See New York City with a Greeter

Big Apple Greeter is a not-for-profit organization that matches worldwide visitors with friendly New Yorkers who are happy to share the city they love.

New York City Street Fair
Photo by Michaela Potter

A visit with a Greeter leaves a lasting impression of the city, the warmth of its people, and the diversity of its neighborhoods. All Greeters are volunteers – they are not paid professional tour guides. During a visit, your Greeter will spend two to four hours with you, introducing you to life in the city as it is experienced by New Yorkers.

Greeters come from varied backgrounds and can welcome visitors in over 20 languages. Greeters and visitors are paired according to language, neighborhoods requested, and interests, whenever possible.

Big Apple Greeter is proud to provide its services FREE OF CHARGE, and there is a no tipping policy. To help us continue providing this unique welcoming service for future travelers, please consider making a donation.

Big Apple Greeter welcomes all visitors without regard to race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, marital status, or disability.

Submit your request to meet a Greeter by filling in the Visit Request Form.

See New York City - Midtown Manhattan
Photo by Sherry Ott