Local Attractions

TOGETHER, YOU AND YOUR GUIDE CAN GET OUT JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE.

Your private driving tour of local NYC attractions can include short walks and exploring anything you might find interesting – history, food, movie & TV locations – the day belongs to you. We can ‘stay the course’ or change your itinerary on the fly according to your interests.

  • Times Square / The Theatre District

    Where the ball drops on New Year’s Eve; if you hang around long enough you will meet everyone you know!

    SHORT WALK

  • Columbus Circle/Maine Memorial

    The SW entrance to Central Park.

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  • Lincoln Center

    The center of performing arts in NYC, Lincoln Center is home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, and the Julliard School.

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  • The Ansonia

    Architecturally one of the most spectacular buildings in the city, it was the first residential hotel with air conditioning. It had a farm on the roof with 500 chickens, ducks, goats, and dairy cows (with their own elevator) and a lobby fountain with live seals, until it was shut down by the Department of Health in 1907.

  • The Dakota

    The first luxury apartment building, it was built in 1884 and was originally surrounded by grass fields. John Lennon lived and was killed here; Yoko Ono still occupies the seventh floor.

  • Central Park

    843 acres of park in the center of Manhattan; plus Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon Memorial.

    SHORT WALK

  • 5th Avenue shopping

    Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, FAO Schwarz, Tiffany’s, Flagship Apple Store, Cartier, Rolex, Harry Winston, and the list goes on….!!

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  • The New York Public Library

    Over 53M items, second largest public library in the United States and the third largest in the world.

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  • Grand Central Terminal

    Grand Central is the terminus of the railroad as it came across the United States from San Francisco. Built by the Vanderbilt family, it is an iconic train station known for its grand facade & main concourse.

  • The Plaza Hotel

    The largest luxury square footage hotel in NY. Opened 1907, rates were $2.50 per night.

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  • Rockefeller Center

    Home to NBC Studios (the TODAY Show, 30 Rock, SNL, Late Night with Seth Meyers) and skyscraper views from the TOP of the ROCK Observation Deck

    SHORT WALK

  • St Patrick’s Cathedral

    Seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, third largest Catholic cathedral in the U.S.

  • Madison Square Park

    Photo op the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building (NYC first skyscraper and building with steel structure), close to Eataly, a massive Italian food hall offering imported groceries & multiple eateries, each with its own focus.

    SHORT WALK

    EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, FLATIRON BUILDING

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  • TriBeCa – TRIangle BElow CAnal Street

    Home of the TriBeCa Film Festival.

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  • Greenwich Village

    Explore beautiful 19th century buildings and the great stories they hold, 75 ½ Bedford St is the narrowest house at 9 ½ feet wide. The Cherry Lane Theatre founded in 1924, Chumleys, a prohibition Speakeasy at 86 Bedford St, where the ‘86ed’ originated; Friends building.

    SHORT WALK

  • Highline and Chelsea Market

    Stroll along gardens above the city and grab a delicious treat at Chelsea Market.

  • Washington Square Park and Arch

    The heart of Greenwich Village, a hub for politics, history and culture.

    SHORT WALK

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  • SoHo – SOuth of HOuston

    And you better pronounce Houston right. Manhattan’s fashionable art galleries and shops.

  • Little Italy

    See how much ‘littler’ it has become. Some of the best Italian eateries and the best cannoli at Ferrara Bakery & Cafe.

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  • Chinatown

    Home to 100,000 Chinese in 50 square blocks, the largest enclave of its kind in the western hemisphere, 350 restaurants, fun shopping, and ladies how about a knock-off purse?!

  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Built during the horse and carriage and gaslight era, the longest suspension bridge in the world for over 20 years.

  • Wall Street

    Yes, there really was a wall built in 1624 by the Dutch to keep the English out, the birthplace of NYC, the Nation’s first Capital, and now home to the New York Stock Exchange and the Raging Bull of Wall Street Statue.

    SHORT WALK

  • Statue of Liberty

    Take a sneak peak across the water through the Wagner Park archway; also, the one hour ride on a Staten Island Ferry offers a great view of the city, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island…and it’s FREE!!!!

  • Federal Hall National Memorial

    George Washington was inaugurated President here.

  • Federal Reserve Bank

    Five levels of bullion vaults where gold from foreign countries is stored  and transactions completed simply by moving the gold from one vault to another.

  • St Paul’s Chapel

    The city’s oldest church and site of the service following George Washington’s inauguration as President; the chapel that survived without any damage on 9/11, used as a relief site for emergency workers during the recovery efforts.

  • The World Trade Center

    Five new skyscrapers, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum (largest manmade waterfalls in the country), WTC Transportation Hub, Retail Space, and a Performing Arts center.

    SHORT WALK

Please consider these sights, local NYC attractions, and short walks only as suggestions. Remember the day is yours…!