Walk the City

There are many ways to get around in New York City but, with spring on the horizon, walking is coming back in style. The city is strewn with hundreds of interesting places and landmarks across its 12,750 miles of sidewalk but if you’re interested in seeing the best New York has to offer then there are only 14 miles of walking worth doing.

nyc walking tour

Created by data visualization specialist Randy Olson, this Optimized Walking Tour of New York City hits all of the major landmarks and features of the city including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Chelsea Market and the Statue of Liberty (though some water travel may also be required) and allows for maximizing your enjoyment of the concrete jungle on foot.

Marathon the entire walk in one day or split it up over a few days and spend some time at each attraction in order to get the most out of the experience and truly discover what makes these historic icons so great. Bring your walking shoes and check out everything the city has to offer.

Here’s the full list of attractions in order:

  1. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
  3. The Frick Collection, East 70th Street, New York, NY
  4. Central Park, New York, NY
  5. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), West 53rd Street, New York, NY
  6. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue, New York, NY
  7. Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
  8. Radio City Music Hall, Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
  9. Theater District, New York, NY
  10. Times Square, New York, NY
  11. Bryant Park, New York, NY
  12. New York Public Library, New York, NY
  13. Chrysler Building, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
  14. Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
  15. The Morgan Library & Museum, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
  16. Empire State Building Observation Deck, 5th Avenue, New York, NY
  17. Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY
  18. The High Line, New York, NY 10011
  19. Chelsea Market, 9th Avenue, New York, NY
  20. Ground Zero Museum Workshop, West 14th Street, New York, NY
  21. Greenwich Village, New York, NY
  22. Washington Square Park, New York, NY
  23. SoHo, New York, NY
  24. Tenement Museum, Orchard Street, New York, NY
  25. St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway, New York, NY
  26. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York, NY 10006
  27. Statue of Liberty
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