You will have the opportunity to explore one of Manhattan's neighborhood with your fellow conference attendees.
This Central Park tour explores the southern half of the park, wandering the winding pedestrian paths, passing a pond, rocky outcrops, bridges, open fields and skyline views — all great photo opportunities.The tour also includes a stop in Strawberry Fields, a living tribute to John Lennon, and will end in front of the Dakota Hotel, where the great Beatles’ life was tragically ended.
This tour focuses on the middle of Central Park, starting in front of the beautiful American Museum of Natural History. From there you will enter the park and explore, seeing everything from a castle to the wild-looking Ramble. See an Ancient Egyptian obelisk and the place where Stuart Little raced his sailboat in the E.B. White children’s classic. Don’t forget to bring along your camera! There will be many wonderful photo opportunities throughout.
The Heart of the Island
Arguably the world’s busiest and most crowded and valuable pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors envision when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city’s most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco) – it’s not difficult to understand why. Behind these massive facades lie fascinating stories just waiting to be unveiled.
The High Line
Discover New York’s most exciting new park and learn about the history of the Meatpacking District as well as Chelsea and it’s a wonderful market. You will see the unique architecture and cutting-edge art that is a part of and surrounds the High Line, but you really should come for the awesome views!
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It’s where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office.It’s here where the world’s most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown
Fashion and Culture
Gawk at the Fashionistas and cast iron buildings of Soho, visit New York’s and America’s first “pizzeria”, famous mafia locations, or take a stab at bargaining with a street vendor in Chinatown.