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Most New Yorkers won't go anywhere near it, avoiding the crowds, the high prices, the chain fast food — everything that's not authentically NYC. But believe it or not, hidden amongst the tourists, Starbucks, and costumed characters, there is an authentic NYC neighborhood to discover.
Discover hidden local food spots, retail shops, and a quiet oasis in the world’s busiest neighborhood.
Get insider tips on how to avoid the crowds of Times Square.
Taste delicious food made by local culinary artisans.
Get the local scoop on where to watch theater, where to shop, and where to eat like a real New Yorker.
Learn the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and more!
Local English-speaking tour guide; Food samples.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Start time at 2:00pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting Point: The clock in the center of the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street.
Ending Point: 328 West 45th Street.
Ready to navigate one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world? This New York City tour is going to take you through Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Grand Central Terminal — but entirely the local way!
Our NYC tour will start in Grand Central Terminal, the most historical transportation hub in the USA. We’ll explore the massive building and its incredible architecture, and learn where you can grab some local NY State food and drink. You’ll even take a hidden passage out to the street to avoid the crowds at the entrance — talk about a true secret insider’s tip!
Afterwards, we’ll head out through the skyscrapers of Midtown where you’ll uncover some short cuts, tunnels, and a few hyper-local spots for dining and shopping — places you definitely would have never found on your own! The neighborhood might be filled with tourists and chain restaurants, but we’re here to help you discover the hidden local favorites!
Of course, no tour of Midtown would be complete without seeing the bright lights of Broadway. (It might not be hidden, but let’s be honest — it’s a can’t-miss.) Picture it: you’re standing right in the center of Times Square surrounded by flashing billboards, giant TV screens, and dozens of Broadway theaters, right in the midst of it all. Pretty epic feeling, right? While you’re soaking it all in, you’ll learn about the evolution of Broadway and how theater transformed Times Square from the middle of nowhere to one of the most famous destinations in the world. We’ll also point out the hidden façades, history, and Broadway stories you might not have otherwise discovered.
Finally, our New York City tour will lead you to one of the best spots to get away from the crowds. Here, we’ll grab a local artisan meal or dessert before heading to our very last stop, our favorite craft beer bar in the neighborhood. You won’t believe this cozy bar, tucked away, up the block from all of the chaos of the Midtown crowds. Have a beer on us, and sit back and relax before you head back out into the hustle and bustle of Midtown.
Please wear casual clothes appropriate for the weather, and comfortable walking shoes.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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