One of the places to visit in New York that you don’t want to miss is Fifth Avenue. It is not your average thoroughfare, as it is famous for being full of many different restaurants, shopping venues, and hotels, especially the area of Fifth Avenue that is located in the middle of 49th
Fifth Avenue has been called one of the most expensive shopping streets in the whole world. The street itself starts at the Washington Square Park at Greenwich Village and heads north towards Midtown near Central Park and ends right at the Harlem River on 142nd St.
Fifth Avenue Has A Rich History
The first business establishment built on Fifth Avenue was a department store built by Benjamin called the B. Altman and Company. It helped to set the trend of a high class fashion district full of classy shopping venues. The trend of expensive stores continued as more affluent people moved into the area near Fifth Avenue, mostly in the area in between 59th
This district has several famous apartments that were built in the 1920s by famous architects like Candela and Carpenter. Fifth Avenue is known for being one of the only main streets in the Manhattan area that didn’t have streetcars. It featured a Fifth Avenue Coach instead.
Fifth Avenue is also where some famous parades travel, such as the annual Saint Patrick’s parade and the yearly Macy’s Day Parade. Plus, there is a Puerto Rican Day Parade that runs every year on Fifth Avenue.
Shopping along Fifth Avenue
On one of your day trips to New York, you can go on a shopping spree along Fifth Avenue. There are several luxury shops to choose from, including the Lord and Taylor department store, Louis Vuitton, Saks 5th
Ave department store, Tiffany & Co., Apple Store, Gucci, Armani, Adidas, Bottega Venteta, Prada, Fendi, Zara, Versace, Cartier, Tommy Hilfiger, Omega, Gap, Chanel
, Nike, United Colors of Benetton
, Swarovksi, BCBG Max Azria, Bvlgari, Harry Winston, Salvatore Ferragamo, Disel, Escada, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, and lots of other expensive, but fabulous stores.
Hotels Along Fifth Avenue
After a long day of shopping you will need a place to stay along Fifth Avenue. There are several hotels such as the Carlyle Hotel, which is very fancy and considered to be rated five stars. It even has a 24 hour butler. There is also the Plaza Hotel at Fifth and 60th
streets. It is good because it is very near all of the shopping areas and restaurants so you don’t have far to go to stay in hotels in New York.
Another well known hotel near Fifth Avenue is the Dream Hotel, which is considered to be a chic and comfortable place to stay and if you book in advance, you can save money.
All in all, Fifth Avenue is a big adventure for tourists and other visitors and is full of shopping, food, and great places to see and things to do.