New York City

New York City

A significant icon of American culture and history

Even though it’s the cultural and business capital of America, New York City is made up of neighborhoods, like Chinatown and Little Italy. Watch a Broadway musical, visit the Statue of Liberty, and understand the foundation of our country at Ellis Island. Called “The City that Never Sleeps”, the Big Apple will be an educational and cultural trip to remember.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to the Big Apple!
  • Arrive in New York City Meet your WorldStrides Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure in New York.
  • Lunch
  • Chinatown and Little Italy Explore New York’s largest Chinese community, which includes some of the best bargains and ethnic food in the city, and visit Little Italy, famous for its authentic Italian restaurants and pastry shops.
  • Dinner
  • Empire State Building Observatory or Top of the Rock No matter which observatory you visit, you'll be awed be the breathtaking 360-degree views of the New York City skyline from the top of the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Explore Lower Manhattan!
  • Breakfast
  • Statue of Liberty Ride the subway to Lower Manhattan and take a ferry to Liberty Island, where you will visit this landmark monument to freedom that greets newcomers to New York Harbor.
  • Ellis Island Experience the immigration museum on the historic site of America’s primary gateway for millions of immigrants. See the more than 700,000 names listed on the Wall of Valor, and even research your ancestors by accessing passenger records in the museum’s interactive history center.
  • Lunch
  • Wall Street and the Financial District Visit America’s financial center, home to the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Federal Hall.
  • National 9/11 Memorial Reflect as you visit the twin pools paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Created as a living part of the city, this memorial is a green space meant for reverence and memory.
  • Dinner
  • Walking Tour of Times Square Experience New York’s iconic square, which features the Yankees Store, Hershey’s, MTV Studios, and more.
Day 3 Experience Midtown Manhattan!
  • Breakfast
  • Today Show Enjoy a live broadcast of the show at Rockefeller Center.
  • Rockefeller Center As the world's largest privately-owned business complex, this center is full of shops, museums, and tourist sites.
  • Radio City Music Hall Be inspired by the huge and beautiful Radio City Music Hall, a famous art-deco landmark and home to the Rockettes.
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the beauty of one of the largest gothic-style Catholic churches in the United States.
  • Lunch
  • Fifth Avenue Walk Experience Manhattan at its most glamorous with high-end boutiques, chic department stores, and student favorites like the Apple Store and Tiffany & Co®.
  • Dinner
  • Broadway Show Enjoy the excitement of a Broadway show and pose for a group photo in Times Square. No matter which show you end up seeing, it's sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Day 4 Discover Upper Manhattan!
  • Breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art or American Museum of Natural History Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s leading art museums and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, or experience the American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world.
  • Central Park Enjoy this 840-acre oasis in the midst of the busy city, which features the Carousel, Strawberry Fields, and the Great Lawn.
  • Grant’s Tomb Visit the mausoleum that is home to American Civil War General and 18th President Ulysses S. Grant, and his wife.
  • Lunch
  • Upper Manhattan Motorcoach Tour Drive through iconic Manhattan neighborhoods, long known for culture and business.
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine Tour the largest gothic cathedral in the world.
  • Dinner and depart New York City for home. *This itinerary may be modified and inclusions and airports substituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control.

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