Guests in Town: New walking tours for Downtown

The Downtown Alliance hosted a grant program to develop walking tours for Downtown, and the five winners received $12,500 plus coaching from tourism industry leaders and an educational curriculum designed for tour businesses to help develop and launch their tours. Three are now available, so when you are struggling to figure out what to do with house guests…

Downtown LGBTQ+ Activism Walking Tour by Christopher Street Tours
The tour visits sites that shaped the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement, including spots where pivotal protests were ignited and lead activists fought for justice.
Starting point: Castle Clinton
Cost: $49
Time: 2 hours

Sinister Secrets of the Seaport by the South Street Seaport Museum
The tour takes visitors on a twisting journey through the Seaport, unraveling scandalous stories ripped from the headlines and publications from the 1790s to the 1990s.
Starting point: Ryan Maguire’s Bar & Restaurant at 28 Cliff Street
Cost: $30-40
Time: 90 minutes

How To Be A New Yorker: Downtown Edition by Awesome Walks
This is an interactive, immersive audio group walking tour where participants meet business owners and community leaders and get to see the city through their eyes.
Cost: $79
Time: 2 hours