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Old 06-05-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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What are the best tours to take. We have been to the statue of liberty, empire state building and ground zero 5 years ago. We would like to take riding or walking tours. Please advise.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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In case you don't get any answers here, you could try reviews on Reviews of vacations, hotels, resorts, vacation and travel packages - TripAdvisor - or check the forums there.

I can't speak for everyone here, but I think many people on this board live here and don't tend to take tours. . . but I could be wrong.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Ok. I did not realize that. We live near New Orleans and we go there a lot and we did a walking tour recently and we were amazed at how much we didn't know of the city?
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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One nice day trip would be to rent bikes and take the ride all along the west side highway. There is a long bike path that starts way downtown near the Brooklyn Bridge. You can ride bikes on the bike path all along the water. You pass by all of the pier's, there is Riverside Park Boat Basin you can stop in for lunch, then you can keep riding uptown and end up at Central Park. My husband and I live in the city and we do this sometimes. You can even ride bikes over the Brooklyn bridge. It's really a nice day trip if the weather is OK.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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Ok. I did not realize that. We live near New Orleans and we go there a lot and we did a walking tour recently and we were amazed at how much we didn't know of the city?
I'm not saying that people don't go on these tours because they're not worthwhile - I'm sure all of us have alot to learn about our own cities. It's just that laziness factor when you live somewhere. . . you tend to ignore the things you think of as things for tourists.

I do have a link I could share that are walking tours of off-the-beaten-track areas where tourists are less likely to go. . .but I can't recommend them necessarily because I haven't personally been on them.

Walking Tours in Jackson Heights - Jackson Heights NY - Queens
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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New York City Walking Tours | Big Onion
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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For starters:

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Thanks!! Good Stuff!!
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:17 AM
 
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If you've got a bike, try riding to Coney Island. The oldest bike path in the United States (1895) still runs the full length of Ocean Parkway.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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If you are needing some great tour ideas I would check out Go NY Tours. They have some great stuff with pricing and everything. I have used them a few different times and they have been fantastic. I have seen some great sites and would recommend them to everyone!!!
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