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New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

1. New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

Stroll the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to discover the history of those immigrants who wanted to reside in the land of opportunity. See how they made this part of New York their home and let your tastebuds tingle whilst enjoying delicious food samples from all over the world. Stop outside significant local landmarks including the African Burial Ground Monument and the New York Supreme Court. Learn about the origins of the African American community in New York through those that were brought as slaves, and those that were freed.   Head to the Chinatown district and learn more about the Chinese community which once lived in the area. Try some fried dumplings at a spot that is popular with locals. Then, discover the adjacent district of Little Italy which was home to thousands of immigrants from southern Italy. Enjoy some classic Italian flavors which have formed the basis of some of the most popular modern American snacks. Next, enter the Nolita neighborhood and stop outside St Patrick's Old Cathedral, a key focal point of the Irish Catholic community. Take a short stroll through the Sara D Roosevelt Park. Learn about the history of the Jewish community as you stroll through other parts of the Lower East Side. Try some knishes, a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish snack made with potato-based dough and a variety of fillings, before finishing up the tour outside the Tenement Museum.

From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Tour

2. From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Tour

See some of New York City's most famous sights while working up a sweat on this exciting sightseeing bike tour. Start the day with an uphill cycle to the City Hall district of Manhattan, and continue across the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge, climbing steadily uphill for approximately 15 minutes. Stop for a rest at the Brooklyn-side tower of the bridge for some spectacular photos of the Manhattan skyline. From 50 meters high, you'll be treated to unparalleled panoramas of the city, so don't forget to bring your camera! After you've spotted the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Staten Island, as well as port of Brooklyn, continue your tour descending into Brooklyn and riding past the historic houses of Brooklyn Heights. As you return over the bridge, passing the South Street Seaport, stop to take some more photos, taking advantage of the amazing views in all directions from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

NYC: 2.5-Hour Bus Tour to Superhero Film Locations

3. NYC: 2.5-Hour Bus Tour to Superhero Film Locations

Don’t miss the chance to see New York City’s best filming locations of your favorite comic book heroes from Spider-Man, Superman, Jessica Jones and more on The Super Tour of NYC. On this super guided sightseeing bus tour, see over 40 locations featured in your favorite super-powered TV shows and movies. Together with your tour guide, discover the most filmed city in the world. Start your adventure in the heart of New York City, Times Square which has been featured in Spider-Man, Captain America, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Incredible Hulk TV series. Continue your journey heading downtown, where you will see great sites such as the Chrysler building, the iconic Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. Drive through unique and cultured neighborhoods like the Lower East Side, Chinatown and see the historical buildings in the Financial District. Finally, stop at Battery Park to see Lady Liberty herself, which was featured in X-men and Superman: The Movie. After the tour, grab a bite to eat or hop-on the Staten Island Ferry, which Spider-Man tries to hold together in Spider-Man: Homecoming. So put on your capes, grab your shields and be prepared to save New York City with over 40 locations featured on this tour.

Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

4. Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

This 2-hour tour starts on the waterfront in Dumbo, Brooklyn and takes you through 10 miles of New York City’s most interesting sights. You will head across the Manhattan Bridge to see sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side, Williamsburg and Wallabout Bay before heading into Chinatown. You will travel under the FDR on the East River Esplanade on a protected bike path before continuing on to see views of the Freedom Tower and One World Trade. You will then make your way to City Hall Park, which boasts views of The Woolworth Building, The Tweed Courthouse, The Municiple Building and Park Row. Next up, head across the Brooklyn Bridge to see grand views of downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty. You will then see Brooklyn’s Court Houses and make your way to the first historically preserved neighborhood in the US, Brooklyn Heights. You will end your tour back in Dumbo, where you can enjoy great shopping, a beautiful waterfront parks and awesome food options!

New York Christmas Holiday Tour of Manhattan

5. New York Christmas Holiday Tour of Manhattan

Meet your guide in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral and get the chance to go inside to see the interior decorated for Christmas. Continue to the Rockefeller Center, famous for its winter ice rink and magical Christmas tree. Learn how the complex of buildings became such a popular place for holiday celebrations. Take a souvenir photo of the famous Christmas tree. Then, walk to Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes create magic every day. Move down town to the Bryant Park Holiday Market and walk past the window displays of the 5th Avenue shops. End in front of Macy's and learn the history of the world's largest department store.

New York: Tour Noir NYC Sightseeing Theater

6. New York: Tour Noir NYC Sightseeing Theater

Take part in Tour Noir NYC, a sightseeing dramatic performance that combines the history and culture of downtown Manhattan with an interactive film noir comedy show. Begin in Hanover Square where your humble host and licensed guide is interrupted by his ex-fiance, the alluring and mysterious Veronica. Veronica exclaims that her new husband has gone missing and needs help finding him. Become immersed in a real-life thriller, filled with rapid-fire bantering and bickering as you solve clues and navigate the winding streets of downtown Manhattan. Search through Wall Street, City Hall, Five Points, the Bloody Angle in Chinatown, and a Little Italy mob hangout. End up in Soho at Lt. Petrosino Square for a climactic song and dance finale.

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What people are saying about City Hall Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,377 reviews

This was the highlight of our trip to New York! Our guide Erik was wonderful - knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. The sights and information kept our family (one teenager, one adult, and two seniors) fascinated the whole time, and the food was absolutely delicious. The tour paired perfectly with watching Paradise Square the same evening. This was such a great way to spend our limited time in the city and we would absolutely book a tour with this group and guide in the future.

What a fun and informative tour. Our guide, Hannah was absolutely awesome! She was so engaging and the history of this area of NYC was very interesting to learn about. We did this on our last day and I wish would have gone on this tour earlier in our visit just because Hannah had such good recommendations for other places to try out in addition to the food stops on the tour. Highly recommend both this tour and the tour company.

Hannah was INCREDIBLE! I was in NYC for a week and we saw everything...this was easily in our top 3 activities. The food was great, the history was super interesting, and the tour was thoroughly entertaining. Don't miss this if you're in the city!

We had a ton of fun touring the city this way! I planned our two-day trip with two other main excursions: the statue of liberty/ellis island, and top of the rock. All my friends and I agreed that we enjoyed the Brooklyn Bike tour the most.

Great tour! With lots of historical info on the development of Brooklyn through the years. And the pefect fountain stops on a very warm day. John was a great host!