New York City is most definitely a gem among the world’s great cities. And Grand Central Terminal serves as the city’s “Crown Jewel”. This historic world-famous landmark in Midtown Manhattan is far more than just a major transportation hub – it is the home of major rail, bus and subway lines.
Under its soaring zodiac ceiling is a shopping, dining, and cultural destination with 60 shops including a grocery store, 35 dining venues and ongoing concerts and events.
Grand Central’s first passengers boarded here in 1913. In 1978, architect Philip Johnson and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis helped attain landmark status for the Terminal, ensuring the striking beux arts building would serve travelers and visitors for generations to come. One of the main attractions, the four-faced opal clock tower, sits in the center of the Main Concourse above the Information Booth and is a favorite meeting place. With 750,000 visitors daily, Grand Central Terminal is one of the most-visited destinations in New York City, second only to Times Square. Pay it a visit soon!
Visit: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, 212-340-2583; grandcentralterminal.com; grandcentral-dining; grandcentralshops