New York City is the largest city in the United States, with eight million residents. The attractions of the Big Apple draw almost 50 million visitors each year. There is such an enormous amount of things to do; it can be hard to narrow down which attractions are the ones that are best to see. When you have never been to Manhattan before, you may want some help seeing the sights. There are a ton of opportunities for New York tours throughout the city. All kinds of tours are available for guests to Manhattan.
First, different neighborhoods of New York City, such as the Financial District, Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, and Harlem, have walking tours, bus tours, bike tours, or carriage tours that offer a way to see an overview of the sights in an area either self-guided or with guides who know past and present information about that specific region of New York City, its buildings, people, and cultural events. Some tourists even take these types of New York tours to find certain attractions they want to investigate further later on.
Second, specific destinations have tours because of their cultural or historical importance or because they contribute to modern life in an interesting manner. For instance, there are two types of New York tours offered at Rockefeller Center. A tour of the art and architecture of Rockefeller Center itself offers a view of classic New York structures in Midtown. The operating studios of NBC are located in Rockefeller Center. Visitors can tour the studios, see backstage, and create their own news show in a mini-production studio. Other attractions, like the New York Transit Museum, also offer guided tours of their exhibits.
Third, some city tourism companies help travelers plan their trips by offering vacation planning guides and selling discount passes to a variety of city destinations. Hundreds of attractions in New York City have ticket costs. Discount city passes are purchased for a single price and allow access to all the attractions on the list without further fees. These companies help you plan your own tours of great NYC destinations.
When taking part in New York tours, guests should be sure to travel safely. Attention should be paid to surroundings, making sure that no one invades a visitor’s personal space. Travelers should always keep their money hidden and not in obvious places for a pickpocket, like a purse or wallet.