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Tour recommendation for teenager

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Tour recommendation for teenager

We have a 4 day trip to NYC planned this summer. First time for our 16 year old son. Aside from the Hop On/Off tours which we have done in a number of cities - and find do no not always capture a teenagers attention - does anyone have an experience with, or suggestion for a "fun" tour?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

I would give your teenager a Guide Book and let him plan his own tour....using the subway to get around.

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2. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

I don't know that any overview tour will be perfect for a teenager but here a some ideas.

This probably comes closest to tour/fun

http://www.experiencetheride.com/

This is part scavenger hunt, part theater and you get to see a part of the city

http://accomplicetheshow.com/

Expensive but fun boat tour

http://nymediaboat.com/

For options other than hoho buses

Freetoursbyfoot.com

Does some bus tours

The guy who does

Roverwalks.com

Has gotten very good views here.

There are also specialty tours like movie and tv location tours that get you around the city but are focussed on famous places used on screen.

http://onlocationtours.com/new-york-tours/

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3. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

There are many specialty tours these days including the nyc gangster tours, photo tours, pizza tours, you can also do a class all about chocolate, or if the weather is good you can do a biking tour. What are your son's interests? SPorts? History? Movies?

Diane

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4. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

What about a food tour? I'll be doing one next week with my 14 yr old. If you'd like, I can let you know how it went.

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5. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

I just noticed the Rover walks link doesn't work. It's here

http://cityroverwalks.com/

And yes, with all due respect to Diane, there are photo tours like hers where you get to take pictures

http://newyorkcityphotosafari.com/

or the tour guide takes pictures of you

http://www.phototrektours.com/

And her mention of the pizza tours is a great one. This co. does a pizza tour of Brooklyn

asliceofbrooklyn.com

This one is in Manhattan

scottspizzatour.com

And a bike tour if the weather is good is another great idea.

http://bikethebigapple.com/

http://www.getupandride.com/about-us/

http://www.bikeandroll.com/Newyork/

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6. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

THANK YOU!

He has a guide book, we have looked at websites and it is a little overwhelming. I would appreciate hearing about the food tour. Thank you DWBFlorida!

We have enjoyed biking tours in the past and that is definitely an option. We were actually looking at one this morning called NYC Fun Tours where you travel around in a 57 Chevy for 2 hours.

We are going to a Yankees game (playing our hometown Blue Jays). Other 'must-do's are TOPR, 911 Memorial, Empire State Building, and Central Park so far. We are staying at the DoubleTree Suites in Times Square.

Anyway, need to coordinate the itinerary and pick a tour. Your suggestions, as always on the site, are much appreciated and invaluable.

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7. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

A highlight for my son when he was 16 was "The Beast" speedboat tour of the harbour with Circle Line Tours. My niece and nephew, both teenagers, were along for the ride and enjoyed it as well, as did all the adults :) Often there will be discount coupons available on line, just can't recall right now where we found ours. Have fun!

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8. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

Many teens hang out in Union Square, also skateboarders. maybe he'd just like to hang out there, evenings, weekends.

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9. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

Check out the Cage on West 4th where you can watch some very interesting basketball games. Then walk over to Washington Square Park and hang out by the fountain for a bit. It makes for great people watching and there are often New Yorkers there playing music and singing together. Then head over to John's Pizza for dinner.

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10. Re: Tour recommendation for teenager

These are such great ideas! Thank you very, very much.