At last, Spring is here and we are all enjoying the warmer days and prettier landscapes. If you are visiting NYC for the first time during this season and want to see the most of this wonderful city, don’t rush into buying pricey tours. In fact, one of the best ways to see all NYC has to offer is by foot. But if you still don’t feel comfortable travelling across the Big Apple by yourself, there is also a second option for you. Here are 5 free walking tours you can book and make the most of your NYC visit.


1) Central Park Conservatory Garden

If you make a reservation beforehand, the last Saturday of each month you can see the Central Park Conservatory Gardens for free. Join a staff member of the garden and learn all about the history and design of this unique garden. We highly suggest to bring a selfie stick to get all those Instagram worthy pictures.  

Where: Vanderbilt Gate, 105th Street and Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Duration: 90 minutes

2) Grand Central Partnership

Each Friday, the Grand Central Partnership offers free guided tours around the Grand Central neighborhood. You will be able to see most of New York City’s iconic buildings while learning their historic and architectural legacy. Best part of this tour? No reservations are necessary.

Where: Across Grand Central Terminal, 120 Park Avenue, Manhattan

Duration: 90 minutes


3) Union Square: Crossroads of New York

If you are interested in the social and political history of New York, every Saturday the Union Square Partnership will meet up at the Abraham Lincoln statue. They offer  a guided walking tour to everyone curious about the many places and statues with political contributions to the US

Where: Union Square Park, 16th Street, Manhattan

Duration: 90 minutes

4) Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown

New York is filled with lots of different cultures. If you want to appreciate more of the hidden wonders of this city, you can book a tour by Free Tours By Foot and explore one of the oldest parts of the city. See iron buildings in Soho, the first pizzeria, and have a bargaining experience with street vendors in Chinatown, all in the same tour! Just make sure to make your reservation beforehand and check the best schedule for you.

Where: Free Tours By Foot, Spring Street and 6th Ave, Manhattan

Duration: 120 minutes


5) Ghosts of East Village

Tired of the typical spots tours? If you are in for a different type of tour, you can visit some spooky locations in NYC and you might be able to catch a ghost or two on the way. You can pick two different ghost tours, one on Brooklyn Bridge or another one in Greenwich Village or you can book both! Make sure to see all available dates and go for a healthy scare during your NYC visit.

Where: Free Tours By Foot, West corner in Washington Square, Manhattan

Duration: 120 minutes

Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel

Our ideal location in Midtown Manhattan makes it perfect to visit all kinds of tour spots in NYC. Whether you decide to walk or ride on a double-decker bus, one thing is certain, the Lombardy Hotel staff will be ready to attend all your necessities, so you can rest after your day exploring NYC. We look forward to host you.


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