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September 28, 2022
Columbus Circle Holiday Market

One of the best things to do in NYC during the holiday season is to visit the city's Christmas markets. At the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, you'll find lots of lovely artisan crafts, food and hot drinks to warm you up, and loads of holiday spirit! While smaller than other markets, it's still worth a […]

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September 28, 2022
What To Do In NYC When It Rains

You’ve arrived in NYC with your itinerary in hand. Everything is planned down to the minute. You leave your hotel excited to explore the city and…you feel a raindrop.  Don’t let the rain get you down. New York City is a great place when the weather limits your outdoor activities! This post has 21 ideas […]

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September 22, 2022
Public Holidays in New York City

When choosing your dates to visit New York, you might want to take into consideration these public or bank holidays. On these dates, some major attractions in NYC might be closed or have reduced hours. On the other hand, some of these holidays make the city extra fun, offering special events and festivities like Christmas, […]

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September 22, 2022
Which New York Airport Is Best to Fly Into?

When looking at flights to New York City, you will likely have seen flights arriving at two of the three NYC airports, JFK Airport, Newark Airport, and LaGuardia Airport.  The right airport for you will depend on where you are flying from and on what airline, where your accommodations are in the city, and your […]

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September 20, 2022
What to Do on New Year's Eve in NYC

Watching the ball drop in Times Square might seem like the best place to be on New Year's Eve. But as local tour guides, we know first-hand that there are many other awesome ways to ring in the new year in the city! We've called on these experiences to create this guide of eight options […]

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September 18, 2022
NYC Hot Tub Tours

You may already know that one great way to see New York City is from the water, whether you join a sightseeing cruise, ride the free Staten Island Ferry, or take on one of NYC’s commuter ferries. Now you can get amazing views of NYC from a hot tub!  When you take Sea The City’s […]

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September 15, 2022
Union Square Holiday Market 2024

It wouldn’t be Christmas in New York City without its holiday markets!  The largest NYC holiday market is at Union Square, boasting over 150 vendors selling unique items created by local artists.  Here you can shop for all sorts of interesting items, enjoy delicious food, and take in the holiday spirit. This market is charming […]

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September 13, 2022
Bryant Park Winter Village 2024

Every holiday season in New York City, Christmas markets pop up where you can shop for seasonal arts and local crafts, enjoy delicious foods, and celebrate the holiday spirit. Hands down, our local guides' favorite is Bryant Park’s Winter Village. And, in the video above, Katie and Lori, guides with Free Tours by Foot NYC, […]

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September 12, 2022
Saks Fifth Avenue Light Show

This post explains how to see the amazing annual Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Light Show, a sight to behold since 2004! Every holiday season, locals and tourists alike enjoy the traditional festive lights around New York City, and 2024 is no different.  Check out the show from last year. There’s the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas […]

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August 25, 2022
Things to Do at Night in Times Square

Times Square at any time of the day is one of my favorite spots to hang out. That said, when the sun sets, the signs light up and the energy is electric! I'm a tour guide for Free Tours By Foot, and I've spent a lot of time in and around this unique area of […]

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August 21, 2022
Little Italy and NoLita Audio Map

This map shows the stops on our audio tour which you can purchase on the booking page. If you'd like to add this map to your Google Maps app so you can follow along using GPS, just click the square bracket in the upper right hand corner. Helpful hint: If you want to use Google […]

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August 10, 2022
Famous Paintings and Highlights of the MET

I’m Jessica the Museum Guide, and I love visiting museums around the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the biggest and best, with a collection of over 2 million pieces of art and artifacts. It was at the top of my list when I visited New York, and I spent many hours […]

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August 8, 2022
15 Top Greenwich Village Restaurants

Below are 15 of the best restaurants in Greenwich Village with a variety of cuisines and price ranges. You'll find American, Italian, French, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Vietnamese and even Vegan! Plus, we list a few of NYC's best pizza places. To try some of the other delectable foods in the neighborhood, join us for […]

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August 5, 2022
How Safe Is The Lower East Side

This post answers a question that many visitors to New York City want to know, “Is the Lower East Side safe for tourists?” Our local tour guides are very familiar with the Lower East Side both from giving tours and spending free time there enjoying the neighborhood. Here are their thoughts about what parts of […]

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August 3, 2022
New York City Souvenirs + Gifts

This post covers some of the best places to find souvenirs in New York that you could bring home from your trip. We include a few locations under each type of souvenir shop, a description of what they focus on, their location, and links to examples of the items they carry. WHAT ARE THE BEST […]

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July 28, 2022
Central Park Pedicab Tours

There are several different ways to explore the 843 acres of Central Park, and pedicab tours are one of the best opportunities in the area.  This post covers the best tour companies in the park, including information about prices, availability, and other important details. How Much Does a Central Park Pedicab Cost? Scheduled Tours Walk-up […]

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