Best tours of NYC from Central Park to Brooklyn

New York City was designed for walking and a good guide can show you hidden treasures you’d never find on your own. Explore the quirky, funky, delicious side of the Big Apple’s many neighborhoods at half price (and sometimes no price):


Chinatown & Little Italy Food Fest – a three-hour walking tour of the city’s most famous ethnic eateries and sample everything from Chinese dumplings to traditional Thai, Italian cheeses, meats, pasta, gelato and cannoli. An insider guide explains the histories and culinary background of the neighborhoods along the way.

WHEN: 10:30 am, Thursday through Sunday

WHERE: Kam Man Grocery Store, 200 Canal Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $30 tickets (normally $49)


Central Park walking tour reveals all kinds of interesting tidbits of history, architecture and hidden treasure in this most famous of city parks. Three-hour tour stops at Poet’s Walk, Bethesda Terrace, Sheep Meadow, Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, and Cleopatra’s Needle.

WHEN: 10 am

WHERE: General Sherman Statue, Fifth Avenue & E. 60th Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $22 tickets (normally $39)


Central Park walking tour at sunset covers about two-and-a-half miles at a leisurely pace, stopping at Shakespeare Garden, Bethesda Fountain, the carousel, Tavern on the Green Restaurant, Bow Bridge, Heckscher Ballfield, and the Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial.

WHEN: 2 pm, Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays

WHERE: Meet at the Arsenal, 5th Avenue and East 64th Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get FREE to $25 tickets (normally $50)


Bridge into Brooklyn – a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, world’s oldest suspension bridge, called the “8th wonder of the world” when it opened in 1883. Learn about the design feats and tragedies associated with this NY landmark, and some interesting background on Brooklyn itself, including the artsy D.U.M.B.O. neighborhood and Brooklyn Heights where you’ll end up.

WHEN: 10 am on Fridays

WHERE: Woolworth Building at Broadway & Park Place, 233 Broadway, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $19 tickets (normally $39)

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