In less than two hours and for less than the cost of lunch, a professional walking tour offers you fascinating insight into Times Square and the Theater District. Whether you’re touring Manhattan for the first time or you’re a seasoned visitor, a walking tour is a don’t-miss activity.
Here are our top suggestions:
- The Broadway Tour. This is a guided audio tour of the famous Theater District. You’ll hear stories of Broadway stars, original show-tune recordings, and get the skinny on what happens backstage thanks to your knowledgeable Broadway guide. The tour lasts 90 minutes and includes 30 stops. Headsets included. Tickets are a mere $25, making this walking tour one of NYC’s best bargains. Call 212-997-5004.
- The Times Square History Tour. We love that tour size is limited to just eight people, giving you an intimate experience. The tour departs from the Times Square Museum & Visitor Center six times daily. Learn about Times Square history, special points of interest, dynamic architecture, and trivia. Tickets are $25, and worth every cent. Call 1-800-838-3006.
Staying at a hotel near Broadway is the most convenient way to take advantage of a walking tour. Hotel Mela is a boutique hotel located near Broadway. You can expect reasonable rates, fabulous package specials and ultimate attention to detail.