Mapped: The Optimal Walking Tour of NYC

New York City Maps + Infographics
by Morgane Croissant May 30, 2017

RANDY OLSON is at it again. He has previously designed the ultimate US road trip, the best cross-Canada journey, and, the optimal road trip to see all the US national parks and, this time, Olson created an itinerary for an efficient walking tour that would allow visitors to hit all of the most popular attractions in NYC without missing any or wasting time getting lost!

The walking tour designed focuses on Manhattan and is 14-mile long. Below is a list of all the popular spots that Olson’s tour covers:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Frick Collection
  • Central Park
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Theater District
  • Times Square
  • Bryant Park
  • New York Public Library
  • Chrysler Building
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • Empire State Building Observation Deck
  • Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania Plaza
  • The High Line
  • Chelsea Market
  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop
  • Greenwich Village
  • Washington Square Park
  • SoHo, New York
  • Tenement Museum, Orchard Street
  • St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway
  • The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
  • Statue of Liberty

If you are headed to NYC and need some more information about the city, check out Matador Network’s trip-planning resources to make your trip as fun-filled as possible:

Click here for the interactive version of Olson’s map.

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