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Our most recommended 42nd Street Activities

Superheroes of New York: 2-Hour Guided Tour

1. Superheroes of New York: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Learn where Batman was saved from being canceled and how Kryptonite was created and visit the site where Christopher Reeve first flew as Superman. See where The Avengers left a keepsake for the city of New York. Get a unique and unforgettable view into the comic book industry and the characters that make it extraordinary. Your 2-hour tour starts in front of the Headquarters of the United Nations and as you walk down 42nd Street, you’ll see the Green Goblins apartment, go inside the Daily News building and stop at a bar where some of comics’ greatest artists used to hang out. Check out the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the site where Stark Tower is supposed to be located. As you take a left down Park Avenue, you’ll be walking along historic Publishers Row. See where some of the world’s most iconic comics were first created and the offices of Will Eisner and Bob Kane. You guide will point out where TV shows like Gotham and Netflix’s Daredevil were filmed, where the first man to play superman lived, and much more. Have a fun walk, see great sites, hear amazing stories and discuss the history of all the characters that made you to believe a man could fly!

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NYC: Statue of Liberty, Edge & Ground Zero VIP Tour

2. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Edge & Ground Zero VIP Tour

The Big Apple has a lot to offer. Experience the best of the city on a VIP tour with tickets to Edge Observation Deck, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island included.   Start your day by exploring Midtown with your expert local guide. Walk by famous NYC landmarks such as Bryant Park, 42nd Street, 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Hudson Yards. See the city from above with your entry ticket to NYC's newest observation deck, Edge. Your guide will then take you on the subway down to World Trade Center where you will have an opportunity to pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial Pools and learn about the events of September 11, 2001. Your tour will end at the entrance to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferry where you will be escorted to the security checkpoint. Your guide will give you an orientation of Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. You’ll receive a detailed explanation about where to pick up your self-guided audio tours that are available in 13 languages. Take your time and explore these islands at your own pace. When you’re ready, hop back on the ferry to return to Lower Manhattan and enjoy the rest of your afternoon in New York City.

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NYC: Broadway & Times Square Tour with a Professional Actor

3. NYC: Broadway & Times Square Tour with a Professional Actor

Explore Broadway's backstage on a 1 hour and 45 minute walking tour of New York's famous Theater District! Discover not only the fascinating history of Broadway, but behind-the-scenes stories that brought the unforgettable productions to life. Accompanied by a professional actor guide, you'll also learn the secrets behind historic theaters from an insider's perspective, how the audition process works, and the tricks of making it in the business. Learn the story that created Times Square; from its origins as a horse trading district, to its transformation into the stage entertainment capital of the world! Trace the evolution of theaters after the Great Depression into the radio, and television studios of today – including where the Tonight Show first aired. Walk the edge of the notorious Hell's Kitchen, and hear how a 'Real' West Side Story took place just blocks from the theater where it was playing. The tour also highlights the stories behind places such as Shubert Alley, 42nd Street, The Edison Hotel, 'Smoky Mary's' church, and the George M. Cohan statue – as well as a few surprises along the way! Whether you're a serious student of the theater or someone who has never seen a Broadway show, this interactive tour will educate and entertain you!

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What people are saying about 42nd Street

This was a really enjoyable tour for all ages! The kids enjoyed it just as much as the parents! Patrick was really knowledgeable and made it a lot of fun. We are from NY and even learned a few things we didn’t know before the tour. We all loved that the tour ended at a comic book store so we were able to pick up some comics before heading home! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who loves comics, superheroes, Marvel, DC, or just learning something new!

Orlando was so knowledgeable, personable and funny- we learned so much and truly enjoyed every minute of this tour. It was an easy walk and there was plenty of time to take pictures at each location we visited along the route.

We went for my son's 9th bday and I was amazed by the knowledge and history this tour recommended. It was honestly our trips highlight besides The Statue of Liberty.

Loved to hear all about the details on Broadway and Times Square. A lot of great history and details of the various historical theaters!!

Fantastic tour! I’ve already shared my experience with friends and people at work.