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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9 meals
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Arrival, Check In, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
New York, NY
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central

Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:30pm. 4:00pm: After checking in at the hotel front desk, come to the designated meeting room (it will be posted) to register with your Program Coordinator and pick up your arrival packet. Programs are planned far in advance, so local circumstances may require changes from time to time. We will notify you as quickly as possible should there be any changes and appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: 5:00pm: Enjoy your first meal at the colorful Tick Tock Diner, located just off the hotel lobby. This 24-hour diner features classic American cooking. Dinner in The diner is available and included even if you arrive late. If your arrival is delayed, please attend orientation and then eat afterwards.

Evening: 6:15pm: We begin our orientation to the program and introduce staff and members of the group. We’ll review the schedule and any updates and answer any questions you may have. After orientation we will take a short walk around the hotel neighborhood to acquaint you with your surroundings. PLEASE NOTE: This is a "FLEX" style program offering ample free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration and dining.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
New York, NY
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central

Breakfast: An expanded Continental Breakfast is offered in the meeting room while we meet with the MTA and obtain our Senior Citizen MetroCards for all that qualify.

Morning: We head down to the immigrant neighborhood, The Lower East Side and be guided through the Lower East Side Tenement Museum; a completely restored tenement building. But not in the way you might think. In this museum, you'll be guided through the homes and lives of the actual tenants of these rooms that have been made to look just as they did when they were inhabited. You will discover the conditions in which millions of immigrants lived when they first arrived to New York City and America. Discover the dreams they arrived with and the struggles they met to make those dreams come true.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to explore any of the many immigrant flavors or split a pastrami sandwich at Katz' Deli

Afternoon: Ample time is given for you to explore this now trendy neighborhood before returning to the hotel with the leader or on your own.

Dinner: Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant

Evening: An evening walk will be offered to another interesting location.

Merchant's House and Greenwich Village
New York, NY
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central

Breakfast: American Breakfast in the Hotel Diner

Morning: Travel down to Greenwich Village and visit The Merchant's House to see how the other half lived.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own. Take the opportunity to explore Bleecker Street, once home to push carts, it is now known for its bakeries, salumeria, pizzerias and gelato vendors.

Afternoon: Continue to explore the wandering streets of the Village or head back to the hotel with our leader or on your own.

Dinner: Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant

Evening: Stroll the High Line and see the neighborhood of Chelsea

French Bistro Brunch, Central Park Walk
New York, NY
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central

Morning: Start your morning with a Brunch in a French Bistro on the Upper East Side and then a stroll through Central Park.

Brunch: Travel to Brunch

Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON and evening to Explore New York on your own, take in a museum or show. Matinee day!!

Dinner: Free evening to attend a Broadway show, music venues, more neighborhood highlights on your own. Many fine choices to dine in this fine city.

Brunch and Walk Through Today's Harlem
New York, NY
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central

Brunch: Take the A (or C) train to Harlem for Brunch followed by a walk around this changing neighborhood.

Afternoon: Continue to explore this neighborhood or follow your leader back downtown for more discovery time on your own.

Dinner: Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant

Evening: An optional ride on the Staten Island Ferry will be offered this evening. Enjoy the evening downtown skyline on this free ride courtesy of New York City's Transit Authority.

New York, NY

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel meeting room and chance to exchange emails with your new found friends.

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