Many famous films in history – from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver to David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis have been set in cars around New York City. But don’t let this fool you: absolutely the best way to enjoy the city is on foot, with a free walking tour from a local guide who can breathe life into the incredible history of the city. Finding a decent free tour in New York can be a challenge, with so many to choose from and so much to cover. We recommend you check out Free Tours by Foot’s free walking tour of New York for a decent tour of the city.
New York is a city of neighbourhoods, so instead of stressing out about trying to fit everything in the city into a single tour, we recommend you choose a free walking tour within a specific place. Promising to “show you what the Big Apple is made of”, Free Tours By Foot’s most popular free walking tour – and the one that gives you the best indication of what the city is like – is probably around SoHo, little Italy, and Chinatown. Stopping off at SoHo’s Cast Iron District, Little Italy, Canal and Mott streets, as well as Heath Ledger’s Apartment Building and film and TV locations including Ghost, Sex in the City and Men in Black, this free walking tour really packs a lot into the space of two hours. Have a look at their website to find out more!