New York

City Walks: Exploring New York City’s Neighborhoods

Dive deep into the story of New York through its culturally rich neighborhoods. Local experts will lead you through hidden highlights and history and share what makes each one unique.
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Program No. 10517RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Already seen the major tourist sights of New York? Join Road Scholar experts for a deeper dive into the most culturally rich neighborhoods of New York City. Experience the city on foot like a true New Yorker as local experts introduce you to the hidden history you haven’t heard of and out-of-the-way restaurants you’d never find on your own. When you’re not walking through the city with your small group of Road Scholars, enjoy plenty of time on your own and a metro card for the duration of your stay to explore this incredible city on your own.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to five miles per day over uneven ground, standing up to one hour, climbing two flights of stairs consecutively.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum to discover the living conditions, dreams and struggles of the millions of immigrants who called this building home throughout history.
  • Learn how the “other half” of 19th-century New York lived at the Merchant’s House Museum.
  • Reflect on the events of 9/11 at the memorial and museum alongside a local expert.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials. There are lots of different ways to explore New York City with us depending on your preference of pace, program inclusions and time available for travel. Visit www.roadscholar.org/collections/nyc to explore them all!
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Karl Baudendistel
A New York City resident for more than 25 years, Karl Baudendistel loves sharing his knowledge of the city with visitors from around the world. Having spent 20 years overseeing ‘the business of show business’ for numerous Broadway and touring productions, chances are he’s been to a city near you. Karl is a member of The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, is a trained sommelier and was educated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Karl Baudendistel
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