Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Rail Station
Midtown East, New York
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    This rail station is famous for their architecture. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Marie L.
    "Zodiac ceiling is my favourite part of this architectural marvel."(63 Tips)
    David G.
    "Oyster bar is amazing, and croissants in lower concourse"(36 Tips)
    Melissa H.
    "Amaze your out-of-towner pals with the famed whispering gallery!"(23 Tips)
    Réjane T.
    "Great architecture, food and snack selection, and people watching."(69 Tips)
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  • James P.heart icon on user image
    James PantherJune 20, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    A must visit for anyone new to New York City. Stunning architecture and always something going on. Be sure to check out the whispering gallery down the ramp to the lower level.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • A.J. O.heart icon on user image
    A.J. Ojeda-PonsDecember 6, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the most iconic train stations in the world! It’s never lost it’s charm! And you can shop for almost anything and also get a good meal. Explore all its secrets!
    Upvoted 15 hours ago
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 2, 2011
    Wide open spaces, sweeping high ceilings with beautiful artwork, and incredible architecture. Find and test out the whispering gallery in front of the Oyster Bar, a fascinating architectural oddity.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • annlouheart icon on user image
    annlouDecember 17, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    If you’re visiting New York, go see the Grand Central. So beautiful from the inside. And lots of good food as drinks options as well.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    This impressive train station sees literally thousands of commuters, and is a good way to take in the impressiveness of human ingenuity. Read more
  • Gossip Girl
    Gossip GirlMay 6, 2010
    This is where it all begins. Or ends. Where S returned from boarding school, where B headed to Yale, and where D and S struck up an unlikely romance. (I Will Always Love You) Read more
    Upvoted Apr 30
  • Lucky Magazine
    Lucky MagazineFebruary 12, 2010
    Have time to kill? The closest thing to a mall in NYC, the shops at Grand Central Station run the gamut from high-end lingerie to French pastries.
  • Mark B.heart icon on user image
    Mark BNovember 13, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    Commuters at rush hour, tourists all day long. A wonderful piece of NYC history. Great assortment of stores if shopping is your thing as well as good restaurant & bar scene...
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicOctober 2, 2016
    A free (and excellent) walking tour leaves every Friday at 12:30pm across the street in the atrium of 120 Park. Goes over the history and architecture of the Grand Central area.
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    The 67 tracks are numbered according to their geographic location in the terminal building rather than the trains' destinations, because all of the trains terminate at Grand Central.
    Upvoted May 16
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerFebruary 19, 2018
    Stand in the middle of the main hall, pull up the YouTube app on your phone, and watch the amazing Grand Central dance scene from The Fisher King.
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueNovember 17, 2018
    One of New York’s most iconic landmarks. Zodiac ceiling is my favourite part of this architectural marvel. Mandatory stop for tourists.
  • Raymond C.
    Raymond CollinsSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    There is a very cool whispering hall just south of the famous main room with the ceiling mural. If you exit that main area on the southeast side and make a right, a right, go down a hall, it's there
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureNovember 14, 2014
    Pause to view Grand Central's glittering ceiling painted with a map of the constellations from the night sky. Shops, an annual holiday market, special events, and restaurants also attract attention. Read more
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍March 5, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    Grand Central Terminal is the quintessential New York City's train station shown in many movies and tv shows with its interior grand central plaza surrounded by grand staircases and platform entrances
  • Peter C. F.heart icon on user image
    Peter C. FrankNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a great meeting place. Centrally located in NYC's midtown, most natives will meet at the "info booth"in the middle of the main lobby, where the four-faced opal clock sits on top.
  • Jesse E.
    Jesse EchevJanuary 10, 2019
    Been here 100+ times
    If you’re a citibike rider, there is the main bike dock with tons of bikes available at the south end of the terminal, or if you’re planning on taking the bike west or north, there’s the 44th st dock.
  • Christian N.heart icon on user image
    Christian NelsonJuly 10, 2016
    Most beautiful landmark in NYC! A must see with its charming little shops and boutiques inside.
    Upvoted May 10
  • Tyheart icon on user image
    TyOctober 23, 2019
    Been here 100+ times
    If your train track has 2 digits its on the upper level. If it has triple digits train is on the lower level. Higher track #s on the West Side of the Terminal...(Rite Aid Train Museum Side)
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Look up. If you're in the main concourse, look for the constellation of Cancer the crab; they left a brick of what it looked like before renovation (it's the really dark square in the corner).
  • Daisy B.heart icon on user image
    Daisy BogarinApril 15, 2016
    So beautiful. It's a great place to visit and all of the subways are here so you're able to travel from one place to another. Must visit if you are in New York!
    Upvoted Mar 28
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 29, 2019
    Take photos in the main concourse - it's a really architecturally beautiful terminal. In the winter you'll find great markets and a holiday train exhibit.
    Upvoted Mar 29
  • Ouranique Z.heart icon on user image
    Ouranique ZarnaveliJanuary 8, 2019
    What a station!!!! A must visited place, but you should do it late at night, because at morning hours it is so much crowded and you will miss all that beauty.....
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍March 5, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    You may not need to visit Grand Central Terminal when in New York City but, this iconic building is worth a stop to take in a slice of the local life and admire its beauty
    Upvoted Apr 17
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a Shake Shack downstairs where you can not only get the burger of your dreams, but also a bottle of wine for the road to go with it. Your commute just got 100x better.
    Upvoted Mar 29
  • Nadia S.heart icon on user image
    Nadia SwanJune 2, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    It is always a highlight seeing the hustle and bustle of so many people in one place. The astronomical ceiling is beautiful and the architecture is typical of the era!
    Upvoted Mar 29
  • Chris K.heart icon on user image
    Chris KennedyAugust 16, 2019
    Grand central station used to be a filthy.. windows and ceiling covered in black dirt from cigarettes.. it’s since been restored to its former glory. One small patch of black remains on the roof.
    Upvoted Apr 17
  • Mert A.heart icon on user image
    Mert AygünSeptember 16, 2016
    One of the most impressive and historical building in the city. There is a classy Apple Store on 2nd floor of station.
    Upvoted Mar 30
  • Peter C. F.heart icon on user image
    Peter C. FrankNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The world's greatest train terminal. Great shops and lots of hidden gems here. Definitely look into its history, and marvel at the splendor of this magnificent landmark!
    Upvoted Apr 17
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Worlds best train station. Whether your here for the tasty food, architecture, shopping, or a train it's a wonderful place to be.
    Upvoted Mar 30
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatJuly 23, 2012
    Take a free tour around Grand Central Station to have a better insight of the architecture and structure of this building!! Check out the constellation mural on the ceiling, it's amazing :-)
    Upvoted Mar 29
  • Ritchie M.heart icon on user image
    Ritchie MolessoFebruary 11, 2015
    Amazing inside. The ceiling light show is amazing at Xmas time.Lovely shops and of course; "The Oyster Bar" has excellent food and a nice place to bring a date, girlfriend, wife, etc.
    Upvoted Apr 18
  • Georgeheart icon on user image
    GeorgeOctober 30, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    ProTip: amazing selfie light from the Apple signs on the stairs leading to the Apple store. Use them to light your face with the station in the background!
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Elliot C.heart icon on user image
    Elliot ChanceAugust 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I highly recommend the Audio Tour which is only $5 or included with most city passes. It does a great job of explaining everything around the terminal (and why it's not a station)
    Upvoted Mar 30
  • Norman E.heart icon on user image
    Norman EllisMay 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Almost didn't want to check in to my little midtown Oasis. Great spot for lunch or just to sit and unwind and in the sun. Come after 2pm and you should have no problem nabbing a table.
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    For the city’s freshest selection of oysters, head downstairs to the beloved Oyster Bar, which has been serving up briny shellfish (and chowders and fresh fish) under a vaulted tiled roof for decades.
    Upvoted Mar 30
  • Louisa K.heart icon on user image
    Louisa KAugust 23, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    Gorgeous train terminal. It has a Michelin rated restaurant and many other great dining and shopping options. If you want to start off you day right and are taking a train, this is the place to be.
    Upvoted Apr 2
  • Chris B.heart icon on user image
    Chris BelseyApril 8, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Epic, beautiful station that has been restored to its former glory. A must see plus some great food in the lower hall. Shake Shack is a must! 😻🍔
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • Irene C.
    Irene CaamañoOctober 7, 2014
    If you're visiting NY for the first time you have to visit this awesome place. You can take a coffee or even buy fruit because it has a fresh market inside.
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • Edward D.heart icon on user image
    Edward DelfinoSeptember 14, 2018
    Don’t call it “Grand Central Station” (that’s the name of the nearby Post Office). Iconic and a must-see while visiting NYC. The shops are more numerous and better than ever.
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • High Quality Tours H.
    High Quality Tours HQTSeptember 3, 2015
    Check out the Black Square in one of the corners of the ceiling, shows what it was like when they allowed cigars! Learn this and so much more from our professional guides on a tour with us today! #hqt Read more
    Upvoted Apr 12
  • Apurva P.heart icon on user image
    Apurva PathakJune 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Do you know there is Tennis court on one of the floors of Grand Central? Maybe the 4th floor? Open to the public. Vanderbilt courts of something. Courts are affordable by 10pm.
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareNovember 2, 2013
    Billy Taggart tails Paul Andrews through Grand Central Station and boards a train with him in Broken City (2013) as Paul travels to meet the Mayor's wife in a secluded beach house.
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • Tina W.heart icon on user image
    Tina WongMarch 13, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The constellation ceiling and the pretty Beaux Arts architecture is truly one of a kind in NYC. It's becoming a dying, rare breed unfortunately to have such buildings around.
  • Naomie C.heart icon on user image
    Naomie ChervilOctober 13, 2012
    Luv luv this place...the bars, restaurant, shopping lots of shopping most of the subway r connected...the 5 pm rush I just luv being @ central...check juniors cheese cake and the oysters bar the best
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • ᴡ E.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ ElliotApril 29, 2015
    The tours are well worth it. Meet in the Station Master's office, try to see the glass catwalks, hear all the terminal's secrets. Even as a local, I learned a ton. Really enjoyed it.
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Lenny G.heart icon on user image
    Lenny GalloDecember 10, 2023
    Always a fun place to visit if you’re a tourist, and generally a nightmare if you’re a local. Fun shops and dining make for a pleasant experience.
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • Willow C.heart icon on user image
    Willow ChanMarch 19, 2016
    Must visit place in New York. Many may miss out this iconic building. Beautiful structure and an extra visit to the Apple Store located inside as well.
    Upvoted Apr 1
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesAugust 30, 2012
    The terminal above may be beautiful, but there's art underground as well! Artist Dan Sinclair created two gear-like pieces to reflect the hustle and bustle of the station. Read more
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Jess M.heart icon on user image
    Jess MayaOctober 24, 2021
    Look for the corner of the whispers (or it’s called something like that). Great view. If you need to rest, go to the Dinning court and you’ll find good options.
    Upvoted Apr 11
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