Free Tours by Foot - New York City

Free Tours by Foot - New York City

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Had a great tour of Greenwich Village, Chelsea and the High line with Lori. Enjoys sharing her vast knowledge and encourages questions to be asked. Definitely would book a tour with this company and Lori!
Had a fabulous and informative tour with John G on the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO tour! Very knowledgable and enjoys sharing! He is witty and considerate of others during Covid times. Definitively would book a tour with him and this company!
How can we tip Lori (Laurie ??) for doing all these live online short tours?? If I were there (and I have been on several of your tours in past years) I would be tipping her. Can I do that online?
Hey NYC (and those who love her)! If you didn’t know, they’re redesigning the Brooklyn Bridge! Still time to vote for your favorite design!!!

We did a Free Tours by Foot Food Tour on Friday the 13th with Lori. In Greenwich Village. It was her last tour. We had a great time. It was just my family of 4. She took us to some amazing restaurants and historical sites. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. Hopefully I will be able to return to New York and take some more tours with her. Unfortunately our tour on Sunday the 15th was cancelled and we had to cut our trip short and head back home.
Awesome food tour of lower east side, Manhattan. Definately recommend! Come Hungry!
Took the subway art tour with Darryl.
I highly recommend this tour! Very unique and interesting, Darryl was super informative and nice and i think he's a great tour guide. It was a great choice for a different way to learn about the city.

Enjoy! :)
We had a great tour of Soho/Little Italy/China Town last week. Excellent pace. Great info. Would certainly recommend.
Hi admin,
We already book online for 4 people for tomorrow Saturday morning, however we not yet get the confirmation where the meeting point?
Any advice please?
Thanks
We had a great tour on 28th December with Kyle. Our 6 and 4 year old sons loved seeing where Elf and Home Alone 2 were filmed, and there's something for the grown up movie buffs as well, such as Ghostbusters, Serendipity and Miracle on 34th St.

Having nearly been suckered into some of the bus tours (charge a fortune, barely any buses, then no room on the ones that do actually stop) it was very refreshing just to pay what we thought the tour was worth. Thanks Kyle!
My wife and I were in NYC over Christmas and did the Christmas Lights tour. John, our guide, was awesome. Keeping approx. 30 people together in crowds of thousands of people is a skill and John did a great job. Lights were fantastic and John also added information about NYC that we will use on our next trip. I highly recommend this tour!

We offer free walking tours of New York City, including pre-recorded and live video tours as well as in-person guided walks. Our tours are free to take and operate on a pay-what-you-wish or can afford basis.

Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the original name-your-own-price New York walking tours. These interesting and informative tours will take you through many of the city's most famous neighborhoods. We offer both video and live-virtual tours as well as in-person guided walking tours. USA’s first capital city, a center of global finance and a tribute to over two centuries of immigration and

Operating as usual

08/13/2021

New York City - High Line Nature

The High Line is just something special. See for yourself.
#nyctours #newyorktravel #newyorklife

08/11/2021

Grand Central Terminal Tour

A short highlight video on the things you can see at Grand Central Terminal, New York City's premier train station, and one of the city's best Beaux-Arts masterpieces.

Often mistakenly referred to as Grand Central Station, this terminal is a must-stop on every visit to New York. Be sure to check out the Biltmore Room, the Campbell Apartment, and the famous Grand Central Clock.

#grandcentralstation #GrandCentralTerminal

08/10/2021

NYC Theaters Reopening | How to Get Cheap Broadway Show Tickets

Republishing our video on how to score discounted tickets for Broadway shows in anticipation of Broadway's reopening next month.

08/09/2021

This is an excerpt from our Midtown Manhattan virtual walking tour featuring Grand Central Terminal.

08/09/2021

View of the Statue of Liberty torch from below.

#statueofliberty

View of the Statue of Liberty torch from below.

#statueofliberty

08/07/2021

How to Ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway (+ Explore Roosevelt Island)

In this video, Katherine shows you how to ride the Roosevelt Island Tram with some visitor tips for exploring Roosevelt Island. This is one of the best "almost free" things to do in New York.

08/04/2021

Battery Park and Battery Park City Walking Tour

In this video, Katherine, a tour guide with Free Tours by Foot, takes you on a walking tour through Battery Park and Battery Park City.

#batterypark #batteryparkcity #castleclinton

07/28/2021

High Line

07/27/2021

How to Get from JFK Airport to Manhattan

HOW TO GET FROM JFK AIRPORT TO MANHATTAN.

In this video, Katherine, a tour guide with Free Tours by Foot New York, will explain the main options for getting from JFK Airport to Times Square and other points in Manhattan (+ the other 4 boroughs).

07/26/2021

The wonderful view from Top of the Rock shared by our main Free Tours by Foot page.

The view from the Top of the Rock observation deck looking south toward the Empire State Building and the Financial District in the background.

You can see the partially blocked view of the Chrysler Building on the left side.

#topoftherock #empirestatebuilding #iloveny

07/25/2021

https://www.facebook.com/freetoursbyfootHQ/posts/2136092023216161

Beautiful Central Park!

#centralpark

07/10/2021

How to Spend One Day in New York | A Completely Free Itinerary

One Day in NYC Itinerary and it's all free.

07/02/2021

Which New York Boat Tour or Cruise is Best?

This video compares the different boat tours and cruises in NYC that you can choose from.

These cruise options are typically short, sweet, and focused on specific areas of the city. Tourist cruises will require you to arrive at a specific time.

There are two main companies, Circle Line and CitySightseeing.

There are also speedboats, sailboats, dinner cruises, and other boat cruise options, such as ferries.

Many of these choices are included for free or at a discount on the New York Pass, City Pass, or Explorer Pass.

06/09/2021

A Walk around Hudson Yards, The Vessel, and The Edge (Guided Tour)

Here's a video that we posted on our main page. It's on the new Hudson Yards New York development.

06/05/2021

High Line New York Walking Tour (Guided)

Join Katherine, a tour guide with Free Tours by Foot, on a tour of The High Line. NYC tours playlist https://www.facebook.com/FreeNewYorkTours/videos/

Discover New York’s most exciting new park and learn about the history of the Meatpacking District as well as Chelsea and its wonderful market.

We’ll show you the unique architecture and cutting-edge art that is a part of and surrounds the High Line, but you really should come for the awesome views!

The High Line is a park that is 1.45 miles (2.33 km) and runs through several neighborhoods – Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, and Midtown Manhattan.

The park is built on an elevated commercial rail line constructed in 1934. By 1980, the railroad was no longer operating and the tracks were abandoned.

In 2006, a non-profit organization repurposed the tracks into a public greenspace and High Line was born.

Spending time in this unique park with amazing views is one of the most popular activities in NYC.

06/04/2021

NYC Theaters Reopening | How to Get Cheap Broadway Show Tickets

This video is about the many ways you can get discount Broadway tickets, including through the TKTS booths, ticket lotteries, RUSH tickets, and a couple of other options. MORE NYC TRAVEL TIP VIDEOS - https://www.facebook.com/watch/442409770524/1641500495987615

There are many ways to score deals and discounted tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, plays, and musicals. Each has its pros and cons and Katherine will describe each option to you to help you save as much money as possible

00:40 - TKTS Booths
07:42 - Online Ticket Discount Websites
08:55 - RUSH and Student RUSH Tickets
11:55 - Broadway Lotteries
14:15 - Discounts at the Box Office

05/31/2021

#happymemorialday from #freetoursbyfoot

#happymemorialday from #freetoursbyfoot

05/30/2021

SoHo NYC Walking Tour (with Free Tours by Foot)

This video is a walking tour of SoHo in Manhattan led by Free Tours by Foot tour guide, Katherine. Check out our NYC tours playlist https://www.facebook.com/watch/1092349470923760/183446626963082.

SoHo's name stands for South of Houston and its northern border is indeed Houston Street (pronounced How-Stan). Inside its boundaries lies the Cast Iron District, the location of the most cast-iron facades and cast-iron constructed buildings in all of New York City.

It's a mixed residential-commercial neighborhood with an upscale vibe. Katherine will show you some street art, boutique stores, street stalls, and much more.

05/24/2021

Little Island, NYC LIVE

This video is about Little Island, an innovative floating public park located at Pier 55 in Chelsea that opened in 2021.

This 2.4-acre park is unlike any park you have seen before. It is on top of 132 concrete piles rising up from the Hudson River. The piles can best be described as ‘tulip pots’.

Some of the ‘tulip pots’ are as high as 62 feet above the Hudson River, offering dazzling views of New York and New Jersey.

The landscape is diverse, with green lawns, small slopes, and winding walkways. The park features hundreds of different species of plants and flowers

Also, there are a variety of performance spaces, including is a 700-seat amphitheater, that will offer free and affordable performances.

[05/22/21]   NYC QUIZ:
How many spikes does the crown of the Statue of Liberty have and what does that number represent?

[05/15/21]   FACT OR FICTION?
On May 17 in 1884, twenty-one elephants walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.
#nychistory

05/14/2021

Columbia University + St. John the Divine | Upper West Side New York Walking Tour

Join Katie, a guide with Free Tours by Foot's NYC branch, on a walking tour of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, through the campus of Columbia University and ending at St. John the Divine Cathedral.

Learn about how Columbia came to be, what is the Ivy League and visit some of Columbia University's impressive buildings on its Morningside Heights campus. as well as some of the famous movies that were filmed here.

#columbiauniversity #upperwestside #walkingtour #morningsideheights

[05/08/21]   FACT OR FICTION?
There is a bomb shelter hidden under the Brooklyn Bridge.

05/08/2021

Rockefeller Center Walking Tour | A Manhattan Treasure

In this video, Katie, a tour guide with Free Tours by Foot takes you on a Rockefeller Center walking tour. MORE NYC VIDEOS https://www.facebook.com/FreeNewYorkTours/videos/

Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City.

This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture.

Sites covered on this video tour include Radio City Music Hall, the Atlas Statue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Channel Gardens, Prometheus Statue, NBC Studios/Today Show, Christie’s Auction House, and 30 Rock/Main lobby.

#rockefellercenter #nyctours

05/07/2021

Tribeca New York Walking Tour

Join Lori, a tour guide with Free Tours by Foot, on a Tribeca New York walking tour. MORE NYC VIDEOS - https://www.facebook.com/FreeNewYorkTours/videos/.

Tribeca is a neighborhood often overlooked by visitors to New York City. Perhaps because it doesn’t offer the iconic images: you won't find the famous skyscrapers, there are no giant neon billboards, and no hustle and bustle you find in other neighborhoods.

That is the beauty of Tribeca — it gives you the chance to stroll casually along old cobblestone and Belgian-block streets.

As you look up at splendid cast-iron buildings inscribed proudly with the year they were built, you can imagine the New York of a bygone era, an era when horses and buggies filled the streets, when commerce was what Tribeca was all about, and not condominiums, as it is today.

05/05/2021

East Village New York in the Rain (Live)

Join Lori, a tour guide with Free Tours by Foot, on a walk through the East Village.

Discover New York’s Dutch roots at St. Mark’s in the Bowery Episcopal Church, which was built in 1799.

Walk past the DeutscheAmerikanische Schützen Gesellschaft clubhouse, which was built in 1888, when the East Village was known as Klein Deutschland (Little Germany).

Visit the former site of CBGBs, the club where punk rock was born in the 1970s.

05/03/2021

High Line Walking Tour LIVE

Join Lori from Free Tours by Foot on our High Line Tours and discover New York’s most exciting new park and learn about the history of the Meatpacking District as well as Chelsea and its wonderful market.

She’ll show you the unique architecture and cutting-edge art that is a part of and surrounds the High Line, but you really should come for the awesome views!

05/03/2021

When Is the Best Time to Visit New York City?

The best time to visit NYC depends on what “best” means to you.

If by best you mean cheapest times to visit, then that’s much easier to answer, come just about anytime between January and February.

However, there are also relatively cheap times to visit during periods of the high season. Read our section below explaining when is cheapest.

If your definition of best is mostly concerning the weather, then that’s also an easy answer. You should visit between May and June or between September and November. This is when it is the warmest with the least amount of rain.

Watch more NYC tips and walking tour videos https://www.facebook.com/FreeNewYorkTours/videos/.

[05/02/21]   To be FRANK,
HOT DOGS in New York can be real WIENERS.
😉

[05/01/21]   FACT OR FICTION? There is a subway ventilator and emergency exit hidden behind a brownhouse facade in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

05/01/2021

Union Square NYC Walking Tour

For over 150 years Union Square has been a hub of shopping, commerce, entertainment, and political activism. Join Lori, a guide with Free Tours by Foot on this live walk through one of Manhattan's most iconic neighborhoods, home to the first Shake Shack :).

Union Square has frenetic energy similar to the pace of Midtown but with the hip feel of downtown. In the early 1800s, the area was rural with a potter’s field (cemetery for the poor).

In 1807, two major roads intersected here and this intersection was designated as Union Place because of the ‘union’ of these two roads, Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway) and Bowery Road (now 4th Avenue).

By the 1850s, the area surrounding Union Place was filled with elegant mansions, hotels, stores, and banks.

04/30/2021

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! Greetings from NYC!

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! Greetings from NYC!

04/28/2021

Which New York City Pass is Best?

This video explains the various different tourist attraction discount passes that are available to you in NYC.

There are several different passes to choose from, and we have broken them down by type.

0:46 - All Inclusive Pass
1:20 - Pick Your Attractions
1:47 - Build Your Own Pass
2:15 - PrePackaged Passes
2:43 - Bus Combo Passes
3:05 - DIY Pass

An ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS such as the New York Pass or the New York Sightseeing Pass, allows you to enjoy as many attractions, tours, and experiences as you can within a set number of days for one set price (think of an all-you-can-eat buffet).

These are the most expensive type, but you could potentially save the most amount of money with these passes.

Then there are passes that allow you to choose a set # of attractions and tours.

These passes, such as the New York Explorer Pass or the Sightseeing Flex Pass, usually give you the option to choose, 3, 5, or more options from a large pool of options.

These are a bit cheaper than all-inclusive and keeps flexibility, but your savings potential is lower.

A build-your-own pass is even cheaper, allows more flexibility and certainty (think à la carte) but limits the savings even more.

Another option is prepackaged passes (think set-menu), such as the CityPass. These are the most certain of all of the passes.

Lastly, there are numerous hop-on-hop-off bus tour companies that offer their own combo deals.

04/27/2021

Central Park | Intro Virtual Tours | New York City

Explore Central Park in New York with Free Tours by Foot, and you don't even have to leave your couch yet. Hoping to show you this all in person some day soon!

04/26/2021

Central Park Literary Mall | New York | Virtual tour

Have you been to the Mall in Central Park? It's not for shopping, but for those who love literature, nature, and a nice stroll.
#nyctours #centralpark

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New York City - High Line Nature
Grand Central Terminal Tour
How to Ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway (+ Explore Roosevelt Island)
Battery Park and Battery Park City Walking Tour
How to Get from JFK Airport to Manhattan
Which New York Boat Tour or Cruise is Best?
High Line New York Walking Tour (Guided)
NYC Theaters Reopening | How to Get Cheap Broadway Show Tickets
SoHo NYC Walking Tour (with Free Tours by Foot)
Little Island, NYC LIVE

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