Tours & Attractions
Free Tours In NYC
by Alyssa Grossman, 07/24/2012 [Updated 02/18/2015]
Grand Concourse. Photo: Julienne Schaer
Big Apple Greeter
Get a warm New York City welcome from Big Apple Greeter's team of volunteers (many of whom are multilingual) as they guide you through the City's diverse neighborhoods. You can sign up to request the type of excursion you'd like—the form asks what neighborhoods tickle your fancy and what you're interests are—and you'll be matched up (availability willing) with a local greeter. You might be led on an outing around, say,TriBeCa's Hudson Square, with its industrial buildings and cobblestone streets; or along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, peering at art deco gems; or to sample the food of your favorite ethnic cuisine. The company's 300 greeters collectively boast extensive knowledge of the City and its best spots.