New York City
New York City offers a vast variety of sites to see. Here are some common options but if you don't see a particular site you'd like to visit, just give us a call and we'll be happy to customize your group's trip!
Statue of Liberty
For decades, the Statue of Liberty has been a leading attraction in the nation. She is the best representation of what America is all about. Give your students the opportunity to see this splendid icon of our country, and if you are feeling energetic you can take them on the 22-story hike to the crown of the statue. Your group can also enjoy a visit to the museum located in the pedestal of the statue. Here they can view exhibits on immigration that recall the arrival of millions of our ancestors.
Central Park is an 843 acre park in the middle of New York City where one can see 275 of the 800 species of birds in North America. Also, you and your group can take a statue tour including the famous “Mother Goose”, or a tour of the fountains including the “Bethesda Terrace”. If this is not impressive enough for your students, they will probably be amazed when they begin to place certain areas of the park with scenes from many of their favorite movies and television shows.
Levy’s Unique New York!
The Levys’ Unique New York! (LUNY!) provides group tour guides for sightseeing in New York City. Their uniqueness shines through the quality of their guides and their custom-designed tour itineraries. At LUNY! they don’t do boring tours. All of their guides are expertly trained to provide their visitors with an educational, entertaining, energetic and engaging tour experience. They are knowledgeable and passionate New Yorkers who are proud to share colorful stories about their city’s culture, diversity, energy and strength.
Set aside your movie portrayed stereotypes of the city, and allow me to give you a number of reasons to visit this historical and educational city. For example, your group can visit the Audubon Ballroom, which is the site of Malcolm X’s assassination. Also, one can see the mansion of Anthony Bailey, the founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Pay a visit to the tomb and national memorial of General Grant. Remember that famous sculpture of Greg Wyatt called “Heaven and Hell”? That and much more are in Harlem.
United Nations Building
A great way for your students to learn all about the work of the United Nations is for them to visit their headquarters. This is an 18-acre building located on the East side of Manhattan , and it is an international zone. First Avenue is where your group can see the beautiful display of all 188 members’ flags. While touring the headquarters, they can purchase a post card and mail it with a United Nations stamp. What is so special about these stamps? They can only be used to mail something from the United Nations.
Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall is the largest indoor theatre in the world. Its marquee is a full city-block long. Its auditorium measures 160 feet from back to stage and the ceiling reaches a height of 84 feet. The walls and ceiling are formed by a series of sweeping arches that define a splendid and immense curving space. More than 300 million people have come to the Music Hall to enjoy stage shows, movies, concerts and special events. There’s no place like it to see a show or stage a show.
Empire State Building
Take an elevator ride 86 floors and 1,050 feet up the Empire State Building to the enclosed glass pavilion. See the city like one hasn’t ever seen it before. Over 110 million people have visited the observatory since it opened in 1931. While your group is there, they can stop at the restaurants, shops, and continually changing activities in the building. Do not rely on pictures to do the Empire State Building justice. Come see it for yourself.
The memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. The twin reflecting pools feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America and sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of those who died in the attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.
Broadway is one of the most famous spots in the world to see a play. On Broadway your group will have their choice of all the best plays performed by the most talented actors and actresses. One can choose from a large list of fabulous performances, including Wicked, Billie Elliot, Mamma Mia, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Legally Blonde, and many more… With a selection like this, you are sure to find a performance that you and your students will love.
Top of the Rock
Going to Top of the Rock is something your group simply must do in New York City to make a visit complete. No other vantage point in the city offers the inspiring, unobstructed views your group will find high atop Rockefeller Center. Dramatic panoramas they just can’t get anywhere else put Top of the Rock on the top of the list of New York City Sightseeing Destinations.
Now your students can finally see what goes on behind the scenes of some of their favorite television shows. NBC Studios has been giving tours since 1933. Come see the studios where the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, NBC Sports, Jimmy Fallon, and even the hilarious Saturday Night Live are filmed.