There are so many places to see when you get to New York City. This article highlights the 10 best tour topics in New York in a simplified way so you can get the most out of your trip without the stress.
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1. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tours
This tour is amazing to check off two items off your bucked list. Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City.
2. Ground Zero and One World Observatory
Get a better understanding of the September 11 attacks on New York City on this guided walking tour. This is an amazing tour with some amazing guide with information about the history.
Hear heroic stories from a guide with a personal connection to the events.
Select a tour that works for you, with both morning and afternoon departures.
3. Boroughs Tour
Avoid the hassle of planning logistics, and enjoy the views as your guide navigates the way through neighborhoods often missed by visitors. Going with a guide also ensures you spot hidden landmarks and leave with an insider’s understanding of New York’s outer boroughs.
Get off the beaten track on a New York boroughs tour Visit Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn all in one day
Your guide does all the planning so you can sit back and relax
See the Brooklyn Bridge, Apollo Theater, Yankee Stadium and more
4. Central Park Walking Tour
Central Park is one of New York City’s star attractions. Rather than wandering through it alone, you’ll have a far richer experience in the company of a guide who knows it well.
In a small group, follow your guide through the park on a walking tour that covers the history, structures, plants, animals, and movies associated with the park.
Uncover the secrets of Central Park:
A richer experience than visiting alone Small-group tour
Ensures a more personal experience
Stroll through Central Park in the company of someone who knows it well
Get insights into local history and culture from your guide
5. Brooklyn Pizza Tours
Brooklyn is packed with pizzerias, but knowing where to go for a quality slice can be a challenge. Sample Brooklyn’s best on this pizza walk and learn about the evolution of NYC-style pizza as you follow your guide to beloved pizzerias.Classical Music
6. Music Hip-Hop Tour
Hip-hop music began in New York City, and there’s no better way to explore this iconic music genre than this insider’s tour led by one of rap’s Grandmasters.
Venture into the worlds of music and travel through time to experience these musical cornerstones of history.
7. Brooklyn Navy Yard History Tour
Once the world’s busiest shipyard, the Brooklyn Navy Yard played a pivotal role in World War II. History enthusiasts get to know the stories behind this important New York landmark, and discover what it’s like today, on this small-group history tour.
In the company of your guide, visit some of the Navy Yard’s key sights, including the Naval Film Exchange, Naval Hospital, and the Dry Dock 1.
To help bring the wartime stories to life, your guide will also play audio recordings from the men and women who worked on-site.
8. Greenwich Village Food & Tastings
Get to know one of the most historic areas of Manhattan, Greenwich Village, and learn the best spots to eat during your New York City visit. Whatever you dream of eating, you will surely find something delectable.
9. TV and Movie Tour
Step into the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows with this guided tour of New York City’s famous filming locations. A guide helps you to recognize the buildings, shops, landmarks, and parks that have been featured in famous shows and movies such as ‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Girls,’ and ‘Spiderman.’
Plus, TV buffs can get the inside scoop most tourists miss by exploring the sites with a guide/local actor.
Explore filming locations on a TV and movie-focused tour of NYC
A guide/actor shares behind the scenes details and NYC trivia
Avoid public transport and relax on a comfortable coach bus
Upgrade for priority boarding and seating on the coach
10. City Lights Tours
There are many tours at different prices where you can see the city’s beautiful lights at night time. Watch the city shine and sparkle from many different views. See the city right.