'Nature first, second, and third -- architecture after a while,' was the motto of the Central Park architects. It's hard to imagine that everything in Central Park was put there by design, but that's exactly what you'll experience on The Lower Central Park running tour. The lower portion of the park features the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the United States and magically escorts the viewer out of the city and into a peaceful park surrounding.
What do Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway, The Cosby Show and Carrie Bradshaw all have in common? They all have ties to Greenwich Village, the home to NYU's main campus and the neighborhood that inspired the Bohemian and Beat Generations. The Village Running Tour will take you along quiet, tree-lined streets that seem almost out of place in The Big Apple. Theater, comedy, fine dining a possibly a celebrity sighting. You will finish the run with a delicious cup of coffee at a local Village coffee shop, on us!
This Central Park tour combines fitness with a sightseeing twist! You'll be led by a certified fitness professional over an hour long 5k run. A three and a half mile 'sight-running' tour along the winding paths and rolling hills of the park. We make a number of stops along the way to take in the Park's beauty and discuss its history.
One of New York's most dynamic neighborhoods, and the first home to many NYC immigrants, the Lower East Side is still teeming with culture and history. This run covers SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, The Bowery and the small streets of the Lower East Side, some of which will have you feeling transported to a European town. You'll also get a look at the famous restaurants, music venues and clubs that have made this neighborhood one of the hippest in New York for years. Some stops include: Old St Patrick's Cathedral, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Essex Street Market, Henry Street Settlement, Katz's Deli and more. The run finishes at a local coffee shop for a cup of coffee on us!
Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square entered the nation's consciousness in 1904, when it was renamed after the New York Times building that became the cornerstone of the new district. Join us on an early morning 4 mile run to see how much redevelopment has changed the neighborhood and experience the history of the theaters, restaurants, train stations and parks. See why Times Square has become the "Crossroads of the World"!
A sight-running tour that takes place along a 2-mile course along which we run from one iconic park location to another where we pause to turn up the intensity with strength-training exercises, such as push-ups, squats and lunges, and stair climbing drills. You'll be increasing your knowledge while increasing your power!
Explore the ethnic roots of New York and the United States beginning at the American icon Statue of Liberty. You will see how immigration influenced and made up the very foundation of the city. People from around the world came at different times and for different reasons, but all left and continue to leave their marks on business, politics, food, neighborhood life and the very character of New York.
The Brooklyn Bridge is the most iconic landmark in all of New York. At any time of day The Bridge provides great views of Manhattan and Brooklyn and offers a look back at the origins of modern day New York City, when Manhattan and Brooklyn were still separate cities. This short run covers a lot of landmarks, taking you over the Brooklyn Bridge and back on the Manhattan Bridge, then through the streets of Chinatown and The Five Point Area, before finishing back at the Woolworth Building.