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New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

1. New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

Stroll the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to discover the history of those immigrants who wanted to reside in the land of opportunity. See how they made this part of New York their home and let your tastebuds tingle whilst enjoying delicious food samples from all over the world. Stop outside significant local landmarks including the African Burial Ground Monument and the New York Supreme Court. Learn about the origins of the African American community in New York through those that were brought as slaves, and those that were freed.   Head to the Chinatown district and learn more about the Chinese community which once lived in the area. Try some fried dumplings at a spot that is popular with locals. Then, discover the adjacent district of Little Italy which was home to thousands of immigrants from southern Italy. Enjoy some classic Italian flavors which have formed the basis of some of the most popular modern American snacks. Next, enter the Nolita neighborhood and stop outside St Patrick's Old Cathedral, a key focal point of the Irish Catholic community. Take a short stroll through the Sara D Roosevelt Park. Learn about the history of the Jewish community as you stroll through other parts of the Lower East Side. Try some knishes, a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish snack made with potato-based dough and a variety of fillings, before finishing up the tour outside the Tenement Museum.

NYC: 2.5-Hour Bus Tour to Superhero Film Locations

2. NYC: 2.5-Hour Bus Tour to Superhero Film Locations

Don’t miss the chance to see New York City’s best filming locations of your favorite comic book heroes from Spider-Man, Superman, Jessica Jones and more on The Super Tour of NYC. On this super guided sightseeing bus tour, see over 40 locations featured in your favorite super-powered TV shows and movies. Together with your tour guide, discover the most filmed city in the world. Start your adventure in the heart of New York City, Times Square which has been featured in Spider-Man, Captain America, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Incredible Hulk TV series. Continue your journey heading downtown, where you will see great sites such as the Chrysler building, the iconic Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. Drive through unique and cultured neighborhoods like the Lower East Side, Chinatown and see the historical buildings in the Financial District. Finally, stop at Battery Park to see Lady Liberty herself, which was featured in X-men and Superman: The Movie. After the tour, grab a bite to eat or hop-on the Staten Island Ferry, which Spider-Man tries to hold together in Spider-Man: Homecoming. So put on your capes, grab your shields and be prepared to save New York City with over 40 locations featured on this tour.

From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Tour

3. From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Tour

See some of New York City's most famous sights while working up a sweat on this exciting sightseeing bike tour. Start the day with an uphill cycle to the City Hall district of Manhattan, and continue across the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge, climbing steadily uphill for approximately 15 minutes. Stop for a rest at the Brooklyn-side tower of the bridge for some spectacular photos of the Manhattan skyline. From 50 meters high, you'll be treated to unparallel panoramas of the city, so don't forget to bring your camera! After you've spotted the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Staten Island, as well as port of Brooklyn, continue your tour descending into Brooklyn and riding past the historic houses of Brooklyn Heights. As you return over the bridge, passing the South Street Seaport, stop to take some more photos, taking advantage of the amazing views in all directions from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

New York Christmas Holiday Tour of Manhattan

4. New York Christmas Holiday Tour of Manhattan

Meet your guide in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral and get the chance to go inside to see the interior decorated for Christmas. Continue to the Rockefeller Center, famous for its winter ice rink and magical Christmas tree. Learn how the complex of buildings became such a popular place for holiday celebrations. Take a souvenir photo of the famous Christmas tree. Then, walk to Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes create magic every day. Move down town to the Bryant Park Holiday Market and walk past the window displays of the 5th Avenue shops. End in front of Macy's and learn the history of the world's largest department store.

Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

5. Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

This 2-hour tour starts on the waterfront in Dumbo, Brooklyn and takes you through 10 miles of New York City’s most interesting sights. You will head across the Manhattan Bridge to see sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side, Williamsburg and Wallabout Bay before heading into Chinatown. You will travel under the FDR on the East River Esplanade on a protected bike path before continuing on to see views of the Freedom Tower and One World Trade. You will then make your way to City Hall Park, which boasts views of The Woolworth Building, The Tweed Courthouse, The Municiple Building and Park Row. Next up, head across the Brooklyn Bridge to see grand views of downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty. You will then see Brooklyn’s Court Houses and make your way to the first historically preserved neighborhood in the US, Brooklyn Heights. You will end your tour back in Dumbo, where you can enjoy great shopping, a beautiful waterfront parks and awesome food options!

New York City: Bus Tour from Manhattan

6. 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: Tour Noir NYC Sightseeing Theater

7. New York: Tour Noir NYC Sightseeing Theater

Take part in Tour Noir NYC, a sightseeing dramatic performance that combines the history and culture of downtown Manhattan with an interactive film noir comedy show. Begin in Hanover Square where your humble host and licensed guide is interrupted by his ex-fiance, the alluring and mysterious Veronica. Veronica exclaims that her new husband has gone missing and needs help finding him. Become immersed in a real-life thriller, filled with rapid-fire bantering and bickering as you solve clues and navigate the winding streets of downtown Manhattan. Search through Wall Street, City Hall, Five Points, the Bloody Angle in Chinatown, and a Little Italy mob hangout. End up in Soho at Lt. Petrosino Square for a climactic song and dance finale.

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What people are saying about City Hall Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,343 reviews

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to New York! Our tour Hannah stuck it out with us in a torrential down pour and still did not miss a beat in entertaining us with all sorts of fun facts and history. The food was DELICIOUS but it was really the fun conversations and stories that made the tour. Hannah was very knowledgeable and had interesting personal stories to share. We went back a later day to get the dumplings again, and stop by an ice cream shop Hannah had recommended (did not disappoint). She also gets an extra bonus for giving us bagel recommendations that we enjoyed throughout our trip. This was a very fun way to see the city, and learn about the culture and community here!

I highly recommend this food/culture tour if you want to check out the lower east side & learn about some history while sampling some delicious bites. Hannah, a life long New Yorker, was an excellent tour guide - super knowledgeable and so pleasant to chat with! We went through parts of NYC I would have otherwise never seen & learned about lots of immigrant groups including the Irish, Chinese, Italians, Jews, & Germans while we sampled dumplings, pizza, knishes, & pretzels. It was a great way to experience a piece of NYC!

Great experience! There were only 2 of us signed up so we were able to take some time learning to set up shots while also moving quickly in areas that weren’t conducive to great photos. The site says subway fees are covered- they are not (not a huge deal, but be prepared to get a metro card or have a cc handy). I would definitely do this again.

Fantastic experience. Our tour guide Brian was very knowledgeable and also funny. Our thirteen year old grandson loved it and every question he asked Brian was answered without hesitation. Recommend this tour highly!

Wonderful . The staff is very helpful and funny in nature. I really like it :