History Tours in New York

Book unique experiences offered by locals in New York City.


About History Tours in New York in New York City

Sightseeing? Hello, this is NEW YORK CITY. Where do you want to start? You can’t turn your head without spotting another cinematic site. You’ll see more tourists than locals in Times Square, but for sheer sensory overload, this eight-block stretch of the Great White Way—AKA Broadway—offers a jolt that can't be beat. Within walking distance are the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Met and Rockefeller Center. The best way to take in the Manhattan skyline—"high growths of iron, slender, strong, light, splendidly uprising toward clear skies," as native son Walt Whitman described it—is to leave the island: walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset to the Promenade or Brooklyn Bridge Park, or ride the free-for-everybody Staten Island Ferry through New York Harbor. That’s the Statue of Liberty on your right (but you knew that) and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge straight ahead.

First-timers

Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building, SoHo,The Highline, Brooklyn Bridge

Local Favorites

Sheep Meadow (Central Park), Hudson River Park, Bowery, Gray's Papaya, Joe's Pizza, The Highline, Brooklyn Bridge

Self-Guided Tours

The moment you step out of your hotel or apartment you are on a self-guided tour. Wander through Central Park, explore museums on the Upper West and Upper East Side. Walk downtown from the Village, down through SoHo and on to Battery Park City. New York CIty is the most walkable city on the planet.

Views

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building




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