Author: Elizabeth Claflin

A Walk in Central Park

By Elizabeth Claflin | May 24, 2019

The weather is finally starting to turn around here in NYC and spring is officially here! On a nice weekday afternoon I decided to join many other tourists and New Yorkers for a stroll through Central Park. I spend a fair amount of time in the park as a local, but it is never enough! The park is amazing in every season, I even got lost in it during a...

Read More

Walking Through the American Revolution

By Elizabeth Claflin | May 10, 2019
red brick building nyc

Downtown Manhattan has always seemed cutting edge and modern. A favorite location for skyscraper designers, the Financial District (now sometimes known as FiDi) attracts as many tourists and trendy locals s it does bankers and businessmen. All this new development cannot change the fact that Downtown is the oldest neighborhood in the city. It is even older than America, having been settled by Native Americans for many generations before the...

Read More

Dumpling Hopping in Chinatown: 5 Must-Try Spots

By Elizabeth Claflin | April 17, 2019
dumpling meal

  Chinatown is one of the best places you can visit on your trip to NYC. It is drastically different from all the other neighborhoods and offers sights and experiences you won’t find anywhere else. The food in Chinatown cannot be beat in terms of variety and price and there is one item sure to be on the menu at nearly any eatery you choose: the dumpling! In case you...

Read More

Top Dog’s Top Dog Runs in NYC

By Elizabeth Claflin | March 31, 2019
Washington square dog run

  Here at Top Dog Tours, we love dogs of all shapes and sizes. NYC offers so much for dog owners from great pet shops, the best parks, and even pet friendly bars! One of the best opportunities city pooches have to socialize would be at one of many dog runs. Dog runs give dogs a chance to run, sniff, and play with one another in a safe, fenced-off enclosure....

Read More

5 Reasons Why NYC is Better in February

By Elizabeth Claflin | February 25, 2019
New York City in February

New York City gets a reputation for being noisy, crowded, and expensive. But there is one month of the year where that is not true. Although it may seem like a terrible time to travel to the North East, savvy tourists know February cannot be beat in terms of pricing and availability. If you want to have the place (almost) to yourself, you have to come visit this time of...

Read More

An Afternoon in Battery Park

By Elizabeth Claflin | January 23, 2019
Battery Park with NYC Skyline

  This weekend I spent an amazing afternoon exploring one of NYC’s most iconic spaces: Battery Park! At the southernmost tip of Manhattan sits an oasis of green grass, historical monuments, and incredible views of New York Harbor. You could spend an entire day wandering around and seeing all the park has to offer, but even a quick walk is a great break from the hustle and bustle of lower...

Read More

5 Charming Locations for Holiday Photos in NYC

By Elizabeth Claflin | December 2, 2018
central park in winter

  Whether you are a tourist or a local, everyone wants an amazing photo for holiday cards or even just to show off during family dinners. New York City offers countless opportunities for pictures any time of year but is particularly magical over the holidays! Many stores throughout the city have decorated storefronts and you can find an abundance of Christmas trees throughout the parks. If you are passing through...

Read More

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With A NYC Holi-Day Trip!

By Elizabeth Claflin | December 2, 2018
holiday tour group'in nyc

  The Holidays are a big deal here in New York City. We have some of the most oldest traditions and the biggest and brightest decorations. If you find yourself getting some Christmas-time blues or just want to have a great outing with your family, NYC offers some amazing opportunities for a day trip. Whether you like to shop or skate or take tons of pictures you cannot go wrong...

Read More