Monthly Archives:: July 2015

Things to See and Do in the East Village

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This lively downtown neighborhood has been a center of bohemian lifestyle since the early 1900s. Home to jazz clubs in the 1920s, to 1960s hippy havens and 1980s punk rock clubs, the East Village has always had an edginess that the West Village (a.k.a. Greenwich Village) lacks. During Dutch colonial days, much of the East […]

How to Tour the White House

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Though we see the White House on many of our tours from the National Mall to Lincoln Assassination, none of us at DC by Foot have high enough security clearances to get you inside! The White House is open to the public for tours with advance reservations. For the first time in nearly 40 years, […]

Self Guided Paris Tour: Banks of the Seine

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This Self Guided Paris Tour explores the remnants of France’s great and terrible kings along the banks of the river Seine. For entrance into many of the sites included below, do consider a tourist discount pass “The Paris Pass”    Stop A: Cour Carrée This inner courtyard is the oldest part of the Louvre. The Louvre […]

Self Guided Tour of Historic Annapolis

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Self Guided Annapolis Tour

From our DC Tourism Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Washington DC attractions. A wonderful day trip from Washington, DC, Historic Annapolis is less than an hour away (outside of traffic!). This historic town and its cobblestone streets still has an eighteenth century air as you wander past buildings from the […]

Which New York Boat Tour or Cruise is Best?

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New York boat tour or cruise

One of the best and most unique ways to enjoy New York’s skyline is on the water! There are a number of different cruises and tours that circle Manhattan, offering commentary on many of the major sites around the island.  How do you know which New York boat tour, cruise, ferry or taxi service is […]

Guide Spotlight: Philly’s Marianne

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Free Tours by Foot thought yo u should know more about who we are! Our tours would not be so highly rated if it weren’t for our guides – the passion, knowledge and fun they bring to our tours. We’ll be featuring more information about our great guides in each city over the coming months. […]

Chicago Activities that are worth the money

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Traveling can be expensive.  We all know that.  There are a lot of ways to cut back on the costs of traveling by searching for deals, discounts, taking a pay-what-you-like walking tour, or even just spending your money where it counts. 

Free Entry to the Museum of Modern Art

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART  53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was the first institution anywhere in the United States to devote itself exclusively to modern art. In 1928, a group of wealthy philanthropists, educators and museum curators, including Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (wife of John D. Rockefeller), collaborated […]

New York Layover Tours

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New York boat tour or cruise

New York City is one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the world. However, because of its location and the many major airports in the surrounding area, it is also a popular place for travelers to have a layover. Thankfully as the city that never sleeps, New York offers visitors boundless activities, regardless […]