Walt Whitman may have loved his leaves of grass, but he also famously said, “Give me the streets of Manhattan!” All of those who have visited know the avenues and alleys of New York City are made for walking. While guests can easily fill their days strolling from one avenue to the next, signing up with a professional tour guide has some real benefits. A tour can show you the pieces of the pass that remain in the modern jungle, tell you the history behind Hamilton, let you walk in the footsteps of your forefathers and mothers, or help you eat your way around the world. Above all, it can help make the city seem less overwhelming.
To help narrow down your options, here are a few tours that every visitor—or life-long resident—should take in New York City.