In the musical On The Town, three sailors disembark in New York City for their 24-hour leave and Ms. Turnstiles, an archeologist and taxi-cab driver, shows them why New York is “a hellava town!” Whether you take a car or bus up to the Bronx or walk down to the Battery, your students can learn about important historical and cultural events in every neighborhood in between.

New York City offers informative tours of iconic locations that can transform a social studies lesson into a life-long memory. NYC&Co has compiled a list of great tours that you can find on their website. Click on the logo below for more information.

Accomplice
648 Broadway, Suite 1004
New York, NY 10012
Contact: Ms. Betsy Salamon-Sufott
Phone: (212) 242-1524
Alt. Phone: (212) 242-1524
Email: betsysalamon@me.com
Description: Part game, part theater, part tour, Accomplice is an experience unlike any found in a theater. Accomplice uses public spaces as its stage, utilizing elements of theater and scavenger hunt. By participating in an Accomplice event, you will experience the City from a radically different perspective. The audience is sent on a mission, acting as accomplices in a meticulously crafted criminal plot. Highly acclaimed comedic improv actors are situated in real-world locations including bars, restaurants, iconic landmarks and out-of-the-way shops to provide clues to solving the mystery. Accomplice offers public and private events and is perfect for individuals, families with teenage kids and corporate team-building. Choose from two Accomplice adventures: Lower Manhattan or Greenwich Village.

Big Onion Walking Tours
New York, NY 11215
Contact: Mr. Seth Kamil
Phone: (718) 499-3001
Email: seth.kamil@bigonion.com
Description: Peeling back the many layers of history that make up the fabric of this City, these daily excursions look at each neighborhood in a comprehensive and thought-provoking manner. Tours range from studies of Central Park and Greenwich Village to a Martin Scorsese-endorsed “Official Gangs of New York Tour.” Tour guides crack jokes but know their stuff and have earned numerous awards including “Best Walking Tour in New York City” by New York Magazine and “Best of the Best” by Our Town.

Gray Line
Phone: 800-472-9546
Description: Welcome to New York City! There is no better way to travel than to have a carefree transfer waiting for you upon arrival to navigate you through the New York traffic. Acquaint yourself with New York City with an unrivaled Gray Line Gray sightseeing tour. The world’s most diverse and intriguing city features over 18,000 restaurants, 150 world-class museums and 10,000 stores. Experience the incredible architecture of some of New York’s main attractions, including the world’s best-known buildings such as the Empire State and Chrysler buildings on our New York City tours.

The Heart of New York Culture
Contact: Ms. Reva Cooper
Phone: (718) 965-0486
Email: revacooper@earthlink.net
Description: Reva Cooper, who has more than 30 years of experience promoting NYC cultural events, offers tours that highlight neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Broadway is brought to life through tours of renowned performing arts venues and “insider” accounts. Greenwich Village emerges with stories about early immigrant communities, Yiddish theater, rock clubs and Off-Broadway (and Off-Off-Broadway), all set amidst a diverse architectural heritage. The magnificent “Brownstone Belt” tour of Brooklyn’s Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights neighborhoods begins at the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum and ends at the Brooklyn Bridge. Suggestions for customized tours are also welcome.

The Levys’ Unique New York!
462 Marlborough Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Contact: Mr. Mark Levy
Phone: (718) 287-6177
Email: mark@levysuniqueny.com
Description: New York City’s first family of tour guides provides customized sightseeing and private tours for visitors to the City. Guides create educational, entertaining, energetic and engaging experiences in all five boroughs, covering points of interest including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center and Times Square. The guides are all New Yorkers, and are proud to share their city.

Metropolitan Walks
100 Church St., Suite 800
New York, NY 10007
Contact: Mr. Andrew Smith
Phone: (347) 632-1421
Email: info@metropolitanwalks.com
Description: With two daily walking tours, Metropolitan Walks shares fascinating insights about New York City and its rich history. The downtown walking tour explores Wall Street and Ground Zero, past and present, and the midtown walking tour visits such iconic locations as Grand Central, Times Square and the New York Public Library, which houses more than 40 million books (but you can’t borrow a single one of them). Take one of the two-hour tours to learn more.

On Location Tours, Inc.
meeting site: Broadway and 51st Street; mail: 10 W. 37th St., 10th fl.
Manhattan, NY 10018
Contact: Ms. Georgette Blau
Phone: (212) 683-1961
Email: gblau@onlocationtours.com
Description: Take a tour past the doorsteps of your favorite TV and movie characters with On Location Tours, the world’s largest TV and movie tour company. See New York City the way your favorite TV and movie stars saw it. All tours are led by local actors and actresses. New York bus tours offered include: New York TV and Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Sopranos Sites, Gossip Girl Sites, Classic New York TV & Movie Sites, Brooklyn TV & Movie Sites and more. Walking tours offered include Central Park TV & Movie Sites. Multilingual tours, group tours and private tours are available.