Walking Tours in New York City

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Brooklyn Bridge Walk
Brooklyn Bridge Walk
New York, New York, United States
 
Easy: 4.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Manhattan to Brooklyn in search of ice cream, pizza, views and people watching

This is a fun and scenic walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn. If you have children with you, just say these magic words: "Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory" and you will likely have no trouble getting them excited for the walk across one of the country's most famous bridges. This can be a crowded or mellow stroll across the East River. Drink vendors line the...
Downtown Manhattan Museums & Parks
Downtown Manhattan Museums & Parks
New York City, New York, United States
 
Easy: 2.4 miles, Half day
From Ground Zero to Battery Park to the South Street Seaport

Downtown Manhattan is the center of the financial world, but it also has a mix of museums, shopping and wide open spaces. Luxury high-rise buildings have brought many more residents to the area, with more restaurants and a multiplex movie theater. This part of New York City is not on the grid system and New Yorkers used to locate the Twin Towers...
Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour
Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour
New York City, New York, United States
 
Easy: 0.7 miles, Half day
Walk along famous Wall Street in New York City and explore one of largest financial centers in the world

Wall Street is at the heart of the New York City financial district in the north of old New Amsterdam; it is named for a wooden wall that was built to keep out the British. In the 18th and early 19th centuries the area became a main residential street. Due to the economic success of the nearby port, the ground floors of homes were converted into...
New York City Walk: Downtown
New York City Walk: Downtown
New York City, New York, United States
 
Easy: Full day
The best of this iconic and ever-changing NYC locale.

No one can agree precisely when it started, let alone where it starts. South of Houston Street? 14th? 23rd? Does it include the farther-flung galleries of Chelsea? The Financial District? The one thing New Yorkers can agree on is that Downtown just feels different. You sense it the minute you cross that disputed border. Few cityscapes have such recognizable...
SoHo's Galleries, Boutiques and Good Eats
SoHo's Galleries, Boutiques and Good Eats
New York City, New York, United States
 
Easy: 1.4 miles, Half day
Artists' enclave turned luxury neighborhood south of Houston Street

SoHo (south of Houston--pronounced How-ston) is an artists' enclave turned luxury neighborhood. The main drag, Broadway, can feel like an outdoor mall, but if you poke into small side streets, you can find galleries and boutiques. SoHo features many buildings made of cast iron with huge windows and high ceilings.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
New York City, New York, United States
 
Easy: 7.5 miles, Half day
Ride the ferry through the history pages of immigration to the United States; a must for anyone visiting New York City

This should be the first stop on your list if you are visiting New York City for the first time. There are more things to do in New York City than many residents are even able to do in years, but the trip to Liberty Island and Ellis Island cannot be missed. You will ride on a ferry through the New York Harbor while seeing great views of the New York...
Columbus Circle: New York City Walk
Columbus Circle: New York City Walk
New York City, New York, United States
 
Easy: Half day
Take a spin around Manhattan’s only traffic circle to take in great museum, shops, and restaurants—all nearby.

Occupying a trapezoidal island diagonally across from Central Park, the 12-story, white-marble building by Edward Durrell Stone stood for close to half a century at 2 Columbus Circle, near the geographic center of Manhattan; but around it lay a cultural wasteland. Today, it is the new home of the Museum of Arts and Design (also known as MAD) which,...
Greenwich Village: NYC Walking Tour
Greenwich Village: NYC Walking Tour
New York, New York, United States
 
Hot restaurants, handsome townhouses, and upscale boutiques (not to mention a surplus of NYU buildings) define this hist

Once the epicenter of bohemian artistry, Greenwich Village is much-coveted Manhattan real estate—and home to the city’s buzziest restaurants and nightlife spots. The neighborhood retains a sense of diversity: you’ll weave through sidewalk booksellers and colorful characters on Sixth Avenue and then pass historic co-ops and stunning townhouses...
Williamsburg: NYC Walking Tour
Williamsburg: NYC Walking Tour
New York, New York, United States
 
There’s more than just hipsters in this popular Brooklyn neighborhood.

Ever since young creative types started moving to Williamsburg in the ‘90’s for affordable rent, the forces of gentrification have swept through this neighborhood, located just 10 minutes from Manhattan’s Union Square. It’s much larger than most people assume, expanding from the East River waterfront to the Hasidic stronghold above Flushing...
Andrew McCarthy's 42nd Street
Andrew McCarthy's 42nd Street
New York, New York, United States
 
Easy: 2.7 miles, Full day
Travel + Leisure Guide, New York City

From the U.N. to the Hudson, 42nd Street is both New York’s central artery and its pulsating heart. T+L strolls from river to river and discovers a microcosm of the city—and the world. From November 2010 By Andrew McCarthy I moved recently from Greenwich Village, where I lived for 25 years, to midtown Manhattan. It’s barely two miles away,...
Historic House Trust Festival, New York City
Historic House Trust Festival, New York City
New York, New York, United States
 
23 Houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food

From modest farmers’ cottages to grand mansions, New York City’s historic houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food! At this year’s festival, we’ll be celebrating our unique heritage through culinary delights from around the world and across time at historic houses throughout New York City. The Historic...
Touring Manhattan with Kids
Touring Manhattan with Kids
New York, New York, United States
 
Easy: 1.0 miles, Full day
Family-friendly New York City has many attractions that can keep you and your family entertained

If you are taking your children to New York City for the day, you might want to pack in as much as possible. You can see everything in this guide if your family has a high energy level or you can spread this out over a couple of days. If you are taking your kids on the subway or bus, they ride free if they are shorter than 44 inches.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Area: NYC Walking Tour
Metropolitan Museum of Art Area: NYC Walking Tour
New York, New York, United States
 
Easy: 3.0 miles, Full day
World-class art, tony real estate, and upscale shopping define this classic—and family-friendly—NYC neighborhood.

The Met Museum gets more than five million annual visitors, making it the most popular of the prestigious art institutions that line Fifth Avenue, a.k.a. Museum Mile. An earlier nickname, Millionaire’s Row, referenced the mansions of Gilded Age barons like Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick. While both their properties are now museums, this slice...
Exploring Harlem
Exploring Harlem
New York, New York, United States
 
Easy: 4.0 miles, Half day
Head uptown to visit a doll company, a vibrant market, churches, restaurants and Columbia University

Harlem, NYC's first suburb, is so hilly that stairs connect some of the streets. See what the area looked like before it was developed by heading to Morningside Park, the Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux park that separates Harlem from Morningside Heights.
Historic House Trust Festival, Brooklyn Borough
Historic House Trust Festival, Brooklyn Borough
New York, New York, United States
 
23 Houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food

From modest farmers’ cottages to grand mansions, New York City’s historic houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food! At this year’s festival, we’ll be celebrating our unique heritage through culinary delights from around the world and across time at historic houses throughout New York City. The Historic...
Historic House Trust Festival, Queens Borough
Historic House Trust Festival, Queens Borough
New York, New York, United States
 
23 Houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food

From modest farmers’ cottages to grand mansions, New York City’s historic houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food! At this year’s festival, we’ll be celebrating our unique heritage through culinary delights from around the world and across time at historic houses throughout New York City. The Historic...
Harlem: New York City Walk
Harlem: New York City Walk
Harlem, New York, United States
 
Easy: Full day
A chef’s neighborhood tour.

Tour the favorite spots of Top Chef Masters winner, Marcus Sammuelsson, whose restaurant, Red Roster, opened in the neighborhood in October 2010.
Historic House Trust Festival, Manhatten Borough
Historic House Trust Festival, Manhatten Borough
New York, New York, United States
 
23 Houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food

From modest farmers’ cottages to grand mansions, New York City’s historic houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food! At this year’s festival, we’ll be celebrating our unique heritage through culinary delights from around the world and across time at historic houses throughout New York City. The Historic...
HHT's Historic Manhattan Bike Ride
HHT's Historic Manhattan Bike Ride
Manhattan, New York, United States
 
Easy: 16.1 miles, Half day
Visit 5 historic sites in Manhattan in 4 hours! A great tour of New York City

Manhattan's history comes alive in this bike tour of several of Manhattan's historic sites! Start at the top of Manhattan and travel down the island, experiencing important and interesting sites belonging to the Historic House Trust of New York City.
Historic House Trust Festival, Bronx Borough
Historic House Trust Festival, Bronx Borough
New York, New York, United States
 
23 Houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food

From modest farmers’ cottages to grand mansions, New York City’s historic houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food! At this year’s festival, we’ll be celebrating our unique heritage through culinary delights from around the world and across time at historic houses throughout New York City. The Historic...
Historic House Trust Festival, Staten Island Borough
Historic House Trust Festival, Staten Island Borough
New York, New York, United States
 
23 Houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food

From modest farmers’ cottages to grand mansions, New York City’s historic houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food! At this year’s festival, we’ll be celebrating our unique heritage through culinary delights from around the world and across time at historic houses throughout New York City. The Historic...