an extensive market that sells seafood, pastries, and other fine foods.
Free walking tours are available every Sunday at 10am which are led by one of GCT’s expert docents. The tour provides extensive information and history on sights within Grand Central. Reservations are required and can be booked here.
If you’re interested in a guided tour and can’t make the free Sunday one, daily tours are offered for $20 per adult and start at 12:30pm, lasting approx. 75 minutes. Audio tours are also available everyday from 9am-6pm and cost $9 per adult. If interested in either the guided or audio tour, find the specially marked “GCT Tour” window on the main concourse for tickets, audio headsets, and guided maps.
Grand Central Terminal is located at 89 E 42nd St in Midtown Manhattan and is open from 5:30 am to 2:30am.