New York City Madison Avenue Tours
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Madison Avenue is home to designer shops and fine dining restaurants, and remains a coveted address for the world's top advertising agencies. But you can enjoy more than just shopping—visit the Met Breuer Museum, swing by Madison Square Park, or walk east to 5th Avenue to stroll New York's Museum Mile.
Find art galleries, museums, and Central Park, only one block west, on 5th Avenue. If you’re a shopping enthusiast, browse the designer stores of Roberto Cavalli, Dior, and Gucci on a private, luxury shopping tours. Alternatively, see landmark buildings on an architecture walking tour or get your bearings with ease on a sightseeing bus tour, most of which drive along Madison and pass Times Square and Bryant Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Arts enthusiasts shouldn't miss Madison Avenue's world-renowned galleries and museums on Museum Mile.
- Keep an eye out for views of New York's iconic buildings, such as the Empire State and MetLife Buildings, and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
- Madison Avenue is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.
How to Get There
Madison Avenue covers a long swath of Manhattan—it runs north to south, from 23rd Street to 142nd Street. You can easily reach Madison Avenue by subway or bus; take the 4, 5, or 6 train, which runs along Lexington Avenue, two blocks east of Madison. You can also take the M1 bus, which runs uptown on Madison Avenue, and downtown on 5th Avenue.
When to Get There
There's never a bad time to visit Madison Avenue, with most shops and restaurants open seven days a week. If you're visiting Madison along with one of New York's nearby museums (such as the Guggenheim or Metropolitan Museum of Art), plan to visit during the week—museums are most crowded on weekends.
Visiting the Morgan Library & Museum
One of New York's hidden gems is the Morgan Library & Museum. The museum hosts public programs, events, and rotating art exhibitions from an Italian Renaissance-style villa. The 1906 library—home to paintings, Netherlandish tapestry, and ornate bookshelves—make it worth a trip. The museum is located at 225 Madison Avenue and hosts free hours, weekly, on Friday evenings.
Address: Madison Avenue, New York City, USA
4 Tours and Activities to Experience New York City Madison Avenue
An Exclusive Personalized Shopping Tour with a Top Stylist Designed for Navigating New York’s Most Fashionable District Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side is America's largest luxury shopping district, containing 400 establishments in this 1.5 mile historic area. Madison Avenue features the flagship boutiques of the finest fashion houses and jewelry designers; celebrated restaurants; internationally renowned hotels; The Met Breuer museum and 100 galleries. Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flavor that's distinctively New York.
Want to experience a side of Manhattan that not even locals see? This tour of New York City is a visual treat. Board the multimillion-dollar coach, loaded with stadium-style seats, all of which are side facing and allow for optimum views of the City that Never Sleeps. With multimedia to complement the views, the coach brings attractions such as Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Times Square to life. Learn about the history and culture of each place, as the immersive technology takes you inside each attraction like never before.
Enjoy the rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look into the process of gourmet chocolate making. On a private tasting experience at Chocolat Michel Cluizel, sample a variety of cocoa-based treats, including hot chocolate, pastries, macarons, and bon bons. Your guide gives you an overview of the store's techniques, leaving you with a new perspective on the painstaking detail that goes into chocolate.
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