Sightseeing in New York City

Meet the Gangs and Mobs of Old NYC with a Cultural Historian

Petrosini Square

$28 $28

Robin London weaves riveting tales of south Manhattan's criminal past, with stops at Little Italy, Chinatown, and Five Points

Up to 51% Off Central Park Walking Tour

New York City

$50 $25

Guides lead their groups to more than a dozen notable locations around Central Park, including off the beaten path spots

Up to 53% Off Bike Rentals

Clinton

$20 $10

Men's, women's, and children's trek bikes picked up at the south end of Central Park

Up to 58% Off at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Battery Park City

$24 $12

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Photographs, personal objects of daily life, and audio-video recordings including testimonials from Holocaust survivors

Museum of the City of New York – Up to 55% Off

Upper East Side

$20 $10

Museum with almost 90 years in its landmark building hosts events and exhibitions illuminating the past, present and future of New York City

Up to 56% Off Radical Alphabet City Walking Tour

East Village

$20 $10

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Tour wends through the Lower East Side’s tenements and community gardens as activist guides share stories and bring local history to light

The Ride – 34% Off Luxury Bus Tour

Times Square

$74 $49

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State-of-the-art motor coach with stadium seating and large windows lets visitors interact with street performers on 4.2-mile Midtown tour

Up to 36% Off Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tours

New York

$98 $65

Passholders gain unlimited access to three guided bus tours, whose routes spotlight landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Little Italy

Up to 57% Off Holiday-Window Walking Tour

New York

$49 $24

Two-hour tours visit stores such as Macys, Barneys New York, and Bloomingdale's, sharing insight in the fashion behind the holiday displays

Up to $49 Off NYC Three-Attraction Pass

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

Passes for Madame Tussauds wax attraction, Empire State Building, and Midtown harbor cruise

Up to 54% Off Membership to the Con Artist Collective

Lower East Side

$179 $99

Membership includes access to a 3,000 sq. ft. shared workspace with equipment such as photo studios, work tables, easels, wifi, and more

Up to 40% Off 1-Day Tour to Washington, DC

Midtown

$165 $99

See the nation's capital and its most fascinating sights on a full-day tour with transportation included

Half Off Gangster-Museum Admission

East Village

$40 $20

Museum profiling mob bosses, bank robbers, and gangsters in old St. Mark's speakeasy

El Museo del Barrio New York – Half Off Membership

Manhattan

$50 $25

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One year of admission and invitations to exhibition openings at a museum with 6,500 pieces of Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art

Half Off at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

East Flatbush

$16 $8

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Explore New York City's oldest home: a modest farmhouse originally built in 1652

Up to 56% Off Visit to 9/11 Tribute Center

Financial District

$34 $16

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Learn about the attacks on September 11, 2001 & the bombing on February 26, 1993, through interactive exhibits, artifacts & personal stories

Studio Museum – Up to 61% Off Membership

Harlem

$50 $25

Dedicated to developing artists of African descent, the Museum celebrates contemporary art and Harlem’s rich cultural history

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

The Blind Pig

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off Select Fair NYC

The Altman Building

$20 $12

A visual buffet of 44 booths exclusive to contemporary galleries and print publishers; held at the historic Altman Building in Chelsea

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About a block from the Algonquin, the blazing marquees of Broadway light up the night, competing for attention with the neon-coated buildings of Times Square. On West 49th, the 1922 Ambassador Theater lures sightseers into an auditorium lavished with plaster molding and gilt designs. There, the Tony Award–winning Chicago unfolds with vaudevillian glitz and iconic jazz numbers (tickets included with this Getaways deal). Though many of the city's landmarks are within walking distance of the theater district, a three-hour cruise on a double-decker ferry around Manhattan from Circle-Line Sightseeing provides a more panoramic view of the skyline, skimming past the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty (tickets included with this Getaways deal). When it comes time to explore again on foot, Central Park awaits about a 30-minute walk north of the hotel. There, as autumn turns to winter, the bare tree branches complement the sleek lines of surrounding skyscrapers, and ice-skating rinks reflect glimmering city streetlights and nature's streetlights, the smiles of children.New York Guest's agents live in the city and work in central Manhattan, enabling them to handpick itineraries (such as this one) based on local expertise.

59 West 44th Street
New York,
NY
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Though impressively metropolitan in their own rights, with their powers combined, Ben Wagenberg and Marty Grabstein would be the ultimate New Yorker. They're both NYC natives, of course—Ben spent his college years memorizing Manhattan's streets as a cab driver, and Marty grew up working in his family's Brooklyn deli before becoming a stage actor who also picked up roles on shows such as Law and Order.

Today, they share their intimate knowledge of NYC with both locals and tourists with Ben and Marty's Bagel Tours of New York. Each tour starts out with New York's "most iconic food"—a hot, fresh bagel—before Ben or Marty escorts groups through various food- and culture-based explorations of Manhattan. The SOHO tour looks beyond the designer-label signage that dresses many of the 'hood's storefronts, and instead studies the cast-iron architecture behind it before stopping for coffee and dessert at an Italian café. The Grand Central Tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of one of America's most treasured landmarks, and in Gansevoort groups walk the High Line, an elevated-railway-turned-grassy-park, before visiting area meat markets. Clients can also choose to create a custom tour, requesting jaunts through Little Italy, Chinatown, or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' vacation sewer.

140 East 28th Street
New York,
NY
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New York has long been known for culinary innovation, but not all of it happens at easily-found landmarks. Many pastry chefs and dessert artists toil in small neighborhood kitchens to make the sweetest treats found in the Big Apple. The guides at Sugartooth Tours help visitors discover these hidden gems and delicious treats, while serving up a side of of the city's cultural and culinary history.

Sugartooth's sweets-seekers put together seasonal, neighborhood, and dessert-themed tours that explore desserts across the city. In the summer, they hunt for the best frozen flavors to be found, from artisinal gelato to chunky ice cream sandwiches. They delve into the history of Hell's Kitchen through the bakeries which now fill the busy neighborhood, stopping in to each to try cookies, tarts, and other baked goodies. They also lead a spring-summer cupcake seasonal tour, a trip which spans Manhattan in search of the best perennially popular mini-desserts and the cup into which they might actually fit.

476 5th Avenue
New York,
NY
US

Located on the second floor of the American Bible Society’s Upper West Side office, the Museum of Biblical Art programs exhibitions that allow visitors to rethink the Bible’s role in contemporary society and history. Recent exhibits include a survey of 19th-century Biblical art from the Dahesh Museum collection, a video and audio installation examining early 20th-century rural baptism, a look at bookmaking in the Gutenberg era and the religious-themed work of muralist Hildreth Meière. The museum puts on three shows a year, but only keeps hours when said sessions are going on – so plan accordingly if looking to take a peek inside. Visitors to the museum can enjoy interactive displays pertaining to the Bible in the building’s public lobby, while a small café and free WiFi are also available to those looking to linger.

1865 Broadway
New York,
NY
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Snackin' Tours steers hungry groups to original and oft-overlooked destinations throughout New York to give them a unique taste of the city. In small groups of eight, tours avoid obvious tourist traps in favor of local favorites with routes arranged around a certain theme. Guides recount tales of neighborhood history and toss in factoids along the way while trawling the East Village's bounty of vegetarian eats, the Lower East Side's cluster of boutique food, or the West Village's dessert-paved sidewalks. Tour operators can accommodate guests with dietary restrictions at certain tastings in advance. Snackin' Tours also runs a much larger pub crawl on Thursdays, in which staggered groups of up to 40 people explore six dive bars, taverns, and other pub-like places all over lower Manhattan.

136 Allen Street
New York,
New York
US

The Jazz Museum in Harlem was founded in 1997 to celebrate and preserve Harlem’s unique role in the history of live jazz. The fourth floor space opened to its current location on 126th Street in 2002, but will be relocating to a roomier 16,000 square foot building on 125th Street in 2015. Not exactly a traditional museum – you won’t find a self-guided tour or rooms full of wall displays – the Jazz Museum chooses to focus instead on events. Talks explaining jazz structures, history and music-making often turn into impromptu jam sessions or intimate concerts, with the musicians themselves explaining their process as they play. The museum’s collection does include a Duke Ellington archive, a Ralph Ellison archive and the Savory collection – original recordings of some of jazz’s landmark figures.

104 E 126th St
New York,
NY
US