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“Come for the shopping, stay for the architecture, musuems and lovely churches” 4 of 5 stars
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Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #36 of 609 Attractions in New York City
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Famous street offering some of the most expensive and fashionable shops in the city.
New York City, New York
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“Come for the shopping, stay for the architecture, musuems and lovely churches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

For me, the flow from Rockefeller Center to Sacks Fifth Avenue, for example, is seamless - both part of the nicest part of Midtown (no, I am not a fan of Times Square for the most part).

I don't find myself doing much shopping on Fifth Avenue, but it is also the avenue of things like the NY Public Library's main branch, the eastern side of Central Park, and Museum Mile, just to name a few of the highlights of what you will find as you travel along the avenue.

There's also St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, at 5th avenue and 53rd street, home to one of the world's greatest boys' choirs. I've not been there in a while, but I recall that their rehearsals are sometimes open to the public, and when they are in town, they do vespers during the week and such.

Visited March 2013
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“Good for shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you want to see a bunch of flagship stores on one street, this is it. Don't forget to check out FAO Schwarz for the giant piano! It's right behind the Apple Store, which you should check out too.

Visited June 2012
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“Great for shopping trips!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Loved the varieties of shops and department stores and window displays, especially loved our visit to Tiffany Co too.

Visited April 2012
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“The bus route is on my way to work.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

It's a beautiful avenue with lots of stores, St. Patrick's Cathedral
entrance to Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Visited March 2013
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“Shopping Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you are lucky enough to be able to afford the designer prices this is heaven if not then a bit of window shopping and people watchin is just as fun !

Visited February 2013
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