The Best 5 Walking Tours in New York

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There is no better way to get the true feel of a city than to walk through its streets but to walk the streets without a tour guide in New York is probably not a good idea. It is so big and busy that, on your own, you probably would not achieve or see very much. Fortunately there are many guided walking tours to choose from and so you should find one that suits your own interests.

There are walking tours originating all over the city but here are some of the top walking tour places in New York.

1. New York Music Scene Celebrity Walking Tour:

New York

New York

On this tour you will experience the world famous music scene of New York. This tour will include Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Birdland Jazz Club. You will see where the Beatles first performed in New York and Frank Sinatra’s favorite restaurant. Also see the venues where some of the music greats frequented. These greats included Joan Baez, Don Mclean, Bob Dylan, John Denver and many more.
Duration: 2 Hours Price: $34.94

2. Sex & The City Walking Tour in New York – Walk the same areas as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte. All shows were shot on location in the Greenwich Village or Meatpacking District. Your guide will ensure that you are, drinking, eating, shopping and gossiping in the exact same locations made famous by the Sex and the City show. What better way to enjoy the experience, than walking in the footsteps of the stars.
Duration: 90 Minutes Price: $34.95

3. Great Food Walking Tour of New York with 7 Tastings:

Great Food Walking Tour

Great Food Walking Tour

Don’t just get the feel of New York but also get the taste. This tour will allow you to taste some of the foods that New York is famous for, how and where New Yorkers do. The tour includes: Bleecker St Pizza – “The best pizza in NYC”. Deli Faicco’s – Synonymous with sausage. Coffee Porto Rico Importing Co. – Finest coffees in the world since 1907. Bagel Bagel’s on the Square – A long time favorite. Molly’s Cupcakes – Make your own cupcake. Canoli Bruno’s Pasticceria – Best cannoli in NYC. Italian 11 Cantuccio – Italian promise.
Duration: 2 Hours Price: $49.95

4. Central Park:

Central Park

Central Park

The Park has been the “lungs” for the city since 1860. Given the size of the park, a first visit is probably best with the help of a guide. The guide will show you the site of the Rocking Chair riots, the Belvedere, Seneca Village, the skating pond, Sheep Meadow and the famous Bow Bridge. They will probably also point out the architecture of the Bethesda Arcade and terrace.
Duration: 2 Hours Price: $20.00

5. Brooklyn Bridge and Heights:

Brooklyn Bridge and Heights

Brooklyn Bridge and Heights

This tour will start by taking you across the famous Brooklyn Bridge whilst your guide tells you the amazing story of how it was built. Then walk through the tree lined streets of the heights, enjoying the 19th century architecture. The tour comes to an end on the Promenade on Brooklyn Heights. From this vantage point you are afforded magnificent views of the spectacular downtown Manhattan.
Duration: 2 Hours Price: $20.00

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