Uncover the wonders hidden throughout one of New York's busiest and most misunderstood neighborhoods! Our walking tour of Midtown Manhattan will take you from the curious remnants of old Times Square to Bryant Park's surprisingly upscale public restroom to Grand Central Terminal's secret rat sculptures. Locals and visitors alike often view Midtown as little more than office buildings and noise, but on our tour, you’ll get to see the surviving history, quirky personality, and little known wonders of the world's largest business district.
Our Midtown tour will begin in the heart of Times Square and extend across the eastern side of the neighborhood. Stops include Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, the Ford Foundation Building, the Chrysler Building, and more amazing sights along the way.
Hi. I’m Eric Grundhauser, Programming Lead for Atlas Obscura Experiences. I've been working and exploring with Atlas Obscura since we were just a handful of curiosity nerds working on a blog. Now I'm happy to be bringing our online journeys to life by designing tours and experiences that highlight some of the most incredible hidden wonders on the planet.
Using our database of more than 18,000 user-submitted places and foods as a guide, we're creating hosted experiences in cities across the globe. Led by tour guides and locals hand-chosen by Atlas Obscura, our tours and events will allow you to experience wonder no matter where you might find yourself.
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This is a walking tour, both indoors and outdoors. It covers roughly 2 miles and there will be some stairs to climb. Feel free to reach out if you have any special requests or need special accommodation.
- Our tour covers roughly two miles so be sure to wear some comfortable walking shoes.
- Weather-appropriate outerwear that will keep you comfortable outside for up to 2-hours.
- A camera! There will be multiple opportunities to take some great pictures at various points of the tour.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
There are 12 spots available on this experience.
Guests of all ages can attend.