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NYC is a great place for Walking Tours. I will be adding more tours on a regular schedule as my time allows. Here are a few pointers to remember to help you get to where you want to go.

  • Mid Manhattan uses 5th Avenue as a divider between East and West from 9th Street to 143rd Street. This meaning that if you are standing at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street. Simply look up at the street sign, if it reads E. 57th street, as you walk away from 5th Avenue the house addresses are getting higher and you are walking in an eastern direction towards the East river. If the sign reads W. 57th Street and you are walking away from 5th Avenue, you are walking in a western direction and the house numbers get higher as you keep walking towards the Hudson river. Ah yes, that is the river where the famous Captain landed his jet safely when forced down by engine failure after geese where sucked into all jet turbines. Also, from 5th Avenue and 57th Street, if you walk on 5th Avenue towards 58th Street, you are going in an Northern direction. Going the other way towards 56th Street, you are going in a Southern direction. Knowing this, if you are given an address in mid Manhattan, you should have no problem finding the location.
  • Avenues will get lower as you walk east on any numbered street from 5th Avenue and Avenues will get higher as you walk west on any numbered street. Avenues will be 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue. Keep in mind that Madison, Park and Lexington Avenues are east of 5th Avenue and Broadway, Columbus, Amsterdam Avenues, Central Park West and Riverside Drive are west of 5th Avenue but not at any numbered street, mostly between 23rd Street and 125th Street.
  • Lower Manhattan is more complex. I suggest using Broadway as your Southern direction from E. 9th Street into the named streets towards Battery Park, South Ferry and the World Trade Center. Only because the streets use names instead of numbers while walking south.
  • Please be careful when crossing intersections. Look both ways and use crosswalks and obey traffic lights. Also watch out for those Messengers on Bicycles, they go by their own rules.
  • Central Park is located between 5th Avenue and Central Park West on its east and west borders and 57th Street and Central Park North (110 Street) on its southern and northern borders.
  • Washington Square Park is at the extreme southern part of 5th Avenue (9th St.).
  • Riverside Park is between W. 72nd Street and W. 126th Street on the Hudson river.
Central Park is a terrific place to visit. Enjoy the outdoors in the middle of the city and don't forget to visit the Conservatory Gardens at 5th Ave and 105th St. Is all free and great for walking, biking, running and good exercise. Besure to check out any special events at Central Park. Most are free but some events require the purchase of an entrance fee.

Central Park Self Guided Walking Tours:
  • The Fall Walking Tour - Starts at 110th St at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, passing the Conservatory Garden, the Mount and finishing at the East Meadow. Download the map.
  • The South End Tour - Start at East 59th Street and ends at East 65th Street. See the the 59th Street Pond, Hallett Nature Sanctuary, the Dairy, the Chess and Checkers House and the Wollman Skating Rink. See the map.
  • The Mid Park Tour - From 79th St to 85th St. See the Belvedere Castle, the King Jagiello statue, Turtle Pond, the Obelisk and the Great Lawn. See the map.
  • The North End Tour - From 104th St to 110th St. See the Conservatory Garden, the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer, and Fort Clinton . See the map.

Yes it never stops. There is so much to do. Here is a tip to save some money on your stay in NYC - Why not take along the New York Pass . It is a great way to see many of the popular attractions and sights in New York City. You get over $450 worth of entrance fees to over 40 attractions, a 140 page guidebook, line skipping privileges, plus special offers and other benefits, such as great offers on theatre tickets, entry to special exhibitions, audio tours & discounts on shopping in Bloomingdale's and Macy's, and much more. Get your pass now and have up to a year to activate it. It makes for a great gift for someone going on a trip to New York City. Passes are good for the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, New York Skyride, Madame Tussaud's, Circle Line River Cruise, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, United Nations Tour, Madison Square Garden Tour, NBC Studio Tours, New York Aquarium, just to mention a few. Passes are available for 1, 2, 3 and 7 days for Adults and Children ( ages 2-12 ). Prices range from $49.00 - $165.00. Getting this pass is great for visitors who don't know what to do or see in New York City. All you have to do is select your destinations from the list and you are on your way to a great vacation.

Don't forget about shopping at Century 21 Stores. It is one of New York's best Shopping Stores with great savings and items and clothes for everyone.

Another savings tip - save on transportation. Get a Hop on Hop off Double Decker Bus Pass for the sighteeing buses. They can take you to most of the attractions and you get a guided tour of the city along the way.

When vacationing in New York, take in a walking tour. They are very informative and educational about the history and culture of New York City. Also, it is a great way to get some exercise. We highly suggest the Big Onion Walking Tours. Check out their site for tours and schedules.

Check out the savings when you Book Air + Hotel together with Travelocity. You can save more money with a package deal for Air and Hotel instead of buying Air and Hotel reservations seperately.

If you are not flying to NYC, we suggest and Travelocity for your Hotel accomodations. The promotions change, so come back and check out the rates frequently.

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