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New York City: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

1. New York City: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour including a fully detailed offline map of the tour area, and head out on a walking tour of New York City. Discover the wonders of the City That Never Sleeps and marvel at the history of New York, from English colony to sparkling metropolis. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the fascinating history of the city. Start the tour from the landmark Flatiron Building, before exploring the best sites of the city, feeling like a local. See the Grand Central Station, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and much more. Experience New York City at your own pace and find out the hidden corners of it with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

NYC: Midtown Manhattan Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. NYC: Midtown Manhattan Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore New York City’s Midtown Manhattan on a self-guided walking tour via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and GPS map. See New York’s most iconic landmarks and learn their history, from the Empire State Building to Times Square. Enjoy animated videos to visualize parts of the tour. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Begin your tour at Columbus Circle, then head to Carnegie Hall, where music legends have performed for over a century. Get the story behind the hall and its founder before moving on to the ornate Russian Tea Room, a Manhattan staple since 1927. Next, visit the city’s most famous hotels, the Ritz and the Plaza. These five-star digs aren’t just landmarks, they’re also packed with Manhattan history that you’ll get to uncover. After that, get a chance to see the famous Pulitzer Fountain. Snap a few photos to save the memory before heading down Fifth Avenue, where New Yorkers come to get their high-end apparel from stores like Saks, Bergdorf, and Louis Vuitton. Then, head to the Saint Regis hotel and learn of the fierce legal dueling between the Astors and the Vanderbilts surrounding this gorgeous landmark. The route continues to the iconic Rockefeller Center. From the ice rink to the NBC studios seen in “30 Rock,” this is a must-see New York landmark. Afterward, it’s time to say hello to Broadway and get a glimpse at the city’s thriving theater scene. A tour of New York City wouldn’t be complete without Times Square, so that’s up next. Explore this memorable square and learn about its transformation from a criminal haven to a tourism hub. If you’re ready to take a break from walking, enjoy a stop at Bryant Park, a perfect oasis that has also seen plenty of Hollywood magic over the years. When you’re ready, head to the city’s most astonishing architectural marvels: the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. Take in the stunning designs while learning about how they both came to be. Then it’s on to the vast New York Public Library, which houses a staggering 125 miles of shelving and is used to transport books from floor to floor using pneumatic tubes! Finish off your tour learning the full, fascinating history behind the Empire State Building as you walk to New York’s most iconic skyscraper.

New York: Midtown Manhattan City Exploration Game

3. New York: Midtown Manhattan City Exploration Game

Imagine you’re a young reporter who has just moved to New York City in hopes to make your “big break.” You’ve recently received a lead that suggests magic is here in Midtown! Your lead instructs you to meet him in Grand Central, where he’ll provide you with everything you need to discover a Secret Society of Magical Persons. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? The city game starts at the Grand Central Station. It will take you around 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The Plaza Hotel. After your booking. you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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What people are saying about Grand Central Terminal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 77 reviews

Big walking tour of midtown. Wonderful sites and interesting historic trivia. Some of the wordings of clues were not very specific. A lovely long walk. The best part was spending time in Bryant Park.

It took us longer than expected, and one clue was certainly not obvious, but overall a good experience. The family liked it, and we will do another one of these games when we visit other cities

The tour was very interesting and educational. I loved walking around the city and I learned a lot about its many sights from the tour. I would definitely recommend it!

Very nice eventful tour through Middle Manhattan. The advance route guidance to the starting point was very helpful.