8. New York: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour
Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 14.5+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of New York City in 14-16 hours. Once downloaded, your tour of New York City begins at 764 Doris C Freedman Pl. From there you will head south to Trump Tower and hear about Former President Donald J. Trump’s organization’s headquarters. Keep driving and you will see St. Patrick's Cathedral on your left - a fantastic Roman Catholic cathedral in the middle of this modern city. After that, you’ll reach The Rockefeller Center - known for its famous observation deck, the "Top of the Rock,". Then you’ll come across Times Square - perhaps the most visited tourist destination in the world. As you continue to drive, you will see and hear about some more iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Park. Did you know Madison Square Park’s history dates back to the late 1700s when it was used as a potter's field and a military parade ground? As you continue to drive, you will hear much about the city’s history and tourism through the decades. Canal Street is next, followed by City Hall Park. From there, continue on Pearl Street and hear about the infrastructural development taking place in the city over the years. Coming up is the Manhattan Bridge. The Manhattan Bridge is one of the three iconic bridges that connect the vibrant borough of Manhattan with the charming Brooklyn. Up next is the Brooklyn Bridge. It is a suspension bridge that spans the East River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City. From here, head to the Financial District of New York. It is the historic and symbolic heart of New York City's financial industry, home to the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the American Stock Exchange, among many other financial institutions. If you decide to take a walk, make sure to use our Wall Street Self-Guided Walking Tour. Coming up ahead is Battery Park. The park is named after the artillery battery stationed there in the late 1700s to defend the city. Highly recommend you take the Battery Park Self-Guided Walking Tour. Coming up next is the One World Trade Center, also known as Freedom Tower, is the main building of the World Trade Center complex, which is located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. After that, you will drive alongside the Hudson River and arrive at one of the city’s newest parks - Little Island. As you reach the end of the tour, you will also hear about the city’s ongoing fight against the forces of nature. Finally, you’ll arrive at Columbus Circle. Columbus Circle is an important and iconic landmark of New York City, it's a must-see destination for any tourist visiting the city, and it offers a great variety of activities and landmarks. Your tour concludes here.