From the glittering lights of Broadway to the Coney Island boardwalk, the artisanal restaurants of Brooklyn to the sleek boutiques of Fifth Avenue, New York offers something for everyone. Founded as a Dutch trading port in the 17th century, the United States’ largest city now encompasses the cultures of the world. Food aficionados enjoy global delicacies in all formats, from street carts to Michelin-starred fare. Art lovers view classical masterpieces alongside cutting-edge contemporary works. Amid all the bustle and energy stand iconic skyscrapers and timeless landmarks, creating a thrilling cityscape like no other.
Arguably the ultimate spot for window shopping in the world, this storied avenue offers views of stunning jewels from Cartier and Bulgari and designer labels such as Gucci, Armani and Louis Vuitton. Rockefeller Center, Saks Fifth Avenue and the New York Public Library — with the stone lions Patience and Fortitude flanking its front entrance — are also located along this stretch.