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Walks with Ben: Downtown Edition

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Ben

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people

What you'll do

Let's get right into picture taking in Downtown Manhattan’s intimate streets and locations. I'll show you some of my favorite hidden gems and let you know all about the area from the perspective of a native New Yorker. We are out to get the best pictures and selfies around this timeless area of the city. Bring your best smile and your photo game, I'll take care of the rest.
Other things to note
Rain or shine, guests should be ready to walk about 5 miles/8 Kilometers on mostly flat ground. Highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes, bringing a snack or water and a camera if you have one.
Let's get right into picture taking in Downtown Manhattan’s intimate streets and locations. I'll show you some of my favorite hidden gems and let you know all about the area from the perspective of a native New Yorker. We are out to get the best pictures and selfies around this timeless area of the city. Bring your best smile and your photo game, I'll take care of the rest.
Other things to note
Rain or shine, guests should be ready to w…

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 47 Reviews
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Hi I'm Ben, I'm a passionate photographer born and raised in New York City. I spend my free time walking around and discovering photogenic locations around the city to share with friends and guests. Find me on Instagram @benbearfoot
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From £22
/ person
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Where you'll be

First we'll meet at Starbucks and we'll make our way through SoHo's cobblestone streets and alleys. Then we'll head over to bustling Chinatown and the walk along East River Park capturing unique views of the Brooklyn Bridge. Afterwards we'll go crosstown passing by City Hall and Tribeca. We'll end our walk with my favorite view of the Downtown skyline from Hudson River Park.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

Brittany
February 2019
Ben really did a beautiful job of making our small group feel welcome. He is very knowledgeable about not only New York, but a variety of topics which made him interesting AND relatable. I truly enjoyed every moment. You can tell that Ben really enjoys what he is doing and he went above and beyond in so many ways. When the experience was over, he even made sure to walk me back to my subway location so that I was not turned around. A gentle spirit and perfect gentlemen!
Ben really did a beautiful job of making our small group feel welcome. He is very knowledgeable about not only New York, but a variety of topics which made him interesting AND rela…
Yufitry
February 2019
Ben was nice and friendly. The photowalk experience was fun. Love the Chinatown and SoHo’s part. 😊 . And He help me to find the station that i want to go .thanks a lot Ben 😊
Jon
February 2019
Ben is a generous guide! The tour was going to last for 2 hours, but he walked around with us for 3,5 hours! Cool and chill guy as well, we had a great time hanging out. Many spots to see that we wouldn't have experienced without his help. One of many highlights in this awesome city :)
Ben is a generous guide! The tour was going to last for 2 hours, but he walked around with us for 3,5 hours! Cool and chill guy as well, we had a great time hanging out. Many spots…
Lidewij
January 2019
This walk is really nice. Ben shows you some amazing spots where you can also take amazing photographs or just enjoy the moment. Ben also knows a lot about the city, including fun stories but also has nice hotspots tips :) even tho it was really cold during our walk I had a great time
This walk is really nice. Ben shows you some amazing spots where you can also take amazing photographs or just enjoy the moment. Ben also knows a lot about the city, including fun…
Allie
January 2019
Ben was super nice and had a lot of knowledge to share about the city. He gave great recommendations on places to go and took us to really cool locations we probably wouldn’t have gone to otherwise.
Kat
January 2019
This was such a great tour of nyc. As a native there was quite a few places that I've never been to before. Ben is friendly, a great conversationalist, and very informative. We went through the back streets of China Town, the alley's of SoHo, and saw great murals and architecture along the way. It's a great introductory to any visitor's trip! Highly recommend to locals and non-locals alike! Thanks, Ben!
This was such a great tour of nyc. As a native there was quite a few places that I've never been to before. Ben is friendly, a great conversationalist, and very informative. We wen…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera or a phone

Snack or water