About the Superhero Tour of New York
If you’re looking for a tour of New York that allows for both an exploration of the city’s architecture and an in-depth adventure taking you to all of its key superhero-themed spots, the Superhero Tour of New York is the perfect fit. Whether you’re a fan of the DC Universe (featuring Batman’s Gotham City and Superman’s Metropolis) or Marvel (including Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, who inhabit the “real” New York), this tour offers everything comic book fans thought they knew about New York and superheroes… and even some things they probably never even knew they didn’t know.
The itinerary for the tour is extensive and nearly whirlwind, especially since the tour is a mere 90 minutes long. Highlights include the “real” location of The Fantastic Four’s fictional Baxter Building; The Flat Iron Building (also known as the home of The Daily Bugle); and Clark Kent’s workplace, the News Building (where The Daily Planet offices were located). You'll also stop at a hidden bar where comic book artists have been drawing superheroes for more than 50 years.
Approximately 90 minutes.
The tour runs Saturdays at 2pm, rain or shine.
Did you know?
Comic books and superheroes were created in New York City starting in the 1930s, and some of the first comic book artists ever still live here.
Marvel Comics HQ is located in New York, at 135 W. 50th St. But don’t just show up… you need a reason to visit or they won’t let you in.
Comic book fans and even those mildly interested in pop-culture (or those who have seen any one of the many superhero movies) will find this tour interesting. It’s always a treat to put the things you see in one form of pop culture together with things you see in real life, and this tour offers that opportunity in spades.
Good for kids?
Of course! In fact, kids under 12 are welcome on this tour free of charge… making it doubly good for parents of kids under 12.
Superhero Tour of New York Location Information:
32 E 32nd St.
New York, NY 10016
Q to 34th St.–Herald Sq.; N, R, 6 to 28th St.