3. FAO Schwarz – New York City, United States
Standing proudly at the corner of 5th Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan, FAO Schwarz wears the crown as the oldest toy store in the United States. For 150 years, FAO Schwarz has excited kids of all ages with its peerless selection of toys and collectables. Not only does FAO Schwarz sell a wide array of playtime favourites, but it also lets you experience the toy making process in-store. Create a doll in your own likeness at the Madame Alexander Doll Factory, or design an authentic muppet at the Muppet Whatnot Workshop. Movie buffs will get a kick out of trying out the floor piano featured in the 1988 film, “Big.” And when you need a respite from all the toy town delights, take a break in FAO Schweetz where delicious treats and sugary candies keep all shoppers sweet.
(Photo courtesy of FAO Schwarz)