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New York City: Big Apple Highlights

New York, NY
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New York City: Big Apple Highlights

New York, NY

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Destination: New York, NYType: EducationalSubject: History, Social Studies, C3

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While a nickname like “the Center of the Universe” may seem like a gross exaggeration, this urban hub lives up to its moniker by serving as a meeting place for people and cultures from all over. With nearly 71 thousand inhabitants per square mile, our New York City educational tour of the densely populated island of Manhattan will take students to leading media centers and universities, world-renowned museums, sites and attractions they may recognize from the movies. One of the world’s most intense cultural conglomerates, New York City has something to offer every student traveler and subject type.

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Highlights

  • Tour the United Nations Headquarters
  • Tour Radio City Music Hall
  • Explore Times Square
  • Visit Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive in New York City

Tour the NBC Studio

Enjoy Lunch

Tour the Upper West Side

This upscale area is often considered to be New York City’s cultural and intellectual hub. You will also venture into the idyllic Central Park and Harlem.

Enjoy Dinner

Enjoy the View from the Empire State Building Observatory

With decks on the 86th and 102nd floor, this iconic building offers uncompromised views and a history.

Check into Your Hotel

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Tour the United Nations Headquarters

Enjoy Lunch

Tour Midtown

See sites such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue and Macy’s

Tour Radio City Music Hall

Enjoy Dinner

Explore Times Square

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Visit Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty

Take a Group Photo on Liberty Island

Enjoy Lunch

Tour Lower Manhattan

Check out iconic neighborhoods and sights such as Chinatown, Little Italy, South-Street, Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge and more

Tour the 9/11 Tribute Center

Located across the street from Ground Zero, this volunteer-run center showcases artifacts that tell tales of the infamous tragedy, the individuals affected by it and the subsequent struggle to rebuild a nation.

Enjoy Dinner

Experience a Broadway Theatre Performance

student at 9/11 memorial

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Check out of hotel

Tour Madison Square Garden

Enjoy Lunch

Visit the American Museum of Natural History

Depart for home

Students at art museum

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NEW YORK CITY SCRAPBOOK
  • New York City Student Tour Review

    We had a perfect weekend! The weather turned out beautifully, and the kids had a blast. We got to see and experience so much, and the Tour Director was awesome. This will probably go in the books as one of my favorite trips ever.

    - Mandi T., Virginia
    New York City Testimonial Education
  • - Featured Brightspark Blog Post
    BLOG: Teaching 9/11
  • New York City Tour Review

    We had a FABULOUS time in NYC. Our tour guide was amazing!

    - Jill S., Kentucky
    NYC Review 2
  • - Featured Brightspark Blog Post
    BLOG: Empire State

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