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New York City

New York City

Among the glitz and glamour of the Big Apple that celebrates the accomplishments of man in architecture, finance, fashion, and the arts - learn how God has been at work here during the Revolutionary War, the Wall Street Revival, and more.

  • Program Highlights

    Most American Christian Tours Education Programs to New York City include:

    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (either by viewing from sightseeing boat or by ferry to islands).

    • Time on Fifth Avenue and at Rockefeller Center

    • Observation Deck of the Empire State Building /Top of the Rock/One World Tower and 9/11 Memorial

    • Broadway Play (additional expense)

    With extended time or an additional day the program may include some of the following sites and attractions:

    • 9/11 Memorial Museum

    • NBC Studio Tour

    • Madison Square Garden Tour

    • United Nations Tour

    • Central Walking Tour

    • Lower East Side Tenament Museum

    • USS Intrepid

    • Visits to various museums and galleries.

  • Climate

    New York’s climate is temperate; in summer (June–August) temperatures can exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit and in winter (December–March) can occasionally fall below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.  Alternating hot and cold spells are common. Expect frequent rain showers in the spring months of April and May, with occasional thunderstorms and spells of humidity in the summer. Windy snow showers and ice storms blow into New York during the winter months. 

  • Geography

    New York City is located on the Eastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. 

    New York City is made of five boroughs separated by various waterways. Brooklyn and Queens occupy the western portion of Long Island, while Staten Island and Manhattan are completely on their own land mass. Bronx, to the north, remains attached to the New York State mainland. 

    The island of Manhattan is largely a protrusion of granite, rising a few hundred feet from sea-level. The southern tip and center of the island are virtually solid granite, while areas in Greenwich Village and Chelsea are composed of softer soil. As a result of this geologic arrangement, Manhattan's tallest buildings are located in these two large "rocky" areas. 

    Manhattan is flanked on its west side by the Hudson River, and on the east side by the Harlem River and the East River.

  • Essentials

    • Getting up close to the Statue of Liberty. At this time it is difficult to get into the Statue, but just seeing her close is a treat!

    • Standing in Times Square at nighttime.

    • Going to the top of the Empire State Building / Top of the Rock / or One World Observatory and seeing the city below.

    • Seeing a Broadway Show.


  • Get Prepared


    Here is a link to a virtual reality panoramic photo from the top of the Empire State Building.​


    The New Colossus - a poem by Emma Lazarus about the Statue of Liberty.

    New York, New York - Fred Ebb/John Kander, famous song about New York - normally found being sung by Frank Sinatra.

  • Senses


    • Bagels with cream cheese
    • New York style pizza
    • Hot dog, pretzels, or roasted nuts from a street vendor


    Starbucks.  It seems like there is a Starbucks on almost every other corner in New York City.   And, of course, water.  Keep hydrated!

  • In A Word:


  • Surprises

    • In New York City, over 800 languages are spoken by a significant portion of the population - making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
    • How the height of the Statue of Liberty - once the the tallest structure in New York City at 305 feet tall - compares with all of the tall buildings today (many over 1,000 feet tall).
  • Cities/Destinations Included

    New York City

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