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Fifth Avenue

Fashion and glamour center

Location: New York, United States, North America

Best time to visit: year round

Website: http://www.nyctourist.com/shopping_fifthave.htm

What to do and what to see:

New York City’s Fifth Avenue has been called the most expensive street in the world, catering to high-end clientele and international travelers. A primary traffic artery through the center of Manhattan, this district runs along the eastern side of Central Park and offers more than just shopping. The “Museum Mile” stretch of cultural attractions is found here, and iconic sites for tourists to take in are the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others. If tourists are in the market to shop, just a few of the many luxury retail stores in the area include Tiffany’s, Prada, Armani, Coach, and FAO Schwarz. This avenue is a favored route for many of the city’s traditional parades, including the St. Patrick’s Day parade in March and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held yearly since 1924. And keep your camera handy; you just may run into a spendthrift celebrity or two on your visit to New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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