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NYC Travel Tips and Hacks
20 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Things to Do in Times Square
In this episode, tour guides Katie and Lori discuss things to do in and around Times Square as well as where to eat. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-to-do-in-times-square/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-tv-show-tickets/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/stretching-your-dollar-at-the-best-nyc-comedy-clubs/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-to-do-in-times-square/#self
26 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Reasons to Visit Harlem
In this episode, NYC tour guides Derrick and Katie discuss why you should visit Harlem. They cover historic sights, food, and music among other topics. Additional resources for you to consider are the following: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-to-do-in-harlem/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/harlem-walking-tours/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/gospel-music-harlem/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/tour-the-apollo-theater-in-harlem/
15 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Tips for Visiting One World Observatory
In this episode, tour guide Lori and Katie provide their tips on how to best visit One World Observatory, an observation deck in Lower Manhattan. They discuss ticket options, best times to go, and if One World Observatory is the best option for you for an observation deck in NYC. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/freedom-tower-tickets/
25 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
What to Do in DUMBO?
In this episode, tour guides Derrick and Katie discuss things to do in DUMBO, a neighborhood in Brooklyn New York. They discuss how to get here, how much time you should plan, top things to see, as well as things to do in the surrounding areas. Here are some articles related to the topics discussed in this episode. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-to-do-dumbo/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/walking-the-brooklyn-bridge/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/brooklyn-heights/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-tours/brooklyn-tours/brooklyn-bridge-brooklyn-heights-and-dumbo-tour/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/east-river-ferry/
13 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Tips for Visiting the Empire State Building
In this episode, NYC tour guides Katie and Lori discuss how best to visit the Empire State Building and provide answers to some of our guests' most frequently asked questions. They give their suggestions on when to come to beat the crowds, which level observation deck to choose, and whether the Empire State Building is the best observation deck in the city. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/empire-state-building-tickets/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/empire-state-building-top-rock-one-world-observatory/
18 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
How to Visit the 911 Memorial and Museum
In today's episode, tour guides Katie and Lori share their first-hand experience of visiting the 911 Memorial and Museum, including when to go, how much time to devote to your visit, and what else to see in the area.
22 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Free Things to Do in NYC
In this episode, tour guides Lori and Katie discuss the dozens of things that you can do for free (or really cheaply) in NYC. You could spend a week in the Big Apple without spending any money on things other than hotels, food, and transportation. Below are some helpful links. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/free-things-to-do-nyc/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-city-neighborhoods/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/free-museums-new-york-city/
21 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Things to Do at Night in New York
In this episode, tour guides Katie and Lori discuss the seemingly endless number of things to do in NYC, including free and inexpensive things to do. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/top-10-things-to-do-in-new-york-city-at-night/
15 minutes | May 27, 2020
Things to Do and See in Central Park
In today's episode, tour guides Lori and Katie discuss some of the things that you can see and do in Central Park. Some additional resources to help you plan your visit are below. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-to-do-in-central-park/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/central-park-walking-tour/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/central-park-zoo/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/strawberry-fields-central-park/
22 minutes | May 20, 2020
How to Ride the Staten Island Ferry
In today's episode, local NYC tour guides Katie and Lori give their tips on riding the free Staten Island Ferry, including the best times to ride, where to position yourself on the ferry, what you will see during your rides, what to see in Staten Island as well as what to see and do in Lower Manhattan, either before or after your trip. Here are some related blog posts to help you plan your ride and day. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/staten-island-ferry/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/nyc-boat-tours/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/nyc-boat-tours/#free (free options to get out on the water) https://freetoursbyfoot.com/free-things-to-do-in-new-york/
26 minutes | May 14, 2020
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Visitor Tips
In today's episode, local tour guides, Katie and Lori discuss how to plan a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Topics covered include, which tickets to buy, how much time to set aside, security and prohibited items, as well as explaining the difference between general admission, pedestal, as well as crown tickets. Helpful articles from our blog: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/how-to-get-to-the-statue-of-liberty/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/statue-of-liberty-tickets/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/get-crown-tickets-statue-liberty/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/statue-of-liberty-pedestal-tickets/
17 minutes | May 6, 2020
Travel Etiquette When Traveling to New York City
In today's episode, tour guides Katie and Lori discuss how to navigate the city like a local and practice proper etiquette. The general etiquette of getting on and off the subway. How to behave when in a group or on a tour. How not to take NYC attitude in the wrong way. and much more.
21 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Which Season is Best to Visit NYC?
In this episode, tour guides Katie and Lori discuss the pros and cons of visiting New York City in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. No season is the perfect season as it depends really on what you want to do.
20 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
How to Get Cheap Broadway Show Tickets
In today's episode, tour guides Lori and Katherine discuss how to get discounted Broadway show tickets. The main topics covered are: Rush Tickets Discount Ticket Booths (TKTS) Apps Lotteries They discuss the pros and cons of each option with tips on maximizing your chances to get tickets in hand.
15 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Tips for Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge
In this episode, NYC tour guides Lori and Katie discuss visiting the Brooklyn Bridge, where is it, how to get here, the best times of day to cross and things you can see on and from the bridge. You should also read our full guide to crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. Be sure to consider our daily guided tour and our GPS-enabled audio tour of the Brooklyn Bridge.
15 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
New York City Tourist Passes Explained
Tour guides Katherine and Lori discuss tourist attraction discount passes that are available to you in NYC, how they differentiate from one another, tips to make the most out of each, and whether or not a tourist pass is right for you. We have a post that breaks down the passes even further. http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-city-passes-which-one-is-the-best-to-buy/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/es/pase-atracciones-nueva-york/ (en español)
27 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Tips for Visiting the High Line
In today's episode, NYC tour guides Kathy and Lori discuss the High Line, why you should visit, how to get there, what you will see, and other tips on how to best plan your time and enjoy your visit. History Plants and Flora Architecture Innovative Artwork Historic Sights Food Options You may find these additional resources helpful in planning your visit. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-to-do-on-the-high-line/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/high-line-map/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/where-does-the-high-line-start/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/high-line-tours/
20 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
What to Do in Greenwich Village
In this episode, tour guides Katie and Lori discuss things to see and do in Greenwich Village, including places to eat. Greenwich Village (or the West Village) is a maze of attractive residential streets with a large local park, Washington Square Park. It's known as a place for foodies to explore with many small restaurants and dessert shops. Helpful Content: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-to-do-in-greenwich-village/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/things-eat-greenwich-village/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/bob-dylan-greenwich-village-tour/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/greenwich-village-food-tour/
15 minutes | Mar 14, 2020
Where to Stay in New York City
In this episode, tour guides Lori and Katie discuss tips on choosing the best place to stay in NYC. There are tips for those visiting NYC for the first time, have only a few days in the city and many other situations. Some of the areas they discuss in detail are: Midtown Manhattan Lower Manhattan (Financial District) Brooklyn Queens New Jersey Residential Neighborhoods We also have some great content on www.freetoursbyfoot.com that are very helpful: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-city-neighborhoods/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/25-cheap-hotels-new-york-city/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/15-ways-to-find-cheap-accommodation-in-new-york-city/
18 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Tips on Using the New York City Subway
NYC tour guides Katherine and Lori discuss their top tips on mastering the NYC subway system. Topics that they cover: How Much Are Fares? Which Metrocard (subway card) to Buy, Unlimited vs. Pay-Per-Ride Cards? Explanation of the Subway Lines The Difference between Express or Local Trains The Difference between Downtown + Uptown Trains How to Understand Subway Signage Tips on Helpful Resources Get more information on the following webpages. https://freetoursbyfoot.com/how-to-buy-a-new-york-city-subway-pass/ https://freetoursbyfoot.com/navigating-new-york-subway/
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