This is a great 2.5-hour walking tour of the landmarks of midtown Manhattan. From the Empire State Building to Grand Central to Chrysler Building to Rockefeller Center (and more!), this tour will get you up close and personal with these historic sites, while your guide shares the secrets and history of each. 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 to explore the history of midtown and its many Art Deco architectural masterpieces. From there, we will travel up 34th St to Herald Square, home of the infamous Macy’s flagship store. We will then visit Bryant Park, one of midtown’s less-known treasures. We will visit the adjoining main branch of the NY Public Library, a 646,680 square feet (60,079 m2) icon. See the sweeping Rose Main Reading Room and the library’s famous lion sculptures!
From there, we will journey down to Grand Central Terminal, one of NYC’s most beautiful spaces. Your guide will tell you tales of the station’s many hidden secrets and its storied history. Next, we will journey down East 42nd St and see other buildings, including the Daily News building and more. We will return past the gorgeous Chrysler Building and tour its main lobby.
Then, we will journey past the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and end with a look at the sights and history of Rockefeller Center. This is a expansive tour, and good for all ages.
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