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If your portable music player is cluttered with music, maybe it's time to start filling it with mysterious voices telling you where to go. Today's deal will lead you down unblazed city trails: for $18, you get three downloadable audio tours to cherish forever and ever from CityListen Audio. There are eight total tours to choose from, so pick your top three (you must download them all at once) and start marching. Discover hidden gems in the hoods you thought you knew by heart, or explore new reaches of the city in a day of exploratory wandering.
The tours available are for Brooklyn Heights, Central Park, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Lower Manhattan, NYC Rock and Roll (a rock-and-roll tour of Manhattan), Upper East Side, and Walkin' Broadway. Each audio tour, normally $12.95, is split into tracks that coincide with a downloadable, printable map, so you can take the tour on your terms. Discover historic architecture, infamous musical landmarks, museums, and more. Grab bites to eat along the way or pop into some untapped shopping centers and visit unseen sights. Only sound and guidance are provided with your audio tour, so bring a little extra dough for unplanned stops.
Lead your own group around the city while secretly listening to your audio tour with a concealed earpiece. Split a set of headphones with a loved one or English-speaking pet for a romantic romp around town. Or just take a casual stroll accompanied only by the soothing sounds of articulate guides dancing on your eardrums.
- Developed by expert guides, get reconnected with a walking tour of Central Park, Greenwich Village, or even Brooklyn Heights. There’s a lot of history on this island, so put on your walking shoes and rediscover the city that you love. – Christine Rochelle, LifeStyler
Time Out New York says this of the NYC Rock and Roll tour:
- The former residences of John Lennon and Pete Seeger suggest a less commercial West Village. And bonus points for Dashow’s listener-friendly voice. – Courtney Balestier, Time Out New York
And the Brooklyn Paper praises the Brooklyn Heights tour:
- …whether the listener is a tourist, or a Brooklynite looking to save a buck and vacation locally, the tour offers tidbits for everyone. – Adam Rathe, the Brooklyn Paper