From Macy’s – the world’s largest department store! – to amazing savings at discount outlets, these are the top tours and experiences in New York City for shoppers
From Fifth Avenue’s awe-inspiring stores to the discount wonderland of Woodbury Common outside the city, shoppers will love these tours and experiences in New York!
First up on our round-up of shopping-inspired tours and experiences in New York, it’s the world’s largest store: The Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square.
Taking up a whole block and 10.5 levels, it’s no wonder a tour of this staggering retail space is popular: the property covers 2 million square feet!
Learn all about the store’s illustrious history (the chain was founded way back in 1858) on this informed tour, which comes complete with a Macy’s Visitor Savings pass!
Alternatively, you could combine your trip to Macy’s – a National Historic Landmark, by the way – with a visit to the top of one of the city’s most famous buildings, the 443m-tall Empire State Building, undoubtedly one of the best things to do in New York!
This iconic structure is located only 10 minutes from Macy’s by foot, making this tour a perfect way to spend an afternoon. From its observatories – located on the 86th and 102nd floors – you’ll be able to see the Statue of Liberty, The Rockefeller Centre and more.
Be sure to visit the Art Deco-inspired Empire State Building Official Store on the second floor afterward, for cute apparel and tasteful souvenirs.
Nowhere does outlet villages quite like the US: case in point, the sprawling Woodbury Common. Situated 45 miles away from the city, you can reach this shopping wonderland in little over an hour when driving from Manhattan.
This experience takes the stress of traveling totally out of the equation, as you catch a coach from Port Authority Bus Terminal and back again.
Once again, there’s a VIP coupon book to enjoy, as you shop at 220+ designer outlet stores, ranging from Prada to Burberry, and Coach to MaxMara, plus many more!
Last up on our shopping-inspired tours and experiences in New York round-up is the 48 Hour Hop-off New York City Bus Tour + Free Boat Ride experience, which offers great value for money and is very time-economical!
See the sights on a comfortable double-decker bus, and explore shopping districts across the city, from the Upper East Side – home to 5th Avenue, the most famous shopping street in the world, and shops such as Bergdorf Goodman, Gucci and Bulgari – to Brooklyn, known for its treasure trove vintage markets and up and coming designer boutiques. Happy shopping!
Stay tuned! Next week we’ll be telling you about some of the best tours and experiences in DC for history lovers!
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