Delve into Queens with an excursion through Long Island City – one of NYC’s hottest new districts. Experience the unique vibe on a 2 hour walk through the neighborhood. Feel the ongoing transformation: a vast forgotten industrial zone revitalized into a top place to live, work and play. See how old factories and infrastructure are now giving way to parks, hi-rise towers and cultural institutions. By the end of this tour you will have discovered why Queens is quickly and quietly becoming the new cool!
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour
On this walking excursion through Long Island City, you'll experience one of NYC’s hottest new neighborhoods. In recent years this rapidly-growing district has been revealed as a blooming gem.
A transformation is deep underway, and it’s astonishing: a vast forgotten industrial zone being revitalized from the ground up - turning into a top place to live, work and play. Old factories and infrastructure are now giving way to parks, hi-rise towers and cultural institutions.
Experience Long Island City’s unique vibe on a walk through the neighborhood. Feel the scale of the infrastructure that defines western Queens – a maze of tracks, bridges and trains. Then see raw industry transition into sleek modern housing. Check out established and newly budding cultural institutions. Stroll through one of the NYC’s top urban parks, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Midtown Manhattan. Plus discover a secret, unexpected urban oasis!
Take this all in while learning about the area’s history (a tale of boom-and-bust industry); and the extent of its current urban renewal. Can you guess which common supermarket product has left an indelible impact on the revitalized waterfront?
By the end of this tour you will have experienced a unique off-the-beaten-track district just minutes from Manhattan; and you will have discovered why Queens is quickly and quietly becoming the new cool!
- Local, professional guide
- Walking tour
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Terms & Conditions
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Schedule & Info
The tour does not end up back at the meeting place. It ends at another convenient nearby subway station – at the 7 or G line. Returning to Manhattan will be simple; and your guide will provide assistance.