Fifth Avenue Museum Mile and the Gold Coast

Manhattan, New York

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The Big Apple loves its big parades, and several of these lengthy displays flow along Fifth Avenue, on Central Park’s eastern border. Among them are annual parades celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (Irish heritage), Greek Independence, Puerto Rican Day, Israel, Steuben Day (German heritage), Columbus Day (Italian heritage), and Pulaski Day (Polish heritage). But Fifth Avenue is extraordinary for many other reasons. From East 82nd Street to East 110th Street is Museum Mile, an astonishing collection of first-class museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the best known, but the others—such as the Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of New York, and El Museo del Barrio—are excellent, too. (One evening a year, usually in June, these museums throw a block party, the Museum Mile Festival.)
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Walking Manhattan

by Ellen Levitt (Wilderness Press)

The Big Apple loves its big parades, and several of these lengthy displays flow along Fifth Avenue, on Central Park’s eastern border. Among them are annual parades celebrating
St. Patrick’s Day (Irish heritage), Greek Independence, Puerto Rican Day, Israel, Steuben Day (German heritage), Columbus Day (Italian heritage), and Pulaski Day (Polish heritage). But Fifth Avenue is extraordinary for many other reasons.

From East 82nd Street to East 110th Street is Museum Mile, an astonishing collection of first-class museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the best known, but the others—such as the Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of New York, and El Museo del Barrio—are excellent, too. (One evening a year, usually in June, these museums throw a block party, the Museum Mile Festival.)

© 2015 Ellen Levitt/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Manhattan
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Driving Directions: Directions to Fifth Avenue: Museum Mile and the Gold Coast

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Apr 2018