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Walking Tours (Please help me Find)

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Walking Tours (Please help me Find)

Tidings to all, my son and I arrive at JFK tomorrow. On Sunday, at about 5:00 after a Yankees game, my son has decided that he'd like to go down to the WTC site and pay a bit of homage. We understand that there is really not much to "see" that he'd remember of the former area, but we had a policeman relative that left us on some floor of the north tower that morning, so it is something my son wants to do that I am perfectly willing to support. Just a few minutes there to pay respects before moving on.

What I'd like to do is start there and then catch a train back uptown a bit, maybe to Canal, walk up Greene Street to see the cast iron buildings in SoHo, then up through the Village and the surrounding area, and finally wind up somewhere around 20th and 5th, where we plan a late supper.

At one point on here, I thought I recall seeing a walking tour of this general type, but I cannot find it for the life of me. Can anyone help? We are sturdy walkers and subway vets.

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1. Re: Walking Tours (Please help me Find)

How about combining a walking tour with a food tour? http://www.foodsofny.com/ We did one in the meatpacking district last fall and loved it!

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There are tons of walking tours. You could try this link and see what appeals to you.


I love the foodsofny tour that focuses on food and I loved also rockjunket which takes on a tour of the east village and focuses on the music aspect of the area.

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3. Re: Walking Tours (Please help me Find)

You could get this, and combine a couple of walks and make your own.


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Thanks. I think the link Circi provides will fit the bill by combining the two village tours.

BobbyC, this is what we usually do, create our own path on a laminate map, however, I do not have the time for this before leaving and was looking for something pre-packaged, as it were! ;)

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I'm with BobbyC.....we use the City Walking Cards every time we come to NYC. You can pick the neighborhoods you want to explore and carry those cards with you. One side is a map with subway stations marked and the other side gives you brief highlights and information about what you will see. We like the freedom of going where we want when we want and wandering off route if we see or hear something interesting.

You can find the box of cards in bookstores in NYC. I would try Barnes and Noble.

Have a great trip!

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Look at this walking tour of lower Manhattan


and make sure you visit St. Paul's chapel relative to the World Trade Center/9/11

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