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The Grand Central Terminal in NYC guide

Want to visit Grand Central Terminal? Visit NYC’s most beautiful and historic place to catch a train.

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If Penn Station is Jan Brady, Grand Central Terminal would definitely be Marcia. The more striking of our two major commuter rapid transit terminals isn't only known for funneling around 700,000 commuters to and from the city every day. It's also a hot destination for premiere shopping, elegant bars, and stunning architecture. Most NYC residents are familiar with this century-old New York attraction as it’s the first stop on a trip to upstate New York, but the landmark is worthy of a trip in itself, if only to view the Beaux Arts design, astrologically-adorned ceiling and ornate details surrounding virtually every area of the site. The next time you’re on 42nd Street, go inside and do some shopping, enjoy NYC’s best oyster happy hour in the dining concourse, or take in some history at Vanderbilt Hall and The Campbell Apartment.

Where is Grand Central Terminal?

Grand Central Terminal is at 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY.

What's the best way to get to Grand Central Terminal?

Take the shuttle from Times Square, or the 4, 5, 6 or 7 trains to 42nd St.

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Grand Central Terminal in NYC

The best hotels near Grand Central Terminal
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The best hotels near Grand Central Terminal

The best hotels near Grand Central Terminal put you at the door step at one of the best attractions in Manhattan

12 things you didn’t know about Grand Central Terminal
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12 things you didn’t know about Grand Central Terminal

We spotlight some lesser-known aspects of Grand Central Terminal

Here’s a first look at the brand-new Campbell Apartment
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Here’s a first look at the brand-new Campbell Apartment

Cocktail-seeking commuters, rejoice: The fabled Campbell Apartment inside Grand Central Terminal has officially re-opened!  

Amtrak trains may start running out of Grand Central this summer
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Amtrak trains may start running out of Grand Central this summer

Governor Cuomo is in talks with Amtrak officials to reroute some of 12 trains that run each weekday from Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal

Watch Linkin Park perform "In the End" at Grand Central
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Watch Linkin Park perform "In the End" at Grand Central

Linkin Park made commutes all the more miserable for people traveling through Grand Central Terminal earlier this week

Photos of Grand Central Terminal
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Photos of Grand Central Terminal

Take our photo tour of Grand Central Terminal, transport hub and landmark-designated NYC attraction

See the new underground tunnel entry into Grand Central
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See the new underground tunnel entry into Grand Central

Getting fed up with your subway commute? Hang tight, because things are going to improve—in 2020

Everything you need to know about the food hall at Grand Central Terminal
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Everything you need to know about the food hall at Grand Central Terminal

Dubbed the Great Northern Food Hall, the 5,000-square-foot operation features a bar and five food stations

10 fascinating secrets of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal
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10 fascinating secrets of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

The transit hub is also a spectacular work of architecture with an undeniable beauty and an incredible history

Best subway stores in New York City: Where to shop in train stations
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Best subway stores in New York City: Where to shop in train stations

Shop without interrupting your daily commute at these underground stores inside NYC subway stations

Archive Grand Central coverage

Emma Watson was giving advice for $2 in Grand Central this week
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Emma Watson was giving advice for $2 in Grand Central this week

You can now get sippy cup cocktails to-go in Grand Central
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You can now get sippy cup cocktails to-go in Grand Central

The bar carts will most likely be disappearing from Grand Central Terminal
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The bar carts will most likely be disappearing from Grand Central Terminal

Everything you need to know about the new food hall at Grand Central Terminal
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Everything you need to know about the new food hall at Grand Central Terminal

Shake Shack debuts breakfast sandwiches at Grand Central Terminal
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Shake Shack debuts breakfast sandwiches at Grand Central Terminal

See an epic holiday train show in Grand Central for free this season
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See an epic holiday train show in Grand Central for free this season

Grand Central Holiday Fair opens November 16
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Grand Central Holiday Fair opens November 16

See eerie photos of yesterday's blackout at Grand Central Terminal
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See eerie photos of yesterday's blackout at Grand Central Terminal

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