From the New York’s Greatest Hits: Midtown Edition walking tour to the Washington, DC Craft Cocktail Tour, get active with these great things to do in NYC and DC
These things to do in NYC and DC for people who love being on their feet – including a leisurely stroll around the epic Museum of Modern Art – are all super cool
New York’s Greatest Hits: Midtown Edition
First up on our round up of things to do in NYC and DC for walkers, it’s a three-hour guided walking tour that offers a great introduction to the Big Apple – it’s New York’s Greatest Hits: Midtown Edition.
The bright lights of Times Square and the hive of activity around it can feel busy, confusing and overwhelming, no matter how many times you visit – but with an in-the-know local as your guide, you’ll tick many amazing sights off your bucket list on this stress-free stroll, without even having to look at a map! Stops include Grand Central Terminal, the New York Public Library and of course, Central Park.
60-Minute Oculus Transportation Center Walking Tour
Staying in The Big Apple, the 60-Minute Oculus Transportation Center Walking Tour delves into the story of the awe-inspiring design of Lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub, opened in 2016. Located near where the Twin Towers used to stand and, from above ground, resembling a bird in flight, this tour reveals the structure’s secret homage to the victims of 9/11.
After your tour, pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy by stopping by the 9/11 Memorial: another impressive design feat, featuring twin waterfall pools that give the whole area a moving air of stillness and serenity.
Washington, DC Craft Cocktail Tour
Next up, the Washington, DC Craft Cocktail Tour in the American capital city. The craft cocktail-making scene in DC is so hot, and so historic, the city even has its own drink – The Rickey – which dates back to 1883!
Made with gin or whiskey, lime juice and club soda, you can learn all about this drink and many more on this 2.5-hour tour, while also getting a primer on prohibition: the nationwide ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. You’ll also get all the insider intel on the coolest bars in DC in 2020.
Museum of Modern Art
Finally on our walking-themed list of things to do in NYC and DC, it’s the Museum of Modern Art – also known as MoMA! You could spend hours on your feet browsing the staggering modern art at the world’s most famous gallery – in fact, we’d recommend at least a long afternoon to browse its now-expanded 708,000 square feet space!
Iconic works by equally iconic artists to see here include the startling, swirling Starry Night by Van Gogh, the compelling repetition of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans and the otherworldly sculptures of Constantin Brancusi. You’ll also see Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon, Monet and many more represented.
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Stay tuned! Next week we’ll be telling you about some of the best things to do in NYC and DC for people who love all things boats! Are you planning a trip to The Big Apple or DC sometime soon? Plan your itinerary and check out an array of things to do in New York plus the top Washington DC attractions with Vamzio today!