What activities are included the Road Scholar five-night tour of New York City?


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Road Scholar's "Signature City New York: The Big Apple Experience" takes tourists all over the city to sites including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and Radio City Music Hall. During the six-day, five-night stay, visitors mainly tour Manhattan, though time is permitted for solo visits to the outer boroughs.

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Additional sites visited during the tour include the High Line park, a walking tour of the Chelsea and Meatpacking District neighborhoods, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center. Travelers can look forward to exploring St. Patrick's Cathedral and the many smaller neighborhoods of the city, as well as shopping in its famous retail districts.

Ample unstructured time is allotted each day, so participants can choose additional sites to explore on their own, to relax at the hotel or to revisit some of the official sites of the tour for more in-depth experiences. Most lunches and dinners are held at neighborhood restaurants or at the sites being visited, so guests can experience a variety of cuisines and locations.

The tour is described as moderately challenging, meaning that participants can expect to walk several miles per day, and they may spend several hours standing, such as during museum visits.

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