Time to explore one of the least visited parts of Manhattan that's not actually on Manhattan: Roosevelt Island! This tiny island in the East River has a long, fascinating, and complicated history, and hides some of the greatest views of the Manhattan skyline anywhere in the city. Join us as we take a ride on the nation's only commuter air tram to a lovely spit of land once known as "Damnation Island." We'll take a leisurely stroll down the edge of Roosevelt Island, down to Four Freedoms Park, one of the city's most alien and stunning monuments. Along the way we'll visit the island's oldest building and the island's newest landmarks, discovering the RI's true wonder, it's serene views of a usually chaotic city.
On our leisurely paced walking tour, some of the spots w'll visit could include:
- The Roosevelt Island Tram
- Roosevelt Island's Oldest Building
- The Roosevelt Island Visitor's Center Historic Building
- Cornell Tech's futuristic new campus.
- Southpoint Park
- Renwick Smallpox Hospital Ruins
- Four Freedoms Park
- Strecker Laboratory
- And more!
Hi. I’m Eric, Programming Lead for Atlas Obscura Experiences. I've been working and exploring with Atlas Obscura since we were just a handful of curiosity nerds working on a blog. Now I'm happy to be bringing our online journeys to life by designing tours and experiences that highlight some of the most incredible hidden wonders on the planet.
Using our database of more than 18,000 user-submitted places and foods as a guide, we're creating hosted experiences in cities across the globe. Led by tour guides and locals, hand-chosen by Atlas Obscura, our tours and events will allow you to experience wonder no matter where you might find yourself.
For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.
There are 10 spots available on this experience.
Guests of all ages can attend.
- This tour takes place outdoors, so be sure to check the weather on the day, and wear appropriate clothing so that you will be comfortable being outside for around 2 hours.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.