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Plaza Hotel: Our most recommended tours and activities

NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

1. NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

Act like a celebrity for the day on a pedicab tour of Central Park. See the homes of some of New York's most famous celebrities and visit filming locations from your favorite TV shows and movies, including "John Wick" and "Gossip Girl." Meet your driver on 6th Avenue, home to some of New York's most notable buildings, then set out for Central Park. Wrap up during winter with the blankets provided and use your informational booklet to spot the homes of your favorite stars. See over 45 filming locations throughout the tour, including the Plaza Hotel from "Home Alone 2", the terrace featured in "John Wick" and "Sex and the City," the fountain from "Friends," and more. Ride through the Upper East Side, home to Serena van der Woodsen and Chuck Bass in "Gossip Girl." You will also drive past the homes of famous actors, athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and many more. Sit back and relax as you pass the apartments of Lady Gaga, Trump, Madonna, and Tiger Woods.

New York City: Rockefeller Center Christmas Holiday Tour

2. New York City: Rockefeller Center Christmas Holiday Tour

Enjoy a tour of Rockefeller Center, home to the worldwide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree remains on display until early January. The Channel Gardens fountains are lined with 12 wire-sculpture angels glitter from thousands of tiny lights and became permanent fixtures at Christmastime. Each figure holds 6-foot-long brass trumpets angled toward the world-famous Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center. Begin the tour at 50th street and Broadway, where your guide will show you where the New Years Countdown occurs where millions of people all over the world look at the sparkling Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball. At 11:59 PM, the Ball begins its descent starting the countdown of the final seconds of the year. Then, pass Radio City Music Hall as you approach Rockefeller Center. Watch the Famous Saks Fifth Avenue castle come alive. Walk north and pass the famous St Patricks Cathedral as well as famous stores like Cartier, Tiffany's, Bergdorf Goodman, and many more. Of course, walk by the famous UNICEF Snowflake - the largest outdoor chandelier of its kind - containing more than 16,000 Baccarat crystal prisms.

Private 3-Hour NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

3. Private 3-Hour NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Explore New York with your own personal photographer, learn about hidden gems, and receive insider information on your 3-hour walking tour. Your professional photographer/ NYC tour guide will take pictures of you at some of the most iconic locations in New York; if you're traveling as a couple, family, or a group of friends, all of you will finally be in the pictures together! Throughout the tour, you will be provided with insights about dining, shopping, where to buy discounted theater tickets, and off-the-beaten-path locations to explore during the remainder of your stay. Your guide/photographer will also take you on the NYC subway (not included) and give you tips on how to navigate your way around. You will explore as many sights as time permits within your itinerary. Some of the locations may include the following: Times Square and the Theater District: Feel the pulse of New York. The dazzle and lights of Broadway create an exciting atmosphere and a dramatic backdrop for many spectacular photos. The Brooklyn Bridge: This architectural wonder is a must-see in New York and offers a panoramic view of the city's urban vistas. Central Park: This urban oasis, surrounded by The Plaza Hotel and NYC skyline, provides a stunning setting for pictures. Brooklyn: Boasting stunning views, Brooklyn offers great photo opportunities, with the NYC skyline as a backdrop.  Grand Central Station:  Featuring monumental spaces and meticulously crafted detail, Grand Central Station has been described as 'the world's loveliest station.' Downtown: Tour Manhattan's eclectic neighborhoods, such as SoHo and Greenwich Village, known for their cast-iron buildings and picturesque streets, as well as for their numerous boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, music venues, and more. Within 48 hours of finishing the tour, you will receive a zip file and photo gallery by email.  

New York City: Midtown Pedicab Rickshaw Tour

4. New York City: Midtown Pedicab Rickshaw Tour

Travel the exhilarating streets of Midtown Manhattan on a private pedicab tour, and see some of the landmark attractions and skyscrapers of New York City from the unique perspective of a 3-wheeled rickshaw. Your friendly driver/guide will personalize your tour, providing you with facts, history, and information about popular culture, news, and events in the city. There will be 3 or 4 short stops along the way to stretch your legs a little and take some souvenir pictures. See where all the action takes place in the Broadway Theater District, with stunning views of the lights of Times Square. Ride along 42nd Street, and explore the new 8th Avenue. Discover the 46th Street Restaurants of Hell's kitchen, and see where popular TV broadcasts take place at the Fox News Channel building and site of ABC’s Good Morning America. Continue, pedaling past MTV Studios, Radio City, and the Rockefeller Center. Marvel at the luxury stores of 5th Avenue and the Diamond District. See the skinniest building in Midtown Manhattan, and the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Pass some landmark buildings of New York’s glamorous lifestyle, such as the NYC Yacht Club, Plaza Hotel, and Waldorf Astoria. Continue along 44th Street to the Algonquin and Royalton hotels, and Ivy League clubs of Yale and Harvard. Art Deco and Beaux-Arts highlights include the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal, while Bryant Park will offer a leafy retreat from the hectic streets.

NYC: Museum Mile City Exploration Game

5. NYC: Museum Mile City Exploration Game

The city game starts in front of the Plaza Hotel. It will take you between 2 to 3 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Smithsonian Design Museum. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone. You will visit the following locations: • Pulitzer Fountain • Lombard Lamp • Inscope Arch • The Delacorte Clock • Balto Statue • William Shakespeare Statue • The Mall and Literary Walk • Bethesda Terrace and Fountain • The Frick Collection • Ukrainian Institute • Metropolitan Museum of Art • The Obelisk • Neue Gallery • Guggenheim Museum • Smithsonian Design Museum

New York City: Central Park Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

6. New York City: Central Park Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Enjoy a visit to New York’s iconic Central Park on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the lower part of the area at your own pace with the magic of an audio guide. We’ve curated the best of the best into one walk, so you can make the most of this enormous park in 90 minutes. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Travel back through time with tales of love, loss, laughter, and tragedy at every turn. You will have the opportunity to know John Lennon’s murder story and pay your respects at the Imagine Mosaic in Strawberry Fields. Feel like you are there on the sled getting frostbite as Balto saves Nome, Alaska, and then learn why Balto is the wrong dog. Decode the symbols of Bethesda Terrace and get a chance to weep at the heartbreaking love story of the Bethesda Angel. During the tour, you will also know how Shakespeare gave the deadly riots and invasive species story to the people. Relive the episode of Great Zoo Escape of 1874 and hunt down the park’s hidden witch. See famous filming locations of many TV shows and movies and learn which stars live in which buildings along the park. You will meet some of the 39 eccentric widows of the Plaza Hotel and also discover why the Pulitzer Fountain is a giant washing machine. You will hear engaging stories about the Central Park was, in the words of its legendary creators. Walkthrough the park and see how Central Park’s design inspired the US Interstate highway system.

New York: Midtown Manhattan City Exploration Game

7. New York: Midtown Manhattan City Exploration Game

Imagine you’re a young reporter who has just moved to New York City in hopes to make your “big break.” You’ve recently received a lead that suggests magic is here in Midtown! Your lead instructs you to meet him in Grand Central, where he’ll provide you with everything you need to discover a Secret Society of Magical Persons. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? The city game starts at the Grand Central Station. It will take you around 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The Plaza Hotel. After your booking. you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

New York City: Classic Film Locations Private Bus Tour

8. New York City: Classic Film Locations Private Bus Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite classic films set in New York City, as a local actor guide entertains, informs, and quizzes you with trivia questions on up to 60 filming locations Not only will you get a taste of New York’s film history, you'll receive a great bus tour of Manhattan, visiting neighborhoods rich with the history of the cinema. Discover popular location sites like Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side. Hop off at Zabar’s, the well-known market place, featured in “You’ve Got Mail.” Stand outside the famous Dakota Building where Yoko Ono lives, and featured in “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” Cross to the Upper East Side through Central Park, learning about the dozens of films set in the park, including the first motion picture ever made in New York City. Continue down the east side of Manhattan to stop in front of Holly Golightly's apartment from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Venture into hidden neighborhoods, such as Sutton Place for a fantastic view of the Manhattan Bridge, just like in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan.” Some locations have featured in countless films, including the Plaza Hotel, FAO Shwarz, Tiffany’s, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building. End at Grand Central Station, another icon of the movies and Manhattan, to complete your film memorabilia tour.

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What people are saying about Plaza Hotel

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Central Park is HUGE! Impossible to see it all. So I tried this audio walking tour and was super glad. It's a great introduction, so if you only have one chance to see the park this is perfect. Hits the big highlights, like the zoo, the mall, Bethesda fountain, Strawberry Fields, plus the Dakota, where Lennon was shot. Some walking tours I've tried are just blah-blah-blah facts but this was cool, with sound effects and actors. Like a movie in your head. Gave me turn-by-turn directions using GPS. All sorts of cool details and stories I never would have known otherwise, like why some of the statues have these weirdly high foreheads. Some of the stories were funny, some touching. I would do anothr one like this

The tour was fun and educational. Had a great time and our host was totally knowledgeable. She really seemed to like the movies which showed in her hosting.

I highly recommend the tour. Marc was an awesome guide and he took a lot of beautiful pictures from my family. Everytime again!

Marc was an excellent guide! We covered many places in NYC and the photos came out great.

We actually changed to a tour of Central Park. Victor was a gracious and fantastic guide.