The Top 10 Walking Tours In NYC

The Top 10 Walking Tours In NYC
New York is a haven for sightseeing, with walking tours being one of the best ways to experience the city and all that it has to offer. Whether you indulge in a guided tour or choose to explore the city yourself, there’s an excursion for your every need.
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Street Art

This two-hour tour of New York takes you on a journey of an evolving mix of art featuring artists from around the globe. Along the way, you will be privy to artworks ranging from murals and stencils to graffiti and paste-ups. Take your pick of the Williamsburg or Bushwick location by visiting Street Art Walk.

Tenement Museum

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Bethesda Terrace
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Take a step back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the original melting pot: Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This three-hour tour spans the history of immigration in New York City, from the colonial era to present day. Starting at City Hall, this tour courses through Chinatown and Little Italy. Bring your appetite as food tastings are an absolute must.
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Central Park

This urban park is best known for its voluminous acres of landscaped nature and cultural landmarks. Navigate the park at your own pace through a series of pedestrian paths that criss-cross a total of 58 miles over flat and hilly terrain. Pause for snapshots of migratory birds and some of the park’s most famous landmarks, ranging from Bethesda Fountain to the Bow Bridge.

Central Park, 5th Avenue and 72nd Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 310 6600

NYC Gallery Tour

Take your pick of gallery tours from New York Gallery Tours. Whether you choose Chelsea’s Best Exhibits, the Lower East Side gallery, or the LBGT gallery tour, this experience will expand your knowledge of contemporary art in a way that is bound to impress your family and friends.

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One of the best views of Lower Manhattan’s skyline can be seen from DUMBO. This great scenery includes seeing the famed Brooklyn Bridge – a fantastic piece of art and architecture in its own right. Begin your walk from the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian entrance near City Hall and head east toward DUMBO. Pause to take in the majestic construction of this hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge, one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Be sure to explore the newly renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park before venturing toward Brooklyn Heights or downtown Brooklyn.

1 Centre Street, New York, NY, USA

Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

Bar, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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Nothing goes better with a book than a nice glass of wine, a cold beer, or a shot of whiskey. At one of the only regularly held literary pub crawls in Manhattan, this tour ensures an evening well spent. This tour visits three pubs and spends a decent amount of time in each. The tour begins at one of the oldest pubs in the city, White Horse Tavern, and ends at Marie’s Crisis, the site of Thomas Paine’s death in 1809.
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Food of NY Tour

As one of the most diverse cities in the world, New York has a lot to offer when it comes to food. Since 1999, Foods of New York has taken the reigns on cultural walking and food tasting tours through some of NYC’s most delicious and historic neighborhoods. Enjoy a ‘non-touristy’ experience with your pick of a food and culture tour from among the numerous choices of the Foods of New York neighborhood theme tours.

Gargoyles Architecture Tour

New York City is a city well known for its architecture. In a city full of history, let gargoyles be your guide to discovering some of the city’s silent residents hidden within a few iconic landmarks, ranging from the Metropolitan Life Tower to the Woolworth Building. Book a tour with a seasoned guide to help you discover the mysterious side of NYC’s famed architecture.

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Wall Street and 9/11 Tour

New York City, as we know it, began in the Financial District. The Wall Street Walks and 911 Memorial Tour is a walking tour that focuses on the history that has reshaped the world time and time again. Explore where all of Wall Street once stood while learning about financial icons J.P Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie and how they made history. Take snapshots of the New York Stock Exchange, US Customs House, Bowling Green, and the Wall Street Bull as you head toward the Ground Zero/911 Memorial.

55 Walk Street, New York, NY, USA

Gangster Tour

On this two-hour tour, get an inside look of organized crime syndicates who controlled New York since the city’s first immigrants. Learn a brief but comprehensive history of the Mafia, Russian Mob, Irish Westies and the Tongs of Chinatown as you experience a no-nonsense view of the Lower East Side, Little Italy, and Chinatown.