New York City Tour through the center of Manhattan

Urban Walk · New York
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9 km
Duration
2:18 h
Ascent
50 m
Descent
24 m
Tour route With refreshment stops Culture Cultural/historical value
Impressive tour through the center of Manhattan with many of the the most popular sights.
On the tour through the city we pass many of the famous sights of Manhattan and can admire different architectural styles. The Flatiron Building with its iron-like shape, the Grand Central Terminal with its romantic façade and the Empire State Building are just a few examples of impressive buildings on the way through the city. It also crosses Broadway with its brightly lit billboards. This section of the route is particularly impressive in the evening, as both the star ceiling of the Grand Central Terminal and the Empire State Building are particularly well illuminated. The "Top of the Rock" of the Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building are particularly suitable for getting an overview of the city and enjoying a special panorama. For shopping enthusiasts, the large Macy's department store on Herald Square is a must, while Madison Square Garden, which can also be visited, attracts sports enthusiasts. The Times Square and its famous red staircases are full of hustle and bustle. We find peace and quiet in Central Park which is also called the "Green Lung of New York City".

Author’s recommendation

The illuminated Empire State Building at night is a "must see"!
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Difficulty
easy
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Altitude
66 m
16 m
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Rest Stop

Flatiron Building
Rockefeller Center
Grand Central Terminal
Central Park Zoo
Times Square
Central Park
Broadway

Equipment

Comfortable shoes and warm clothes in the winter months! Very important, because in New York it can get really cold 

Start

Flatiron Building (30 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
40.741133, -73.989891
UTM
18T 585283 4510511

Destination

Empire State Building

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point, the Flatiron Building, the footpath leads us across 5th Ave and Broadway north through the city to Herald Square. There we turn left onto W 35th St and reach the large Macy's department store. We continue on 7th Ave and W 33rd St to Madison Square Garden. We return via Broadway to the famous red staircase of Times Square at W 47th St. Afterwards we continue north via 7th Ave to Central Park by taking a short walk. It can be extended at will, because there is a lot to discover in this huge park. Via the Ave of the Americas (6th Ave) in southern direction we reach the Rockefeller Center with the open-air ice rink in front. To get to the Grand Central Terminal, we first turn left onto W 49th St, then right onto Madison Ave, and finally left onto E 42nd St. The last attraction of the tour, the Empire State Building, can be reached by following Park Avenue until we turn right onto E 33rd St. Shortly after crossing 5th Ave, the Empire State Building rises into the sky in front of us and we have reached the end of the city tour through the centre of Manhattan.

Public transport

Take bus lines M1, M2, M3, M5 to station 5 Av/w 23 St or take metro lines N, Q, R to the station 23 Street.

Parking

Parking in parking garages in Manhattan very expensive (1/2 hour can be over $40) and therefore not recommended. Park outside, such as the Rego Center Mall, 96-05 Queens Blvd., Rego Park NY 11374 and take the subway to Manhattan. 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Jessica Schäfer
Updated: 2019-06-26

Travel Guide: Urban walks in New York

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Jessica Schäfer
2017-06-12
In New York gibt es einfach wahnsinnig viel zu erkunden. Die St. Patrick Kathedrale habe ich mir auch angeschaut. Die ist wirklich sehenswert ;)

Annette Wimmer
2016-09-05
Top Tour. Wenn ihr noch Zeit übrig habt (ich weiß, übrige Zeit in New York gibt es nicht) unbedingt die St. Patrick Kathedrale vis-a-vis vom Rockefeller ansehen, lohnt sich.
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Patrick Schmidt
2016-05-23
Da bin ich auch bald! Werde die Stadt mal anhand deiner Tour erkunden :-)
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