By Joanna Ye
New York City’s downtown Manhattan consists of the most diversifying cultures as well as history in every corner you turn. Allen Batista Travel, Inc. sponsors two virtual walking tours -- Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown and the Lower East Side -- for consumers looking for interesting staycation experiences as we emerge from this global pandemic.
A licensed tour guide will transport participants on a fun, yet educational virtual walking tour to learn interesting facts and figures about these iconic neighborhoods. The live stream virtual walking tours will take place on Zoom and participants around the world can join us from the comfort of their home.
Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown Virtual Walking Tour
This virtual walking tour showcases Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown --three alluring and distinctive neighborhoods with their own charm. The iconic cobblestones of Soho are filled with every designer shop you can think of and the most aesthetically pleasing restaurant or cafe right at your fingertips. Little Italy is only a modest three-block stretch that offers the best Italian food and gelato you will find in New York City. Last but not least, the busy streets of Chinatown are lively and unique with a variety of Asian cuisine and even desserts that will leave you wanting more.
Other noteworthy points of interest on this virtual walking tour includes Soho’s Sites Cast Iron District, Haughwout Building, Oldest Cheese Shop in NYC, Lombardi’s Pizza – NY’s first pizzeria, Mafia Hangouts, Canal and Mott Street.
Lower East Side Virtual Walking Tour
The neighborhood of the Lower East Side is located in the southeastern part of New York City and is the melting pot for many generations of Italian, Jewish, German, Latino and Asian immigrants. It is filled with a variety of architecture that include tenement-style buildings to modern apartments for people to call home.
Lower East Side has an exciting night life with trendy bars and music venues luring crowds of young people every night. It also has a large Jewish influence with historic sites and traditional delis which is a must-see to your visit to this part of the city.
Some tour highlights of the virtual experience include Sunshine Theater, Red Square, Orchard Street, Russ and Daughters, Katz’s Deli, Movie and TV show sites, Angel Orenshanz Center, Eastern Dispensary, Seward park High School, Williamsburg Bridge, Delancey Street, Blue Building, Streit’s Matzo Factory, Economy Candy, and Yonah Schimmel's Knish.
To join these virtual walking tours, you should simply visit Allen Batista Travel, Inc to sign up for one of these virtual walking tours on Zoom.
By Joanna Ye
For the past year, people all around the world have learned to social distance, quarantine and adjust to life during the pandemic. In an instant, the pace of everyday life has shifted online from how people go to work to how students attend school.
Technology became more imminent than ever before during these unprecedented times. Zoom calls have become the new norm allowing us to connect with a loved one, connect for a professional meeting anywhere in the world.
It is no surprise that many recreational activities have also pivoted to an online presence to provide individuals a convenient and safe way to socialize during this coronavirus pandemic.
Allen Batista Travel, Inc. offers virtual walking tours available for people anywhere in the world to experience travel from a whole new perspective.
Philly Ghost Tour
Philadelphia is the setting for the Philadelphia Ghost Tour. A lesser known gem of Philadelphia is that it has a spooky side which inspired several world-renowned artists of gothic literature and films. Some of those authors include Edgar Allan Poe and his works, “The Murders of Rue Morgue” and “The Raven”, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, and David Lynch’s “Eraserhead”.
The ghost tour consists of famous attractions like the Bishop White’s House, Pennsylvania Hospital, City Hall, Independence Hall and Walnut Street Theater and so much more. It also explores the supernatural sightings of German soldiers and ultimately provides an invigorating experience that will leave you wanting more.
Philadelphia Independence Mall Tour
Another fascinating virtual walking tour that is offered is the Philadelphia Independence Mall Walking Tour. Philadelphia is filled with a rich history and is actually the birthplace of our country as it is where our Founding Fathers met, discussed, debated, and ultimately formed the United States of America.
The walking tour is led by a licensed tour guide that will provide an informative as well as entertaining experience through one of the original 13 colonies. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Christ Church, Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin, the first and second banks in the United States, Congress Hall, and many more.
There are so many opportunities to branch out into the world with the power of technology right beneath our fingertips.
We hope you will tap into your adventurous selves. Join us for virtual Philadelphia walking tours and create those memories of a lifetime.