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CityTips Guide to New York

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New York City, the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps! Home to treasures like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Broadway and Rockefeller Center, New York has something for anyone, no matter where they come from.

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Must-Sees While In Town

This is a city with a countless number of things to see and do. From the bright lights of Times Square to the subdued opulence of the Guggenheim, it is the country's biggest city, and arguably its most fascinating and appealing place.

Times Square

Times Square holds an overwhelming array of shops, restaurants and attractions. The Paramount Building, Madame Tussauds New York and Ed Sullivan Theater are all located in this area. When you've finished exploring, grab a bite at the nearby Ellen's Stardust Diner.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is the trademark of the city; going to the top and taking some great pictures is a must. The Chrysler Building is an equally impressive piece of architecture not far from here. Have a bite to eat at Papaya Dog. The magnificent Rockefeller Center and the stunning MoMA — Museum of Modern Art are not far away.

Guggenheim

Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim is a mammoth spiral structure that inspires as much debate as the art it houses. It permanently displays works by Chagall, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Van Gogh and many others. Walk along Central Park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Built in 1870, it houses numerous collections that rank among the finest in the world. Dine at Goodman's, then stop into the nearby Whitney Museum of American Art, which has a small number of permanent exhibits, with a focus on temporary shows.

Madison Square Garden

Tour Madison Square Garden and the historic Grand Central Terminal. Browse the stores located in Herald Square and stop into the Museum of Television and Radio to learn more about America's entertainment history. Then take the NBC Studio Tour, where you can go behind the scenes of the networks most famous shows. Dine at the popular Stage Deli afterwards.

Washington Square Park

The Greenwich Village area is known for its bohemian atmosphere. Washington Square Park is surrounded by New York University buildings, and is heavily populated with students. This urbane area embodies its East Village neighborhood, a vigorous mix of people within the larger melting pot of New York City. Browse the collection at the Grey Art Gallery, then grab a bite at the extremely popular 24-hour Ukranian restaurant, Veselka.

If you're looking for a tour of New York City that is a little bit off the beaten path, take a peak at the Little Bookroom guidebooks Historic New York Tours. These beautifully detailed books provide travelers with the necessary information to discover some of the not so often talked about establishments in the city that give visitors an inside look into the Big Apple. The city has many tour companies that will help guests plan their visits successfully.

Walking Tours

Big Onion Walking Tours ( +1 212 439 1090/ http://www.bigonion.com/ )
Joyce Gold History Tours of New York ( +1 212 242 5762/ http://www.nyctours.com/ )
NBC Studio Tour ( +1 212 664 7174/ http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/ )
Times Square Free Tour ( +1 212 869 1890/ http://www.timessquarenyc.org/ )
Harlem Spirituals ( +1 212 391 0900/ http://www.harlemspirituals.com/ )
92nd Street Y Tours ( +1 212 415 5500/ http://www.92ndsty.org/ )
Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours ( +1 718 953 5244/ http://www.jewishtours.com/ )
Municipal Art Society Tours ( +1 212 935 3960/ http://www.mas.org/ )
Shop Gotham ( +1 201 795 4200/ http://www.shopgotham.com/ )

Bus Tours

Kramer's Reality Tour (+1 212 268 5525/ http://www.kennykramer.com/ )
On Location Tours ( +1 212 209 3370 / +1 212 683 2027/ http://www.screentours.com/ )
Harlem Spirituals ( +1 212 391 0900/ http://www.harlemspirituals.com/ )
Gray Line New York Sightseeing ( +1 212 445 0848 / +1 800 669 0051/ http://www.newyorksightseeing.com/ )
Starr Tours Show Bus ( +1 800 314 8411/ http://www.starrtours.com/ )

Helicopter Tours

Liberty Helicopter Tours (+1 212 967 6464 / +1 800 542 9933 / http://www.libertyhelicopters.com/)

Boat Tours

World Yacht Cruises (+1 212 630 8100 / +1 800 498 4270 / http://www.worldyacht.com/)
Circle Line (+1 212 563 3200 / http://www.circleline42.com/)
New York Splash Tours (+1 877 527 4691 / http://newyorksplashtours.com/)
NYC Rockin' the River Cruises (+1 212 630 8888 / http://www.rtrcruises.com/)
New York Waterways Sightseeing Cruises (+1 800 533 3779)
New York Splash Tours (+1 877 527 4691 / http://newyorksplashtours.com)
Spirit of New York Cruises (+1 866 211 3812 / http://www.spiritofnewyork.com/ny/index.jsp )

Studio Tours

NBC Studio Tour (+1 212 664 7174 / http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/)

Culinary Tours

Savory Sojourns (+1 212 691 7314 / +1 888 972 8679 / http://www.savorysojourns.com)
A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour (+1 212 209 3370 / http://bknypizza.com/)

Adventure Tours

Outdoor Bound (+1 212 579 4568 / http://www.outdoorbound.com/)

Sports Tours

Big League Tours (+1 866 619 1748 / +1 347 534 2475 / http://www.bigleaguetours.com/)

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