Grand Central Terminal, New York City

If you know anything about me, you know I really do ❤ New York City.

Since we are only a 3 1/2 hour drive into the city, I’m able to visit as often as time and money allows.

Most of our trips to the Big Apple bring us to the big tourist attractions – Times Square, The Empire State Building, Broadway shows, parades and so forth.  But during our most recent trip, I decided to go a little low-key and took a tour of Grand Central Terminal, located in Midtown Manhattan. 

With over 700,000 people passing through each day, Grand Central Terminal is a bustling city of its own.

Not only is it a subway terminal to get you from here to there, there are 60 shops, 35 places to eat, and a full calendar of events all under one magnificent roof!

At $30 per person for a 75 minute guided tour, it’s not really a bargain, but it’s worth every penny.  I arrived early and stayed late – spending a total of five hours at Grand Central Terminal.  The tour itself was full of history of not only the terminal, but NYC as well.  The tour guide was wonderful and spent almost 2 hours with us. She does other tours as well – hopefully on my next trip I am able to squeeze in a Jackie O tour!

After the tour was completed, I enjoyed sitting and watching people in the terminal, wondering where each person or group was headed.  

Wondering what path they are navigating.

Photographers catching the sun just at the right moment.

Artists and writers creating their own rendering of the shear presence and architecture in this beautiful creature.

Witnessing other tourists taking in the overwhelming beauty of this landmark for the first time.

These are just a few things that kept me lingering around. Not wanting to leave my little adventure for the day.

I wanted to bask in the presence of dreams coming true, bucket lists items being checked off, memories being made and history growing a little stronger.

I wanted to stay the night and see how it transformed in the passing hours.

I wish I had the time to tell you everything I learned on my tour. There’s just so much to learn- from the Vanderbilt’s to the advancements in technology to the visionaries that kept Grand Central Terminal thriving.

If you can’t make in person to Grand Central for a tour, I have included a few links for more information.

Hope you enjoyed my little “tour” and if you have any questions, I have no problem going back to New York City to gather the answers!

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