Sightseeing Tours of New York City Landmarks

Sightseeing Tours of New York City Landmarks
New York is one of the world's most pedestrian-friendly cities in the world. As such, whether you use a self-guided or a commercial tour, the New York City parks and historic landmarks can easily be explored on foot. Guided walking tours provide you with the opportunity to learn about the city through the eyes of knowledgeable tour guides. They are also a viable alternative to the chaotic, and often over-crowded subway system.

New York City Cultural Walking Tours

Alfred Pommer is a licensed New York City tour guide and native New Yorker. He offers a choice of over 26 cultural walking tours of New York City. For example, the Landmarks of 42nd Street Walking Tour takes you past a memorial for Dag Hammarjkold, the Beaux Arts Studios and the Knickerbocker Hotel, where Caruso sang from his balcony. The Central Park West Neighborhood Walking Tour takes you past John Lennon's Strawberry Fields, and the Dakota, where the movie "Rosemary's Baby" was shot. In 2009, tours cost $60 per hour for a group or an individual. Most tours are three hours long.

New York City Cultural Walking Tours
Alfred Pommer
285 Avenue C #6F
New York, New York 10009
(212) 979-2388
nycwalk.com

Wall Street Walks

If you've always been fascinated by the history of the stock market and the Federal Reserve, consider the New York Wall Street Walking Tour. You'll learn how an 18th century street bazaar become the world's most influential financial center, and visit the Federal Reserve Gold Vault. Most of the tours cover less than 2 miles of walking, and last for 90 minutes. In 2009, prices are up to $23 per person.

Wall Street Walks
(212) 209-3370

wallstreetwalks.com

Ground Zero Walking Tour

The three-hour Ground Zero Walking Tour takes you through the 16-acre Ground Zero area, which was the site of the 9/11 terrorism attacks. The tour also explores the Woolworth Building, as well as parts of Wall Street. In 2009, the tour is priced at $25.

New York City Vacation Packages
300 Market Street
Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704
(877) NYC-TRIP
nyctrip.com

Miracle on 34th Street

The 34th Street Partnership offers free walking tours of the 34th Street area. You'll learn little-known facts about the Empire State Building and other local landmarks. Tours take place on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and meet at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Empire State Building.

34th Street Partnership
500 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1120
New York, New York 10110
(212) 719-3434
34thstreet.org

Article Written By Lisa Mercer

In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.

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