The New York See It All Tour is exactly what it sounds like: an all-encompassing guided tour of New York City.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
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Tour Stop at Central Park
Arguably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a manmade wonder. Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year.
Set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers, musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year. One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.
Drive By Ellis Island
Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990.
Drive By Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet, and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed.
Drive By Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, in the U.S. state of New York, is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay.
Drive By FAO Schwarz Toy Company
FAO Schwarz, founded in 1862, is the oldest toy store in the United States. The company is known for its unique high-end toys, life-sized stuffed animals, dolls, and games. The FAO Schwarz flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City is a popular tourist destination, and has gained iconic status for its floor piano, cameos in major motion pictures, and real-life toy soldiers.
Drive By Chrysler Center
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1,046 feet, the structure was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the tallest brick building in the world, albeit with an internal steel skeleton.
Drive By Woolworth Building
The Woolworth Building, at 233 Broadway, designed by architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1913, is an early US skyscraper. The original site for the building was purchased by F. W. Woolworth and his real estate agent Edward J. Hogan by April 15, 1910, from the Trenor Luther Park Estate and other owners for $1.65 million. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966, and a landmark since 1983.
Drive By MetLife Building
The MetLife Building is a skyscraper located at 200 Park Avenue at East 45th Street above Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Built in 1958–63 as the Pan Am Building, then headquarters of Pan American World Airways, it was designed by Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi and Walter Gropius in the International style, and is one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States.
Drive By The Plaza Hotel NYC
The Plaza Hotel, located in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel with a height of 250 ft and length of 400 ft that occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South in Manhattan. Fifth Avenue extends along the east side of Grand Army Plaza. The Plaza Hotel is recognized as a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Drive By New York City Hall
New York City Hall is located at the center of City Hall Park in the Civic Center area of Lower Manhattan, New York City, between Broadway, Park Row, and Chambers Street. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York City and the chambers of the New York City Council.
Drive By Washington Square Park
Washington Square, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is a very popular and often crowded square. The square was long known for its bohemian and rebellious character. People from all backgrounds flock to this large square dotted with trees. At the center of the square are its two main attractions: a large fountain and the Washington Arch.
Drive By New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States and third largest in the world, behind only the Library of Congress. It is an independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing. The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island and it has affiliations with academic and professional libraries in the metropolitan area of New York State.
Drive By SoHo/TriBeCa
In SoHo, you can find the New York Fire Museum on Spring Street, which features hand-pulled and horse-drawn apparatus, engines and other 18th-20th century equipment. The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art has exhibits, lectures and special events representing the cartoonists' and animators' works and impact.
In TriBeCa, enjoy delicious meals at restaurants like Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Capsouto Freres Restaurant, F.illi Ponte and Dylan Prime. The Bubble Lounge is one of the most popular night clubs in the area.
Drive By Herald Square
Herald Square proper is the north end of the square between West 34th Street and West 35th Street. The old New York Herald Building was located on the square. The square contains a huge mechanical clock whose mechanical structures were constructed in 1895 by the sculptor Antonin Jean Carles. The monument, known as the James Gordon Monument consists of the Goddess of Wisdom, Minerva with her owls in front of a bell, flanked by two bell ringers mounted on a Milford pink granite pedestal. The monument's bell was designed to chime on the hour.
Drive By The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
One of 11 resident organizations, Lincoln Center presents some 3,000 programs, events, and initiatives each year. Its performance series include American Songbook; Great Performers; Lincoln Center Festival; the Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart, and White Light Festivals; and Live From Lincoln Center, its Emmy Award-winning series of live performing arts telecasts.
Drive By Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park is a waterside park on the Hudson River that extends from 59th Street south to Battery Park in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Bicycle and pedestrian paths, including the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, span the park north to south, opening up the waterfront for recreational use. The park includes tennis and soccer fields, batting cages, children's playground, dog run, and many other features. The parkland also incorporates several rebuilt North River piers along its length, formerly used for shipping.
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Tour Stop at Madison Square Park
For everyday visits, the spacious dog run, colorful playground, and large grassy area make for a happy escape from the busy midtown area in which Madison Square Park is located. The artwork peppering the park’s grounds is sure to thrill those with an eye for art with its exciting blend of temporary exhibits by new artists and classic monuments that testify to Madison Square Park's 150-year history.
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Tour Stop at Strawberry Fields
Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist.
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Tour Stop at The Dakota Building
The Dakota is a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Constructed between October 25, 1880 and October 27, 1884, the building is known as the home of former Beatle John Lennon from 1973 to 1980 as well as the location of his murder.
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Tour Stop at U.S. Custom House
The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House is a building in New York City built 1902–1907 by the federal government to house the duty collection operations for the port of New York. It is located near the southern tip of Manhattan, roughly on the same spot as Fort Amsterdam, the original center of the settlement of New Amsterdam.
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Tour Stop at Times Square
Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway (now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square – known as "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", and the "The Great White Way"– is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. According to Travel + Leisure magazine's October 2011 survey, Times Square is the world's most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are either tourists or people working in the area.
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Tour Stop at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The Rockefeller Center complex was built during the Great Depression, providing much needed work for New Yorkers, as well as reflecting the art deco styling popular during the time. Rockefeller Center was revolutionary at the time introducing the idea of incorporating art work throughout, parking garages, and centralized heating.
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Tour Stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark
of New York City. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, directly across the street from Rockefeller Center and specifically facing the Atlas statue.
Drive By Trump Tower
Trump Tower is a 58-story mixed-use skyscraper located at 725 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of East 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was developed by Donald Trump and the Equitable Life Assurance Company, it is now just developed/ owned by Donald Trump, and designed by Der Scutt of Swanke, Hayden Connell. The ground floor stores in the tower were opened for business on November 30, 1983. The grand opening of the Atrium and stores was held on February 14, 1983 with the apartments and offices following shortly thereafter.
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Tour Stop at 5th Avenue Shopping District
If you're a fashion-focused NYC visitor, shopping at the New York stores on Fifth Avenue is a definite must during your stay in the Big Apple. NY shopping is an entirely different experience than shopping in another city, especially along this historical road. Located in the center of Manhattan, the best Fifth Avenue shopping takes place between 39th and 60th Street at NYC flagship stores. Whether you are searching for the latest fashions, NY souvenirs, or useful house wares, New York outlets on Fifth Ave cater to every taste and budget.
Drive By Central Park Zoo
The Central Park Zoo is a small 6.5-acre zoo located on Central Park in New York City. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and the New York Aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The zoo began in the 1860s as a menagerie, making it the first official zoo to open in New York. The zoo was modified in 1934, with the addition of many new buildings ranged in a quadrangle around the sea lion pool. Finally, the zoo was renovated in the mid-1980s and reopened in 1988, replacing the old-fashioned cages with naturalistic environments.
Drive By Macy's
Macy's Flagship store at Herald Square is a very popular shopping destination for visitors to New York City. Macy's Herald Square is well known for its Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Window Displays, and visits with Santa. Many visitors are impressed with the extensive sales and wide array of merchandise at Macy's Herald Square.
Drive By Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village is a well-known, largely residential district in Manhattan, one of the boroughs of New York. The neighborhood is roughly bounded by Broadway on the east, the Hudson River on the west, Houston Street on the south, and 14th St on the north. The neighborhoods surrounding it are the East Village to the east, SoHo to the south, and Chelsea to the north.
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Tour Stop at World Trade Center Site
One World Trade Center is the name of two buildings. It most commonly refers to the primary building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City, and the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The 104-story tall structure, which shares a name with the northern Twin Tower in the original World Trade Center that was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center.
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Tour Stop at Wall Street
Wall Street is a 0.7 miles, eight-block-long, street running west to east from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan in the financial district of New York City.
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Tour Stop at Trinity Church NYC
Trinity Church, at 79 Broadway in lower Manhattan, is a historic, active, well-endowed parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Trinity Church is near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway, in New York City, New York.
Drive By St. Paul's Chapel
A chapel of the Parish of Trinity Church, St. Paul's was built on land granted by Anne, Queen of Great Britain, designed by architect Thomas McBean and built by master craftsman Andrew Gautier. Upon completion in 1766, it stood in a field some distance from the growing port city to the south. It was built as a "chapel-of-ease" for parishioners who thought the Mother Church inconvenient to access. St. Paul's Chapel, is an Episcopal chapel located at 209 Broadway, between Fulton and Vesey Streets, in Lower Manhattan in New York City. It is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan.
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Tour Stop at World Financial Center
The World Financial Center is a complex of office buildings located across West Street from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan in New York City. Overlooking the Hudson River, the World Financial Center has been home to offices of various companies including Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets, Nomura Group, American Express and Brookfield Asset Management, among others. In 2014, the World Financial Center will be renamed Brookfield Place following the completion of extensive renovations.
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Tour Stop at Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall, built in 1700 as New York's City Hall, later served as the first capitol building of the United States of America under the Constitution, and was the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States. It was also where the United States Bill of Rights was introduced in the First Congress. The building was demolished in 1812.
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Tour Stop at Flatiron Building
The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak.
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Tour Stop at South Street Seaport
The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District. It features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, and includes the largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings in the city. This includes renovated original mercantile buildings, renovated sailing ships, the former Fulton Fish Market, and modern tourist malls featuring food, shopping and nightlife, with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Drive By Tiffany's
The Tiffany Store on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue first opened on October 21, 1940 and has been impressing both shoppers and window gazers ever since. This world famous store sells high-quality jewelry, china and crystal. While many items might cause sticker-shock, there are also a selection of less expensive items (key chains, money clips, etc.) that make great New York City souvenirs. Even if you can't afford to make a purchase, you can make like Holly Golightly from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and window shop.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
This is the only way to see everything there is in the city in a single day. You'll find that the tour offers an immediate, in-depth look at the top attractions of the city, from the excitement of Times Square to the history of South Street Seaport and much more.
Other tours will simply drive you past the attractions in the city, possibly providing a recorded narration. The New York See It All Tour is much different. You'll actually get to step off the tour bus, accompanied by your expert guide. The guides on the tour are also different. Each guide is an expert on the area and has firsthand knowledge of the areas that you will visit.