Fans of ‘Mad Men’ and will love exploring the iconic Madison Avenue, which is recognized across the world as the premiere address for top advertising and marketing firms. Though not a part of the first city street grid, it was later introduced as a one-way thoroughfare connecting Midtown Manhattan to Harlem.
In addition to being a hub of global business, Madison Avenue sits at the heart of New York City’s premiere retail market. Visitors looking for high-end fashion can shop designers like Roberto Cavalli, Chloe, Armani, Prada and more all in one place. But green spaces like Madison Square Park cater to visitors who want to relax under the shade of a towering tree or explore a number of museums, including the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museum of Art are also just blocks away.
It’s easy to explore the Madison Avenue sights on a self-guided walking tour, but themed options like the ‘Mad Men’ Cocktail Tour of New York City, guided shopping tours and hop-on hop-off bus routes provide a fun-filled way to see one of the Big Apple’s most iconic streets up close.
Madison Avenue runs north to south in the borough of Manhattan between Madison Square Park at 23rd Street and 142nd Street. It is easily accessible using public transportation along the 4, 5 or 6 lines as well as a number of bus routes.