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Flatiron Building Tours and Activities

Flatiron Building
Both an architectural marvel and one of New York’s most recognizable landmarks, the Flatiron Building has been a city icon since its debut in 1902. Named for its uncommonly thin, triangular shape, the building was designed by architect Daniel Burnham and is a National Historic Landmark. It is not currently open to the public.

The Basics
Constructed on a narrow, triangular plot, the Flatiron Building is both an ingenious engineering solution and a world-renowned symbol of New York City. It was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers and originally known as the Fuller Building, with a the 22-story design intended to replicate the 3-part structure of a classical Greek column. Largely used for office spaces and off-limits to the public for most of its existence, the building is nevertheless beloved of New Yorkers and visitors alike.

The Flatiron Building is a staple of many Big Apple itineraries, including hop-on hop-off bus tours, neighborhood walking tours, private sightseeing trips, architecture-themed excursions, and more.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Leading artists and photographers the likes of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Albert Gleizes have all created works that feature the Flatiron Building.
  • While it’s possible to enter the building’s lobby, the rest of the structure is off-limits to visitors.
  • The Flatiron Prow Art Space, located at the front of the building at ground level, hosts a changing series of art exhibitions. 

How to Get There
Conveniently located in downtown Manhattan, the Flatiron Building can be accessed via numerous forms of transit. Take the N, Q, R, or W train to 23rd Street; the 4 or 6 train to 28th Street; or a PATH train to 23rd Street. The busy Union Square hub is also within walking distance. Alternatively, the area is served by numerous bus routes and can be reached on foot, by car, and by bike.

When to Get There
The Flatiron Building is worth visiting throughout the year, but note that it’s best to discover it by day; the building’s illumination is limited at night, so you’re more likely to capture winning photos during daytime hours. If you can, time your visit for lunchtime; in season, the pop-up Madison Square Eats food market, a popular midday destination, is located just steps away.

Exploring the Flatiron District
The Flatiron Building may be the highlight of its eponymous district, but it isn’t the only thing to see in the area. Wander into Madison Square Park for a leafy pause; go on a food crawl of Eataly; seek out high-end restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern; and drop in the National Museum of Mathematics (or, for adults only, the Museum of Sex).
Address: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

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See two of New York City’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, Flatiron and Union Square, on this food, architecture, and history walking tour. Try tastings at some of the most unique food stops in the city. Visit Caffe Lavazza at Eataly Market, an epic artisanal Italian food emporium. Also, enjoy a classic New York pastrami sandwich from a historic spot and try Big Apple’s best grilled cheese sandwich.
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  • 3 hours
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
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New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

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Avoid group excursions packed with tourists and instead discover New York City like a local on a private tour by subway and bus. While the city can be intimidating to explore on your own, on this tour a personal guide leads the way to top attractions and historic landmarks. That way, you don’t have to worry about navigating the public transportation systems and hectic streets.
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  • 5 hours
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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. Savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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New York City Scavenger Hunt: Midtown Park Hopper

New York City Scavenger Hunt: Midtown Park Hopper

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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NYC Highlights Private Tour by Foot and Subway

NYC Highlights Private Tour by Foot and Subway

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Traverse the Big Apple by foot and subway and discover the best of New York City on this private tour. See famous landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, the World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more during this 4-hour excursion. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your informative guide and customize parts of the itinerary based on your interests and preferences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

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Make the most of your time in New York on a private tour of the city’s highlights. Your personal guide and separate chauffeur ensure easy access to locations on the day’s itinerary, which is customized to fit your needs and interests. You’ll see more of the city than you ever could by foot, cab, or public transit, and leave with an insider’s perspective on its most iconic neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours
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See 30+ Top New York Sights! Fun Local Guide!

See 30+ Top New York Sights! Fun Local Guide!

30+ New York Sights in one tour! Fun local guide! We will guide you on an exploration of New York’s major landmarks. You will be able to see all the big ticket items in New York on a single tour! Small groups for those that like a more friendly approach We start on Wall St. Iconic buildings, Ground Zero & The NY stock exchange (Bull statue) Go through the 5 Points, China Town & Little Italy districts. Lots of history & food in this area. The Iconic Flatiron building is next. Then head across 23rd st to the High Line. We walk up to Hudson Bay Yard, view the famous Vessel 5th Avenue is next. NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art, St Patrick's Cathedral & much more! See 30+ Top Sights Including ; Wall St NY Stock Exchange Ground Zero China Town Little Italy Woolworth Building Rockefeller centre Flatiron building High Line The Vessel Madison Square Garden Empire State Building 5th Avenue Times square NBC Studios Radio City Music Hall St Patricks Cathedral
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  • 5 hours
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History, Architecture and Live Jazz Tour: Flatiron/Gramercy

History, Architecture and Live Jazz Tour: Flatiron/Gramercy

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Discover New York that tourists don't usually get to see. The tour starts in one of the oldest bars in New York famed by its literary history. A Prohibition-era speakeasy, it stayed open despite the law and survived in its original form. We'll take a walk along the path not usually visited by tourists where we'll see a private park and facades of private clubs. We'll get to a vantage point from which we'll be able to see some of New York's most fascinating buildings. I’ll share some of my favorite New York tales filled with daring, ambition, movie characters, love, murder, Prohibition, and ladies' skirts. We'll finish our journey in one of the city's most elegant Prohibition-style parlor where exquisite whiskey cocktail and sounds of jazz will make you feel like a Great Gatsby.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour

Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour

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Skip the effort of exploring Lower and Midtown Manhattan on your own with this private walking tour. With a guide to lead the way and furnish you with historical tales, it’s an easier and more enlightening option than sightseeing alone. Hear stories of Alexander Hamilton, visit Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza; and then head uptown to see the Empire State, Grand Central, and lesser-known treasures many visitors miss.
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  • 5 hours
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Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

Visit two of New York City’s essential districts in one day on a small-group combo tour of Lower Manhattan and Midtown. See where past and present collide as you learn about the city’s Dutch colonial roots layered under the economic powerhouse of Wall Street, and remember those lost at the 9/11 Memorial. Then head uptown to walk among landmark buildings like the Empire State Building and New York Public Library as you explore Midtown's architectural legacy.
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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

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New York City is home to some of the most important architectural and historical sites in the country, and can be an overwhelming destination to tour on your own. With this Midtown tour, take in the top landmarks with a guide in just hours. Enjoy the personal attention of a small group while exploring sites like Madison Square Park, the Flatiron, MetLife, and Empire State Buildings, and New York Public Library.
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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Walking Tour - Private Tour

Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Get the inside story on the architecture that defines Manhattan’s skyline with a private walking tour of Midtown—the bustling heart of New York City. From the Empire State Building and other iconic skyscrapers to functional landmarks like Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library, see many of the city’s most impressive historic buildings while learning about their history and the preservation efforts that keep them gleaming for future generations.
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Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour

Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour

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Discover remnants of the Gilded Age in New York City during this history-themed walking tour. Explore the Manhattan streets around the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park as you learn about the neighborhood’s architecture from your guide in a small-group atmosphere. Plus, you’ll get a new perspective on familiar streets with this informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Big Bus New York Night Tour

Big Bus New York Night Tour

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Seeing New York City at night on your own can be hard if you don’t know the city well, and getting from place to place could mean waiting on taxi after taxi. This Big Bus New York night tour takes care of the transport for you, so you can sightsee at night without the stress. Ride on a double-decker bus, and listen to commentary while you take in NYC sights.
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NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty

NYC 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty

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With a 3-day Big Bus ticket to New York City, you can follow hop-on hop-off routes—downtown, uptown, Harlem, and Brooklyn—plus take a panoramic night tour. In addition, gain entry to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building and enjoy convenient transport service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Monument via round-trip ferry. Rather than booking separately, save time and money with one ticket.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Empire State Building Ticket with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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New York City is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, but taking in the highlights can be daunting. With this hop-on-hop-off tour, admire the most famous sights in the city without getting footsore or having to navigate public transportation. Relax on an open-top sightseeing bus to admire Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty and enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the Empire State Building.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$70.00
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New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, Walking

New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, Walking

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Whether it's sightseeing on a double-decker bus, cruising to the Statue of Liberty, or exploring the Financial District, there are a few essential New York experiences that no traveler should miss. You can do all this and more with this top value combo tour experience, including over a dozen must-do New York attractions. With just one ticket, you can see more of the Big Apple, enjoy skyline views, and take advantage of the hassle-free included transportation.
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  • 5 hours
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$84.00
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New York Uptown to Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour plus Attraction Tickets

New York Uptown to Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour plus Attraction Tickets

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Explore New York City at your own pace with the convenience of this hop-on hop-off bus tour with top-value perks included. Don't miss a thing as you're whisked through NYC aboard a double-decker bus for your sightseeing adventure. Cruise on uptown and downtown loops to enjoy great views, learn about the numerous landmarks from your audio commentary, and take home tickets to your favorite sights, like the 9/11 Memorial, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more—included.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$78.00
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Private Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour

Private Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour

Enjoy a Flatiron smorgasbord for lunch on the Flatiron Food, Architecture & History Tour! Enjoy, food, fun with some interesting history scattered throughout. It's a great way to explore and enjoy some of New York’s best and most unique food stops! See two of New York’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods: Flatiron & Union Square. This tour is perfect for foodies, historians, architecture fans, adults and kids. On this tour you will enjoy gourmet tastings (enough food for lunch) and walk one mile or 1.6 km.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.33
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