Activities

Destination NYC

Licensed guides lead multilingual custom and orientation tours combining multiple attractions in neighborhoods throughout Manhattan. Tours are for a minimum of four people and can be conducted by foot or other modes of transportation, including luxury vehicles. $145 half-day a.m. tour, $229 half-day p.m. tour.

Discover New York with Kitt Garrett

Personalized tours of NYC restaurants, theaters, shopping, sights, museums and more for adults and children are led by native New Yorker and travel specialist Kitt Garrett. Dates/times/prices vary. 212.370.1319.

East Village Walking Tour

On this tour, given by the giant tour company, Viator, guests meet their tour guide in Tompkins Square Park for a two-and-a-half-hour cocktail walking tour in the East Village. You will taste three craft cocktails, discover locally produced spirits, learn how Prohibition-era speakeasies shaped New York City and more.

Elegant Tightwad Shopping Excursions

Bargain shoppers tour the Garment District, Uptown or East Village and visit private showrooms, where they purchase designer clothes and accessories at wholesale prices. Times/prices vary. Individualized tours can be arranged. 800.808.4614, 646.837.7006.

Entertainment Cruises

Whether aboard the elegant Atlantica yacht, all-glass Bateaux New York or the fun Spirit of New York ship, dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline are on the menu, along with fine dining.

Every Last Sunday on the Lower East Side Tour

Guides lead visitors on a walking tour of new artists’ spaces and galleries. Last Sunday of every month, 1 p.m. Free.

Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

Food writer “Fat Dave” transports hungry guests through the city in his classic Checker taxicab on themed or custom rides. The average driving tour is 4.5 hours; walking tours are 3.5 hours. Food and soft drinks are included.  For more information, see www.famousfatdave.com.

Fashion District Tour

“Garmento” Mike Kaback leads visitors on a two-hour walking tour through the Fashion District and along the Fashion Walk of Fame; stops can include a design showroom, sample sale, the Mood fabric store and a garment factory.

Fashion Window Walking Tour

This two-hour journey immerses visitors in NYC’s fashion industry and offers insider info on window designs and fashion displays. Departs 3 pm Tu-F and noon on Sa from Macy’s Herald Square. $34.99 per ticket, $24.99 groups 10 or more.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Tour

This one-hour tour showcases the world's largest depository of monetary gold, held five stories below the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in a 90-ton steel cylinder. Advance reservations a must. Free. Mon & Tues, 1 & 2 p.m.

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