Soccer Walks NYC is a fun and unique experienceMy husband and I recently visited New York and wanted to take a walking tour a bit off the beaten path. My husband is a huge Barcelona fan and wanted to find a spot in the city where he could watch a recent match. Soccer Walks NYC allowed us to do both. The neighborhood walk was so interesting and learning about soccer history in New York was cool. Of course the pub after the walk was a blast and my husband’s team won to boot. Jocelyn knew her stuff and was very engaging. We loved it.
Jocelyn has been leading tours in New York City for years and her knowledge is evident. To come to a city, tour the sites and then and watch your favorite soccer team at a New York bar with other soccer fanatics was priceless.
Soccer Walks was the best idea for our trip. General New York tours are great and all but to have the tour be also a cultural experience made it much more personal and rewarding.
Sporting NYC, Past and PresentThis is a good introduction to the Lower East Side of New York, the traditional immigration centre of the city, through the lens of the Beautiful Game - football, or soccer as it’s known in the U.S. This tour took us through Little Italy, Little Spain, the East Village and even to the venue for Steve Nash’s annual “Showdown in Chinatown,” as we were filled with interesting sporting and historical information about the history of soccer in New York and its development - leagues, international exhibition games, famous personalities - in the area we were in, as well as across the other boroughs. Bring walking shoes, as this tour covers a fair bit of ground (which, depending on whether you like walking tours or not, is something to bear in mind). The walk finishes at a pub to watch a game with fellow New Yorkers, a surprising number of whom are footie fans. Tour guide Joslyn was fun, full of facts and figures and answered almost all of our questions.
Jocelyn is an experienced tour guide with a passion for the city of New York and the game of soccer. There’s no better person to show you around, whether you are a local or tourist.
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