Great Walks in NYC

Tours of New York abound, but these bespoke, pop-culture-themed itineraries will help you discover a new side of NYC



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These great walks explore New York through the lens of our favorite music, TV shows, movies, books and events. Channel Zosia Mamet and the cast of Girls while wandering the West Village, and embark on a journey of kinky discovery a la Fifty Shades of Grey’s nouveau nymphet Anastasia. Or if you’re as psyched about fitness as we are, use Manhattan’s West Side as your personal training center, then reward yourself with a cold craft beer.

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Punk-rock walk

Punk bands and history come alive on this East Village walking tour

Superhero walk

Become the hero-or heroine-of your own story

Game of Thrones walk

Imagine you’re in Game of Thrones’ Westeros as you tour NYC’s Chinatown and Lower East Side

Fifty Shades of Grey walk

E.L. James’s Fifty Shades trilogy sparked curiosity in kinky sex, but we’ll school you on the real side of BDSM

Girls walk

HBO’s hit series Girls reminds us why we love NYC, from the High Line to dive bars

Indie nightlife walk

Indie bars and live-music venues thrive in Greenpoint and Williamsburg

Dance walk

So You Think You Can Dance addicts can embrace the dance craze

New Girl walk

Zooey Deschanel and her adorkable New Girl character, Jess, would approve of this Fort Greene walking tour

Suits walk

Guys who want to be stylish can learn something from Pearson Hardman attorney Harvey Specter on the TV show Suits

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