1. NYC: Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Self-Guided Walking Tour
Embark on a self-guided audio and GPS tour which begins in the center of Brooklyn’s popular DUMBO neighborhood and continues toward the waterfront. Get some picture-perfect views of the Manhattan Bridge and pick up some interesting historical facts along the way. Get your first look at the famous East River at Main Street Park and enjoy the gorgeous, uninterrupted views of Manhattan’s skyline. Admire the urban vistas, hear the history behind New York’s race to the sky with these towering structures. Continue along the river, and get an insight into the notable figures of Brooklyn’s early coffee industry and the bitter rivalries that followed. Take in the full span of the Brooklyn Bridge and hear about a panic that prevented New Yorkers from crossing it — as well as the unorthodox solution the mayor came up with to reassure everyone. Walk toward the picturesque arches of Saint Ann’s Warehouse, hear the true story of a conman who claimed he owned the Brooklyn Bridge — and made tons of money selling it multiple times. Visit Brooklyn Heights, where author Norman Mailer wrote his most famous works. Stop by the iconic Saint George Hotel, where a famous scene from The Godfather was filmed. Finally, head to Cadman Park Plaza and hear about one New York mayor’s Herculean struggle against corruption in the city. The walking tour will conclude here, not far from where it began.