Virtual Tour: 5th Avenue from Bryant Park to St. Patrick Cathedral

Today we take you on a virtual tour of one of our favorite parts of Manhattan: 5th Avenue between Bryant Park and St. Patrick Cathedral.

This area of Manhattan is not only one of the most touristy, but it also allows you to see many significant landmarks.

This walk would take about 10 minutes if you did not stop at all. Of course, taking this walk as a tourist would take at least twice as long, if not half an hour, because you would stop to take pictures, look at storefronts, and so on.

If you want to go into some of the stores (and there are some really nice ones), allow at least 1 hours.

The walk is about 0.4 Mile or 700 mt.

Introduction

The best way to get around New York is to walk. The city always made specifically to help you do this, with its checkerboard shape and plenty of stores that invite you to stop by.

In case you have to get around using the subway instead, we recommend reading these helpful articles from our blog:

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE NYC SUBWAY

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42nd Street – the begin of our Virtual Tour on the 5th Avenue

We begin this virtual walk at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. This is where you will find Bryant Park, which, no matter what season you visit New York, we strongly recommend you visit.

Bryant Park is one of New Yorkers’ favorite areas of New York City. Here they stop for an outdoor lunch break, for a walk, to try one of the many free activities it offers, such as playing Ping Pong.

On Google Bryant Park has over 72 thousand reviews and an average rating of 4.7. Highest. Click HERE to open the map.

If you visit New York between early November and March and enjoy ice skating, then come to Bryant Park. This park is the only location in Midtown Manhattan where you can ice skate FOR FREE.

For all the info on skating rinks in New York, read the article below:

ICE SKATING IN NYC – FULL GUIDE

45th Street – a stop on our Virtual Tour for all basketball lovers

At the intersection of 45th Street and 5th Avenue you will find the NBA store.

This store is a must for everyone who loves American Basketball. Inside there are lots of jerseys, shorts, basketballs and lots of gadgets. If you are looking for a Christmas or birthday gift and the birthday boy/girl loves the NBA, you are sure to find the perfect gift here.

Click HERE for a Google map with all the store info. Again, high marks: 4.5 average out of almost 5 thousand reviews.

46th Street – A fantastic Book Store

Are you looking for a book? You must then pay a visit to Barnes & Nobles at the intersection of 46th Street and 5th Avenue. 3 floors full of Books, Guides, Comics, Photo Albums and so much more.

On the 2nd floor you will also find a cafe, a great idea for a break.

Find the link to Google Maps HERE: over 7.5 thousand reviews and an average of 4.5 for this fantastic book store.

Adidas & Puma Flagship Stores

Continuing on 5th Avenue in a northerly direction you will find 2 flagship stores with a sporty feel.

The first is Adidas, at the intersection with 46th Street (HERE). The second is Puma‘s, at the intersection with 49th Street (HERE).

If you are looking for a sporty garment or just want to see the latest from these 2 brands, then go check out these stores.

49th Street – Saks 5th Avenue

Saks 5th Avenue is one of New York’s most famous clothing stores. It is spread over many floors and offers clothes for adults and children.

This clothing store is especially famous during the holiday season because of the Lights and Sounds Show set up on its outside wall.

For all the info, we refer you to the article below:

SAKS 5th AVENUE LIGHTS SHOW – KEY INFO

Conclusions of our Virtual Tour on the 5th Avenue

If you come to New York you have to visit the 5th Avenue that runs from Bryant Park to St. Patrick Cathedral.

The story continues in the coming days with the continuation of 5th Avenue from St. Patrick Cathedral to the Plaza Hotel.

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