New York Midtown walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Are you looking for things to do in New York Midtown? There is a ton to see! If you plan on going anywhere near Times Square or Midtown, consider this walking tour scavenger hunt before visiting anything else!

It will take you around this neighborhood and let you discover not only the obvious “must-see” tourist attractions but also the particularities of what the locals call home. You will have challenges to solve every step of the way. Meanwhile, you will also be exposed to the area’s history and many local tips.

The New York Midtown / Times Square Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.7 km / 2.9-mile walking tour with 38 varied steps & challenges. It should take you between 2 and 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 38 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 25 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 4.7 km / 2.9-mile
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pet-friendly throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Also available in French

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

Scroll below for additional details, including locations seen, and how to start the activity.


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Things to do in New York Midtown walking tour is a 4.7 km / 2.9-mile self-guided Tourist Scavenger Hunt with 38 varied steps & challenges. It takes 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.

Click here for the New York Midtown walking tour and tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find the complete locations list here.

You will see

  • Grand Central Terminal
  • New York Public Library
  • Bryant Park
  • Times Square
  • MetLife Building
  • Minskoff Theatre
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Marquis Theatre
  • Father Duffy Square
  • Hotel Edison
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • New York Public Library
  • New Amsterdam Theatre
  • Helmsley Building
  • and much more!

We’ve visited New York and Midtown specifically almost every year since 2005. This scavenger hunt was finalized on our May 2018 trip and retested in August 2022.

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.

The ideal group size is between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.

After purchase, to begin your New York Midtown walking tour, you will need to head to Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA. This is the start location.

Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt.

Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.

Midtown is the central portion of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. As a matter of fact, it is home to many corporate headquarters including Barns & Noble, Bloomberg, Ernst & Young, Calvin Klein, DC Comics, Six Flags, along with several media companies and advertising agencies.

Many landmarks are also located in Midtown. Some of the landmarks not seen in our scavenger hunt include the Empire State Building, United Nations, the Plaza Hotel, Madison Square Gardens, Carnegie Hall as well as Pennsylvania Station.

Midtown is broken down into several neighborhoods including Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Murray Hill as well as Gramercy Park, to name but a few. Overlaid on top of these neighborhoods are several districts such as the business, theater, diamond, garment, and Meatpacking districts.

For the first 300 years, Lower Manhattan dominated New York’s economic life. However, that changed in the 1920s with the rebuilding of Grand Central Station into a Terminal, which ignited a capitalist revolution in Midtown. Finally, the construction and commercial boom transformed the area into an epicenter of American capitalism.

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Additional information

Starting point

In front of Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA


4.7 kilometers / 2.9 miles

End point

This tour ends at the back of Grand Central Terminal


38 sites can be seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions


25 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.


2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace


Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)


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