There is no right way to see New York City. Whether you’re doing a walking tour of the city’s most famous movie sites, a double-decker hop-on, hop-off tour, or even a helicopter tour giving you a birds-eye view of some of New York’s finest buildings, there is no way to see every nook and cranny on this city. Every neighborhood is completely different, and there is a little bit of something for everyone to fall in love with. So it’s up to you to choose a tour (whether walking, bus, water, or air) that most suits you.
Free Tours by Foot
Free Tours by Foot offers Free, tip-based New York walking tours. These interesting and informative tours will take you through many of the city's most famous neighborhoods. Part New York food tours, part New York sightseeing tours, they're one of the best free things to do in New York.
Explore Greenwich Village, Central Park, and the Financial District/Wall Street with a camera. Photo Walk-abouts will teach you how to take better photos, while they escort you through historical sites every Friday and Saturday. A walking tour and photography lesson all rolled into one!
Real New York Tours
Get the NYC experience with TripAdvisor's top-ranked "thing to do" around NYC. Whether it's The Big Apple Tour, The Half Apple Tour, or even the Ch-apple Rone Tour you're interested in, you'll be sure to keep the doctor away.
Big Onion Walking Tours
Let Big Onion Walking Tours show you the layers of history that make up the fabric of our history. “Long before it was dubbed the Big Apple, those who knew New York City called it The Big Onion…” Find out why on what New York Magazine calls the city’s “best walking tour.”
Foods of New York Walking Tours
Discover the multicultural food capital of the world through walking food tours of cultural centers like Chinatown and Greenwich Village. Enjoy delicious specialties at Chelsea Market, and snack on dumplings off Canal Street at one of several Foods of New York tours.
Scott's Pizza Tours
New York is known for its quality pizza, and pizza enthusiast Scott Wiener knows quality pizza. Let him show you with walking tours of some of the city's best pizza spots. If you're less interested in a walking tour, take Scott's NYC Pizza Bus tour.
NBC Studio Tour
Visit some of NBC’s greatest sets like Saturday Night Live and the Today Show, and get the scoop from your great tour guide: the famous NBC page. Tours run just over an hour and are held every 15-30 minutes daily.
New York City Walking Tours
From the ghosts of City Hall to the literary garrets of the West Village to the gangs of New York, discover some of the city’s great historical moments and unique folk tales through one of over 100 different tours available.
Big Apple Greeter
Tour New York with a big apple greeter, a New Yorker who shares their version of the city through this "welcome visitor" program. The greeter will show you some of the city’s greatest neighborhoods, answer your questions, and show you how to navigate NYC public transportation: all for free!
OnBoard New York Tours
What sets this bus tour apart from the hundreds of others in NYC? The tour guide hops off with you. Pick up discounted tickets here.
On Location Tours
Tour TV and movie sites including The Devil Wears Prada, Hitch, and Gossip Girl, check out the Sopranos tour, or follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte on the Sex and the City hotspots tour.
- Gray Line New York Sightseeing: http://www.coachusa.com/newyorksightseeing/
- CitySightsNY: http://www.citysightsny.com/
New York Water Taxi
More than just for commuting, the Water Taxi offers hop-on, hop-off tours that go to 10 locations including Chelsea Piers, Greenwich Village, and Battery Park. Between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, hop off at Hunters Point just a few steps from Water Taxi Beach, a 44,000 square foot beach with a volleyball net, tents, live music, and entertainment. Hop on at World Financial Center or South Street Seaport and discover New York.
New York City Duck Tour
Experience the first land and water tour in NYC. Start in Times Square and end up cruising the Hudson River aboard the duck!
Circle Line Sightseeing
Check out NYC via one of their many cruises including the three hour full-island cruise, the two-hour harbor lights cruise, and the Beast speed boat ride.
Liberty Helicopter Sightseeing Tours
Get a birds-eye view of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and some of the city’s most famous skyscrapers at one of several breathtaking helicopter tours.
- View more helicopter tours: http://www.allnewyorktours.com/air-helicopter/c-902