Trains and Cheer
If you’re visiting New York for a few days, Grand Central Station should already be on your destination list. The major hub is truly one of the city’s grandest, most magical buildings. Opened in 1913, the beaux arts landmark features a gorgeous, arched teal ceiling overlaid with twinkling constellations as well as one of the most famous clocks in town. While it’s beautiful, remember that it’s also a major functioning transportation hub. Pro tip: avoid rush hour.
The Grand Central Holiday Fair brings special festive cheer to the station. One of the oldest indoor holiday markets in the city, the celebration invites 40 vendors to set up shop in the historic Vanderbilt Hall. You’ll find artwork, clothing, and home goods. Plus, from December 11th through the 22nd, you’ll enjoy free gift wrapping.