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November 29, 2023
NYC Subway Tutorial Tour

Let Jon, a guide with Free Tours by Foot NYC, teach you the ins and outs of the system in just 60 minutes.

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November 25, 2023
Top of the Rock | Tips from Locals and Recent Visitors

Whether you're trying to decide which observation deck to visit in New York City, or you just want to know what to expect when visiting Top of the Rock, we can help! In this post, we'll include a lot of helpful information that our tour guides have compiled about how to get to Rockefeller Center, […]

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November 21, 2023
How to Use Broadway Roulette

Broadway Roulette is a nifty way to save a bit of money on theater tickets if you want to experience the magic of Broadway, but aren’t picky about what show you see. Here’s how it works in simple terms: you choose the date and number of tickets, the website randomly picks the Broadway show and […]

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November 16, 2023
Movie Locations in New York City

From the early days of the movies through the present, some places in New York City appear over and over in movies.  These iconic film locations are so recognizable, that if they appear in a scene, you know the movie takes place in the Big Apple. We’ve put together this list of the top NYC […]

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October 11, 2023
Best Bagels in Times Square

When we hanker for a great bagel, we confess that we don’t run to Times Square. But as tour guides, we do find ourselves there quite often. Fortunately, there are some awesome bagel shops in and around the area. Here is our list of the best bagels in Times Square and nearby - based on […]

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October 1, 2023
How to Get from NYC to Philadelphia

So, you need to go or are considering a trip to Philadelphia from New York City. Well, this post covers the options that you have and weighs the pros and cons of each. We are a walking tour company offering tours in both cities, so our tour guides are regularly making the trip between Philly […]

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September 25, 2023
Is Edge NYC at Hudson Yards Worth It?

The Edge NYC is one of NYC’s five observation decks, the others being the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, and Summit One Vanderbilt. When choosing which one to visit, you may be wondering if Edge is worth it, we’ve got our take from a recent visit. The Edge Experience Below […]

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September 20, 2023
10 Best Spots For Statue of Liberty Photos

There are a lot of ways to see the Statue of Liberty, including the option to go straight to the landmark via ferry and see what NYC looks like from Liberty Island. Our guides have provided free walking tours in New York City for tens of thousands of travelers, so we know all about the […]

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September 14, 2023
Spider-man NYC Filming Locations Tour

If you’re interested in visiting some of the most notable filming locations used in the Spider-man films, this self-guided tour will reveal some of the best examples in New York City. We’ll also cover some paid tours which include stops at several locations where Spider-man was filmed. Spider-man NYC Filming Locations Tour Have you ever […]

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September 12, 2023
Cheap Tickets to The Book of Mormon

This post explains how you can get discounted tickets to the hit musical The Book of Mormon. We include the $45 digital lottery mezzanine tickets and other money-saving options. The Book of Mormon opened in 2011 to ecstatic reviews. The New York Times hailed the show as “the best musical of this century.” It's gone […]

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August 17, 2023
Is the Met Free?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a history of offering their visitors admission on a donation basis, but in recent years they have changed their policies.  This post will provide details about whether or not you can still get into the Met for free, including tips on various opportunities to get into the legendary museum without paying a dime. […]

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August 16, 2023
Top Things to Do on Governors Island

This post is about all the fun things you can do on Governors Island, just an 8-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. We share the best things to do on Governors Island, information to help you plan your visit, where to eat and drink, and what special events take place! Plan Your Visit Governors Island […]

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July 20, 2023
Directions to the American Dream Mall From NYC

Located less than an hour from NYC in New Jersey, this is one of the biggest malls in the entire country, and it is something of a popular family-friendly attraction. In addition to covering how to get here, we’ll also include information about some of the best things to do at American Dream Mall. Driving […]

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July 6, 2023
How to Get Tickets to Harry Potter: The Exhibition in NYC

Harry Potter fans in NYC have something to be excited about because Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be here from May 19, 2023, to October 15, 2023. This post covers ticket prices, directions to the exhibit, and what you can expect when you visit. If you are looking for other things to do with kids, […]

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July 5, 2023
Best Shopping in New York City

If you are intending to do a lot of shopping in NYC, then you've come to the right place. We are local tour guides with decades' worth of shopping experience in NYC, and we offer our own shopping tours. We also have content on shopping at outlet malls. In the video below, Katie, a tour […]

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June 21, 2023
New York City Streets and Avenue Grid Explained

This post explains New York City’s grid system of streets and avenues so you can easily find your way around on foot or by car. The grid system makes New York one of the most walkable cities in the world. That’s why we offer so many different pay-what-you-like walking tours. The Grid System Explained In […]

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