Fifth Avenue: History and Marvels of New York City's Most Famous Street

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2.5 miles
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Duration 1h - 1h 30m
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Walk the very bottom of the New York's majestic skyline with your in-app audio tour
  • Find out about what the Flatiron Building has in common with a Greek column
  • Do window-shopping at the Tiffany & Co. like Audrey Hepburn's protagonist would
  • Seize the opportunity of scenic viewing from the famous observatories on your way
  • Explore the eclectic landscape and recharge under the lush foliage of Central Park
Welcome to Fifth Avenue, New York City’s premier thoroughfare in the heart of Manhattan. This tour invites you to march up this grand street of iconic landmarks that are certainly worth a walk through. Washington Square is where both the tour and the Avenue begin. A block away, you will discover the easy-to-miss Washington Mews, a gated historic street lined with tiny photo-op cottages. Up the Avenue, you will pass by the fancy-shaped Flatiron Building, which is one of the city's oldest skyscrapers. Between 33d and 34th Streets, you will get a chance to see up to five states from the 102nd floor of New York’s first supertall, Empire State Building. Next, you will take in the sublime beauty of the New York Public Library, a largest marble edifice ever created in the United States. Later, the exquisite emblem of Art Deco-era Manhattan, Rockefeller Center, will draw you in with the postcard view of its Channel Gardens. Steps away from there, you will be jolted into the past as you see the ornate medieval architecture of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Closer to Central Park, you will notice the glinting Trump Tower standing out from its storied peers with the modern glitz and glam. Finally, you will stroll through the hallmark Central Park, an elaborate work of landscape art of the 19th century. Join this tour of Fifth Avenue to be amazed by the way its skyline rears upward to various heights and how the historical and iconic are mingled with the modern.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendation of a flagship art gallery with free admission
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Tickets to observatories — recommended to buy in advance
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Washington Square Arch
Washington Square North, Manhattan
Central Park's Southeast Corner
Central Park's Southeast Corner
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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