New York City Walking Tours:
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New York City Walking Tour

New York City walking tours offer distinct advantages over other kinds of city tours. You'll get a focus on a particular interest or city area, adding a new dimension to your knowledge of the big apple. You’ll learn in a relaxed atmosphere while following a fascinating walking path in the company of a seasoned, knowledgeable guide.

So get out and see New York City, meet visitors and residents alike, and get some exercise! With so many free New York City walking tours and discounted New York City walking tours, you really have no excuse!
Here are some ideas for great bus tours too! Don't leave anything out--check out all recommendations and discounts for all NYC sightseeing along with best tips and discounts.

Check out best food finds for before or after your walking tour!


My Picks For FREE
New York City Walking Tours

Big Apple Greeters
www.bigapplegreeter.org
A non-profit group that matches visitors with native New Yorkers who share their knowledge of the city they love! Visitors are matched with residents who have a particular expertise of a neighborhood or interest. New York City walking tours are available in 22 languages. No tipping allowed.

Go City Card and Explorer Pass holders

can take any and all of the following walking tours for FREE!

  • NY TV Movie & Sites Tour
  • Central Park Movie Sites WalkingTour
  • Food On Foot Tours
  • Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
  • Harlem Street Art Walking Tour
  • Bronx Street Art Walking Tour:  Hunt's Point
  • Central Park Bike Tour
  • Dancer's Delight Walking Tour
  • Bike and Roll: Inside Central Park Guided Bike Tour
  • Central park Bike Tour

Interested? Take 5% off all non-sale Go City Cards and Explorer Passes with coupon code TAKEFIVE

Central Park Walking Tours
www.centralparknyc.org/visit/tours
Discover the park's history, ecology, and design on volunteer-led walking tours sponsored by the Central Park Conservancy. Choose from at least ten different walking tours, year round, that highlight several areas of Central Park. There is a tour for every taste and personality.

The Federal Reserve Bank
www.newyorkfed.org/aboutthefed/ny_tours
33 Liberty Street
This bank houses a portion of the world's largest GOLD reserves! Their vault holds more than $100 BILLION worth of gold ingots for more than 60 countries. Take the one hour tour which includes a walk through their gold vaults--very cool! Keep in mind that you must register well in advance.

Grand Central Terminal
https://secure3.convio.net/masnyc/site/Ecommerce?store_id=1221
42nd Street nd Vanderbilt Avenue
212-439-1049
Wednesdays, 12:30 PM, Information Booth, Main Concourse
A must for every visitor and resident. Led by a Municipal Art Society member, you’ll learn all about this Beaux Arts landmark including its history and restorations and you will gain access to very interesting areas of the terminal. ONE OF MY FAVORITE TOURS!

Grand Central Station Area
www.grandcentralpartnership.org/things-to-do/tours
Fridays at 12:30 PM, no reservations are necessary. The Grand Tour meets in the sculpture court at 120 Park Avenue,located at the southwest corner of East 42nd Street and Park Avenue directly across from Grand Central Terminal. During the 90 minutes tour, you’ll discover the architecture and social history of the Grand Central neighborhood with an urban explorer, historian, and storyteller.

Historic Lower East Side Tour
www.lowereastsideny.com/explore/306-2
Every Sunday, April through November at 11 am, meet in front of Katz’s Delicatessen (corner of East Houston and Ludlow Street). Take a historical three-hour journey through the Lower East Side and explore some of the rich history tracing the arrival of immigrants to modern times.

New York Pass Holders

can participate in any and all of the following walking tours for FREE:

  • Bronx Renaissance Tour
  • Bronx's Little Italy
  • Central Park Bicycle Rentals and Tours
  • Fashion Windows Walking Tour
  • Food on Foot Tours
  • Greenwich Village Walking Tour
  • Harlem One Stop Cultural & Heritage Walking Tour
  • New York Insider's Shopping Tour
  • NYC Gospel Walking Tour
  • On Location Tours Central Park TV and Movie Sites
  • On Location Tours UPTOWN New York TV and Movie Sites
  • Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
  • SoHo-Little Italy-Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Tour
  • Walk Street Walks
  • Yankee Stadium Tours

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Union Square Walking Tour
www.unionsquarenyc.org/park/walking-tour/255
'Union Square: Crossroads of New York' explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and more!

New York City Explorer Pass: NYC Attractions

New York City By Foot
www.nycbyfoot.com
Offers free, tip-based walking tours of New York City including Lower Manhattan, Midtown (Times Square, Theater District, Grand Central, St Patrick's, etc), Historic Districts (Soho, Little Italy, Movie and TV locations), Greenwich Village and Central Park. Again, these tours are free, but guides accept tips.



Half-Priced Walking Tours!!

Goldstar consistently offers a wide variety of half-priced walking tours. Click the link and enter in "Walking Tours" in the upper right hand search bar. Offerings change--high quality and super prices are always maintained. And I recommend going to "Browse Event," and click on "All Events" to ensure you are seeing all walking tours. Review all offerings. For whatever reason, it works best this way!


There are many other excellent New York City walking tours from which to choose. Although they include a small fee, they are well worth it! And...I've provided guidance on discounts. Here are my picks for the exceptional ones, along with discounts!

Big Onion Walking Tours
www.bigonion.com
Tour leaders hold advanced degrees in American history or a related field from leading universities, including Columbia, CUNY, New York, Michigan, Rutger’s and Stanford. Tours vary from a Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour, to the Greenwood Cemetery, to Revolutionary New York. Two tours a day, rain or shine.
DISCOUNTS: Prepay for five Big Onion tours the sixth walk is free.

Joyce Gold’s History Tours of NYC
www.nyctours.com
As an Assistant Professor of Manhattan History at New York University and The New School since 1980, as well as the author of numerous books on New York City including the Encyclopedia of the City of New York, you just can’t find a more knowledgeable tour guide! The New York Times Called Ms. Gold “The Doyenne of New York City Tour Guides.” A walking tour leader since 1976, join one of her many tours from The Hidden Charms of Chelsea, to Gangs of New York and the Bloody Five Pointso, to The Famboyant and the Bohemian-Greenwich Village and How it Became Famous. Each tour is filled with history, interesting facts, and fun.
DISCOUNTS:$2 discount per ticket when you mention NYC Visitor Discounts”

The 92nd Street Y
www.92ndsty.org
1395 Lexington Avenue
This Y offers an amazing number of walking tours throughout all the boros. Tours vary in length. The tour of Jewish Williamsburgh is fascinating!
DISCOUNTS: Show Your AAA card and receive a 10% discount. 92 Street Y members receive a discount.

Walking Tours Manhattan
www.walkingtoursmanhattan.com
If you are a foodie, which I am, you'll enjoy Bruce's vast array of unique walking tours in Manhattan. Choose from the "Cupcake Crawl" where you'll visit 4 of the best bakeries, the "Greenwich Village Food Tour," the "Soho/Little Italy/Chinatown Food Tour" where you'll enjoy a full lunch from 5 unique food places, the "Chocolate Factory Tour," (does life get any better? I don't think so), and many, many more. The price is very, very reasonable: just $10.
DISCOUNTS: Mention NYC Visitor Discounts and save $2.00.


Best Transportation to
New York City Walking Tours Meeting Spots

By Subway:
Need help in determining how to best route out your trip? Use this subway map or automatic trip planner!

For information on subway fares, metrocards and more click here!

By Bus:
If you'd like to use the bus to get to the walking tour meeting spot,Use this bus map to help!

By Car:
Need parking deals? You'll be amazed at the deals I've found. Click here for the best ones around.

By Foot:
Use your handy street map and follow the easiest route to your walking tour's meeting spot.


What To Bring On Your New York City Walking Tours

When you take a tour, be sure to pack the essentials. This will help to enhance your day! Forgetting something as simple as a band-aid, can ensure that you'll develop a blister during your walk--and THAT can really put a damper on your outing! Be prepared by checking out my tips in the "what to place in your backpack" section of my packing list! You'll be glad you did!


Traveling with Kids?

If you are traveling with children, check out my best tips for keeping crankiness to a minimum! I guarantee that there is AT LEAST one tip that will help you during your holiday. Click here and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.


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