Discover New York City
New York City Educational Tours
Join us on an adventure to The Big Apple and experience NYC the best way! Take in all the bright lights, magnificent views and upbeat vibes with ETA!
New York City Overview
New York City is a true global hub, and one of the most iconic cities in the world. Renowned for its towering skyscrapers, bustling streets, rich cultural diversity, and 24/7 energy, New York City is often referred to as the “city that never sleeps”. New York City is an excellent city for walking, and also offers many public and private transportation options suitable for traveling with groups. There’s an abundance of activities and attractions both indoor and outdoor, which makes NYC a great destination in any weather!
There’s always something to do in New York City! Visitors can explore the famous Central Park, see the bright lights of Times Square, or simply wander through the city’s many vibrant neighborhoods, soaking up the unique energy and atmosphere of each. NYC has destinations for all kinds of student groups. If you want to focus on history, there are landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to visit, while those looking for visual or performance arts can visit the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, or take a tour of Carnegie Hall. Grab a bite of something delicious in Little Italy, Chinatown, Little India or the Chelsea Market. Are you hoping to show your students that iconic New York skyline? You can take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, a brilliant feat of 19th-century engineering with a breathtaking view from above the bay, or climb to the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center for an unobstructed 360 degree view.
With its incredible energy, diverse range of experiences, rich history, and special events throughout the year, New York City is a must-visit destination for any student. Simply let us know your educational goals for the trip, or tell us about the performance events in which you’d like your group to participate, and we’ll start constructing the perfect itinerary!
The Lights of Broadway
No trip to NYC is complete without seeing a Broadway show! With only 41 official “Broadway” theaters in the world, Times Square is home to the highest commercial level of live theatre in the English speaking world. From comedies, to dramas, musicals and plays, there is no other experience like it! Want to get a behind the scenes look? Add a masterclass or workshop through Believe NYC where Broadway professionals teach you the music and choreography from one of the shows you are seeing. Or, hear backstage stories from current professionals in the industry.
Want to be IN the show!? By audition, your group could make their Broadway debut at the Gershwin Theatre for a live audience! Perform with Broadway stars and students from around the country in the annual NextGen Broadway and Arts for Autism events offered exclusively through ETA!
New York City By Sky
With over three hundred skyscrapers, there is nothing like taking in New York City from above! The historic “race for the sky” in the 1920’s resulted in the construction of iconic structures such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. For the best views today, a visit to One World Observatory, currently the city’s tallest building and offers breathtaking panoramic views 100 stories above the city streets. Another iconic perspective is from Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock with gorgeous views of Central Park and the Empire State Building. For thrill seekers, a trip on the Edge might be in order! Opened in September 2020, Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere located at 30 Hudson Yards. It’s suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky where you can look 100 stories down from the thrilling glass floor and lean out over the city on angled glass walls.
New York City by Sea
The Island of Manhattan is surrounded by the New York Harbor, Hudson and East Rivers. See the city by boat as you take in the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the iconic Manhattan Skyline. Stop at Ellis Island and learn about the more than 12 million people who immigrated through the island and how it has become a symbol of the American Dream. Today over 100 million Americans can trace their lineage to a relative that passed through Ellis Island on their way to America!
For some fun on the water, delight in a Sunset Boat Cruise with dinner and dancing as the sun goes down and the city lights up!