Spring/Summer Travel Destination
March 27, 2019
When traveling to New York City, no trip is complete without a visit to the city’s most extraordinary public space, Grand Central Terminal. Famously saved by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and rehabilitated by the MTA, Grand Central is more than just a transit hub. Ranked on TripAdvisor as one of the top ten “things to do in New York City,” the iconic, admission-free building is renowned for its architecture, rich history, and shopping. With top-name restaurateurs and chefs joining the ranks, travelers will not want to miss out on this culinary hotspot.
If you’re writing about spring and summer travel destinations, please consider including Grand Central Terminal in your coverage, as well as the following information:
- Dining – Grand Central Terminal has become one of New York City’s premier dining destinations. With fine dining, lounges, and casual eateries, there are over 30 options available across three levels of the Terminal. Visitors can discover the newly opened Tartinery, New York’s take on the classic Parisian café-bar; or the Great Northern Food Hall and Michelin-starred Agern, two Danish dining establishments conceived by internationally acclaimed restaurateur Claus Meyer. Other standouts include famed chef Art Smith’s Art Bird & Whiskey Bar; Food Network chef Donatella Arpaia’s Prova Pizzabar; and beloved New York staples Shake Shack and Magnolia Bakery. For more info, please visit www.grandcentralterminal.com/restaurants/.
- Shop for a Taste of New York – The Terminal’s Grand Central Market offers a European-style shopping experience with entirely local New York City vendors. The 12 vendors, many of which source their products locally, sell a variety of seasonal products, ingredients, and prepared foods, making it a one-stop shop for authentic New York delicacies. Conveniently located, with over 160 types of seafood, 400 types of cheeses and meats, and fresh bread baked on-site, Grand Central Market is the perfect place to find what you need for a picnic in the park, an Airbnb sans kitchen, or a thoughtful gift for your host. For more info, visit www.grandcentralterminal.com/grand-central-market/.
- Iconic Bars – For baseball fans passing through after a game to tourists and locals looking for a place to cool off, Grand Central Terminal has a variety of unique bars that offer a memorable experience in the heart of NYC. Beloved by both locals and visitors, popular bars include the Gerber Group’s The Campbell cocktail bar, a reimagined historic space; the bar at Cipriani Dolci, which offers Italian wines with an iconic view of the Main Concourse; and a nautical-themed saloon at the esteemed Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant. For more information, please visit www.grandcentralterminal.com/bars/.
- Spring Tours – New York City is full of unique buildings, but few can say they have as much allure, grandeur, and talked-about history – not to mention secrets – as Grand Central Terminal. Tourists and locals alike can explore the mysteries and history of the Terminal during guided and audio tours. Docent-led tours depart daily at 12:30 p.m. and run about 75 minutes. The self-guided audio tour can last 30 minutes to an hour, and is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Italian, and German. For more information, please visit www.grandcentralterminal.com/tours/.
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