Four Tours to Include in Your Trip Planning to New York City

New York City destination specialist Kitt Garrett of New York Sites & Insights has come up with four virtual tours of New York City to help locals and visitors discover the secrets, truths, and myths about the city’s famous sites. Whether traveling to New York for the first time or looking to discover new areas after multiple previous visits, the comprehensive tours will prove beneficial for all travelers planning their trip to the city.

Each on-demand video provides an in-depth historical background and virtual tour plus an interactive pdf downloadable to any device. 

Of the four virtual tours, “The Story of the High Line Elevated Park and Hudson Yards: From Trestle to Treasure” is a 108-minute presentation discussing how New York has changed along the West Side from the 1800s through today and takes travelers on an in-depth visual journey learning about the history of freight transportation along the Hudson River and the conversion into a linear elevated park. 

“The Story Behind New York’s Evolving Skyline: An architectural Journey Through History,” shows how New York grew from a small Dutch settlement to a world-class capital city. Travelers can learn to identify buildings by their architectural design and building materials and understand how urban planning affects neighborhoods, parks and public transportation systems. This 118-minute presentation looks at how New York's buildings, bridges and neighborhoods evolved over the years.

“The Story of Grand Central Terminal: An Art and Engineering Marvel,” is a 98-minute video exploring the history of transportation in New York and telling the story of the Grand Central. Travelers discover why a new terminal was necessary, find out how the amazing design of the structure was created and who helped to save Grand Central from demolition.

“The Story Behind Central Park: Manhattan’s Backyard — Wilderness by Design,” discovers the secrets of Central Park, from south to north in 101 minutes. This presentation looks at the history of Central Park, and then explores the park virtually from the southern to northern edges stopping along the way to see the most important and famous sites, including the Grand Army; Pond, Hallett Nature Sanctuary; Gapstow Bridge; Central Park Zoo; Delacorte Clock; The chess and checkers house; The Dairy; Literary Walk; The Mall and literary walk; The Bandshell; Bethesda Terrace; The lake and Boathouse; The Conservatory Water; Alice in Wonderland statue; The Ramble; Bow Bridge; Cherry Hill; Strawberry Fields and the Imagine mosaic.

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