The best of midtown in one tour!
Midtown Manhattan is home to a heavy concentration of iconic New York landmarks, and on this accessible, small-group walking tour, you can look forward to discovering most of them in the span of just 2. 5 hours.
Meet your guide near the Empire State Building, and set off on a stroll that makes many indoor stops, a great option any time of the year. You'll encounter the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, plus other art deco wonders, and will walk down Fifth Avenue, venture into Bryant Park, the New York Public Library, and explore Grand Central Terminal.
As you go, you'll also learn the stories behind the sights and their construction, and how they transformed New York. See the insides of Art Deco skyscraper masterpieces, and countless photo opportunities.
A great tour for those who want to get the most out of their time in midtown.
This tour will start in front of the Empire State Building, whose main lobby we will visit, as we begin our walk. Your guide will explore the details of landmarking in NYC, with historical reference photos.
From there, we will travel shortly up 5th Avenue. We will then visit Bryant Park, and learn its unique history, There, you will see one of the most unique Art Deco landmarked buildings in the city. We will then visit the adjoining main branch of the NY Public Library, a 646, 680 square feet (60, 079 m2) icon and its interior landmarked spaces.
From there, we will journey down 42nd St, where we will numerous historic buildings. This stretch will include several early, key Art Deco masterpieces. . . including the gorgeous Chrysler Building and others. Finally, we will visit Grand Central Terminal, the world's largest train station, and one of NYC's most beautiful spaces. Learn its secrets and how the fight for it created the landmark movement in America.
Tour will end near GCT food hall.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Empire State Building, 5th Avenue
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Guide will provide directions to meeting spot by public transit and taxi/Uber.
Private transportation to meeting spot can be arranged on special request.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
All tours are designed for exploration on foot, the truly local way to experience NYC, using public transit or Uber where needed. A driver to the starting location can be arranged on request, if absolutely necessary, or I can accompany you in your vehicle.
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We had a wonderful tour and explanation of the growth of Art Deco in NYC. Jeremy is well prepared and informed. Got a lot of info without feeling overwhelmed or rushed.