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New York City: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

1. New York City: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Discover New York City with a 9-mile bike tour through the city that never sleeps. Join a professional New York City tour guide who will escort you to some of the most fascinating landmarks of the city. Your guide, a highly-rated, professionally-licensed New York City tour guide, will guide you through many of the highlights of this bustling city. Starting right by the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side, the tour takes you to Battery Park, Little Italy, and Chinatown before riding up to Washington Square Park. From there, ride along the Hudson Greenway. See where Sully Sullenberger famously landed a plane on the Hudson. See the newly constructed Vessel and Highline.

New York City: Bus Tour from Manhattan

2. New York City: Bus Tour from Manhattan

This sightseeing tour of New York City features comfortable bus transportation and narration to ensure you get the most out of your New York experience. Your driver will start the tour by taking you through Central Park West, where you can view the Dakota Building. From here, you will continue to the Upper West Side. You will later drive past a number of famous New York museums including the American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum. Next, you will go into Midtown to drive along Fifth Avenue. Here, you will see the renowned Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall before stopping to view the Empire State Building. Continuing from the Flatiron Building, you will journey into Little Italy and take a stroll over to New York’s famous Chinatown. The bus will then take you to Wall Street in the Financial District and  stop at Battery Park for a view of the Statue of Liberty - those who would like to can end the tour here. The tour continues through the West Highway, where you’ll be able to see the site of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex. The tour ends at Herald Square. This tour features numerous photo stops for you to capture your New York experience.

New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

3. New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

Relax on board a festive lights and movie sites bus in New York City as a local actor guide entertains and informs you throughout this one-of-a-kind sightseeing experience. Experience the festive lights and decorations of Manhattan as they sparkle during the holidays, and spot iconic landmarks as well as some of the city’s hidden gems. Marvel at the famed tree in Rockefeller center where Macaulay Culkin reunited with his mom in “Home Alone 2.” Peek into the brilliant holiday windows at Bloomingdale, Lord and Taylor, and the same Macy's from “Miracle on 34th Street.” Learn where Bill Murray found out his taxi driver was the Ghost of Christmas Past in “Scrooged.” Pass through Central Park and reminisce about the serendipitous moment that John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale had at Wollman Rink in “Serendipity.” Whether you’re visiting New York or looking for a unique holiday experience in your hometown, this sightseeing excursion is sure to spread holiday cheer.

New York: Midtown Manhattan City Exploration Game

4. 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.

New York City: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. New York City: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Submerge yourself in the exciting and biggest city in New York, the largest city in the USA. This audio tour concentrates mainly on the Midtown Manhattan area where it is bustling both night and day. Here you will travel through Manhattan seeing many iconic buildings such as the Rockefeller, the Empire State Building, and the world famous Times Square. Enjoy the many deli’s, cafés and restaurants as there are almost a million options to choose from. On this tour, you will also see Broadway, the James Farley Post Office, Herald Square, the Mid Manhattan Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, St Patrick's Cathedral and the world famous Central Park. There is also an optional addition to see the FAO Schwartz. This tour has sound effects and appropriate music to enthrall the senses. 

Hoboken: Private Walking Tour with Manhattan Views

6. Hoboken: Private Walking Tour with Manhattan Views

Hoboken’s Manhattan views, riverfront parks, industrial past, immigrant influences, brownstones, cafes, shops and food offer a unique look into local life and history. Please read this to better understand the city I hope we will explore together: nytimes.com/1985/11/15/arts/hoboken-a-10-minute-ride-to-far-away.html The following are examples of where we can go. We can customize! Waterfront. Hoboken has transformed its industrial piers into beautiful parks and promenades, which offer expansive views of the New York City skyline. The largest is Pier A Park, extending 800 feet into the Hudson River. The Urban Land Institute named it a top 10 U.S. urban park. History. Hoboken is the birthplace of baseball, Frank Sinatra and the zipper; key player in American wars, immigration and industrialization; and former home to some of the 20th century's most advanced shipyards and factories, including Maxwell House, Lipton Tea and Tootsie Roll. Museum. For those interested, we can visit Hoboken’s quaint historical museum. ($5 entry. Only open in afternoon. Closed on Mondays.) Architecture. With tree-lined blocks of 3- and 4-story brownstones, sidewalk cafes and a few cobblestone streets, you won’t believe you’re only a mile from Times Square. We'll also visit Hoboken's rail terminal – quietly the 9th busiest in North America – whose 1907 Beaux Arts waiting room will take you back in time. Washington Street. Hoboken’s main commercial thoroughfare is home to restaurants, bars, cafes and shops – many still locally owned. The American Planning Association once named it one of the “10 Great Streets in America.” Immigration. Hoboken was a prominent destination for German and Irish immigrants in the 19th century and Italians and Puerto Ricans in the 20th century. Their influences remain visible in contemporary Hoboken’s buildings, churches, food, festivals, social clubs and people. Bakeries, Delis & Gelaterias. The original Carlo's Bakery (aka Cake Boss, 1910) and Fiore’s (housemade mozzarella, 1913) are among Hoboken's most famous local eateries. More recently, Kikilu Gelato rose to the top of Hoboken's must-taste attractions – the best outside Italy! Bars, Bagels & Pizzerias. Along with allegedly having “the most bars per square mile” in the U.S., Hoboken features countless bagel shops and pizzerias, creating ample opportunity for guests to sample New York style bagels, pizza and bacon-egg-and-cheeses. American Brands. For out-of-town visitors seeking well-known brands without Manhattan crowds, Hoboken has a Shake Shack, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, Nike Store, lululemon and more – all within a 5-minute walk! Stevens Institute of Technology. A top-100 American university perched on a hill above the Hudson River, the Stevens campus offers still more spectacular views of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) and surrounding skyline. Operated by Viamo Tours, LLC Hosted by Greg Guglielmo (linkedin.com/in/gregguglielmo/)

NYC: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Premium Viewing Brunch

7. NYC: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Premium Viewing Brunch

Get ready for an exciting Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing experience at one of New York City’s top venues: Gotham Hall. Tuck into a gourmet brunch, the open bar, listen to live entertainment, and access an outdoor viewing platform to see the Parade up close. Head to the iconic Gotham Hall, a historic event space in Midtown Manhattan for a Thanksgiving Day Parade to remember. Marvel at the views of the parade as it travels down 6th Avenue and past 36th Street from your idyllic vantage point. Tuck into to a delicious brunch, that includes breakfast pastries and morning cocktails, as you gaze out towards the floats and balloons from your private viewing area. Enjoy the live entertainment, including face painters, balloon artists, and a magician, happening both on the streets and in the hall, making this Thanksgiving Day one to remember.

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What people are saying about Herald Square

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4.7
(1,444 reviews)

My 17 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3-hour Hoboken Walking Tour with Greg. Hoboken is a beautiful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of New York, offering a different insight and experience. The tour also means you tick off another US State! The views across to Manhattan are simply breathtaking! We learnt a lot about the area from Greg - he was extremely knowledgeable and informative. The tour would be accessible for younger children too. One or more stops can be made enroute to suite group needs. We really enjoyed our coffees and fresh pastries in one of the many cafes in the area. I had some questions after booking about our NYC adventure and Greg was responsive and so helpful. Highly recommend this tour - which is only half a mile from Manhattan!

We are from North Carolina and hadn’t heard of Hoboken but are so happy we found this tour. Very much a peek into local / NYC life that you’d otherwise not get. Super easy to get there. Greg was the perfect guide. A must do if you want to explore outside Manhattan for a day. Among the highlights of our trip : )

Amazing, fun, informative, complete. Our guide Richard was incredibly kind, knowledgeable and passionate. We enjoyed every moment of the ride through New York. A true highlight for my son and me.

Highly recommend this tour. Benji was great; shared a lot information, some "behind the scenes" things, and was very friendly.

Very good. The tour management looked after us intensively and the alternation between driving and walking was well divided.