Activities

Governor's Island Walking Tour

(Open June thru Aug. 31) Turned over to the public after 200 years of restricted military use, Governor’s Island features a mile-long waterfront esplanade, two 19th-century forts and 64 landmarked buildings. The National Park Service offers free tours Weds & Thurs with ferries to the island departing at 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gracie Mansion Tour

Built by
Archibald Gracie in 1799, the mansion now serves as the official home of NYC’s mayor. Forty-five-minute tours are
conducted on the hour 10 & 11 a.m., 1 & 2 p.m. on Wed. $7 adults, $4 seniors, free for children and students. Reservations required.

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

The history, architecture and secrets of New York’s grandest railway terminus are revealed on the state-of-the-art audio tour, available for hire at GCT Tour windows on the main concourse. Headset tours, which last between 30 mins to an hour, come in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and German. Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $7 adults, $6 seniors/disabled, $5 students/children.

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

Learn the secrets and compelling history of the famous transportation hub with this self-guided audio tour, available on a device from Orpheo. $9 adults, $7 seniors/disabled, students/children. Pickup from the Grand Central Terminal Tour Window on the Main Concourse.

Gray Line CitySightseeing New York

Sightseeing tours by bus, boat and helicopter, such as the 48-hour, hop-on/hop-off double-decker bus tour that includes the Downtown Loop, Uptown Loop and Brooklyn Loop. Citywide transportation, individual, group and one-day packages are also available. Tours are available in 11 languages. The company also offers buses to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets seven days a week.

Greater Newark Convention and Visitor Bureau

The marketing organization for Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, provides information on neighborhood restaurants, events, shops, museums and attractions for tourists.

Green-Wood Cemetery Guided Tour

Visitors to this landmark burial ground can explore the beautifully landscaped 478 acres on their own or learn about the cemetery’s history on a two-hour guided trolley tour every W and on the second and fourth Su of each month, 1 pm. $15. Daily visiting hours are 8 am-5 pm.

Greenwich Village Food Tasting and Culture Tour

This cuisine-centric trek takes visitors to “mom ‘n’ pop” shops while strolling through the historic West Village. Eight tasty stops feature New York classics, such as Murray’s Cheese Shop, Joe’s Pizza & Rocco’s Pastry. Dates/times vary. $47. 212.209.3370.

Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

Local actors lead a fascinating three-hour walking-and-drinking tour of several Greenwich Village bars, beginning at the White Horse Tavern. Sat 2 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors/students (prices don’t include the cost of drinks).

Ground Zero Tour

Two-hour walking tours offer a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Guides point out obscure, yet beautiful, memorials and share stories of heroism. The reflective stroll, which includes skip-the-line access to the National September 11 Memorial Museum, is both humbling and fascinating. Daily tours start at 9:30 am, 10:30 am and 2 pm. $69 adults, $59 children. 

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