While you might be thinking about exploring NYC on your own, you may get overwhelmed with how much there is to actually see and do in New York. Luckily, there are tons of guided and self-guided tours around New York City to help lead you through some of the most majestic aspects of the city. Here are just a few tours that Dial 7 recommends:
Small-Group Central Park Bike Tour
If you want to visit the most iconic park in New York City, the Small-Group Central Park Tour will let you cover the whole park in record time with their famous bike tour. They will help you pick out your bike before setting off from the south end of the park. You’ll see iconic landmarks, plus a few lesser-known sights. The tour caps out at 8 people so it’s the perfect size to bring your family and friends for a personal touch.
Statue of Liberty : Circle Line Cruise
If you feel like a cruise is more apropos to get a good view of the city, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty, then look no further because Circle Line Cruise has got you covered! The cruise sets sail along the Hudson River, giving you a great view of the NYC skyline and Lady Liberty herself, before rounding Battery Park and heading for the Brooklyn Bridge. The fresh salty air also does the body good.
Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour
It goes without saying there are many bridges in New York City, with the Brooklyn Bridge perhaps being the most iconic. One of the best ways to experience the legendary bridge is to participate in the Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour with Blazing Saddles, taking you over the bridge to experience one of the best views of the Manhattan skyline. A regular guided tour as well as self-guided tour is available.
9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour
As we all know, New York City also has a somber and deep history, primarily the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11. If you wish to visit the site to pay respects and learn more about those who passed away, the 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Walking Tour is the perfect option. You will be accompanied by New Yorkers with personal connections to that fateful day, as they recount their experiences.
Brooklyn Pizza Tour
Pizza is without a doubt the most ubiquitous food in NYC. New Yorkers will likely fight you about the best pizza places, but many will agree some of the best and authentic slices are found in Brooklyn. If you’re a pizza aficionado or just want to see if the hype lives up to your expectations, the Brooklyn Pizza Tour is the one for you. You’ll be able to skip the long lines at Grimaldi’s for their Neapolitan pizza and L & B Spumoni Gardens for their Sicilian pizza. You’ll enjoy fresh slices right out of the oven, plus learn the history of how the pizzerias came to be.