87 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Grand Central Terminal was built in 1871, then was rebuilt and reopened in 1913. Grand Central is the largest station in the world in terms of number of platforms and tracks, 44 and 67, respectively. It covers an area of 48 acres (19 hectares)!
But it’s more than just the Central Station of New York City. You can spend a few hours getting acquainted with the architecture of the building and its famous restaurants and shops. Learn more about Grand Central by taking an audio tour for as little as $9. Look for the GCT Tour sign at the ground level (Main Concourse), they are open every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
Be sure to visit the Whispering Gallery. Grand Central has two ramps that go down to the Oyster Bar. If one person is in the corner at the end of a ramp, and the second one is in another corner, both facing the wall, they can hear each other, no matter how quietly they whisper.
The Oyster Bar at Grand Central is no less legendary than the station itself. Many believe that this is the best oyster bar in New York City.