Arguably the world's busiest and most crowded and valuable pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors envision when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco) - it's not difficult to understand why. Behind these massive facades lie fascinating stories just waiting to be unveiled.
Let Free Tours by Foot guide you through Midtown Manhattan. This two-hour tour will take you from the pulsating beats of Times Square and Grand Central Terminal to the majesty and tranquility of St. Patrick's Cathedral. You may also be interested in our Midtown Manhattan Night Tour and our Grand Central Terminal Tour.
Sights we cover on the tour:
- Times Square
- Theater District
- Bryant Park
- New York Public Library**
- MetLife Building
- Grand Central Terminal
- The Chrysler Building**
- Rockefeller Center
- Radio City Music Hall
- Saks Fifth Avenue**
- Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
- St. Patrick's Cathedral
- the Empire State Building**- (Admission included in the New York Pass)
- and much more
TIP: This tour ends near Rockefeller Center, where you could go to Top of the Rock observation deck. Save $5 per ticket to Top of the Rock, with the code NYTO5, which makes an adult ticket $24.30, a child ticket $16.20 and a senior ticket $22.95. Top of the Rock is also available on all 3 major tourist discount passes.
Where: Meet your guide at the Waffles and Dinges kiosk at 42nd and 6th Ave. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo. Check out our Google map for directions to Bryant Park starting point. Tour ends in Times Square near Rockefeller Center. ***The Midtown Manhattan Night tour does NOT meet here.**
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Total distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K).
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.
TIP: This tour ends at Rockefeller Center, where you could go to Top of the Rock observation deck. Save $5 per ticket to Top of the Rock, with the code NYTO5, which makes an adult ticket $24.30, a child ticket $16.20 and a senior ticket $22.95. Top of the Rock is also available on all 3 major tourist discount passes.