I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Ben's Bagel Tours: Chinatown & Little Italy: The Fresh Garlic Bagel Tour

We were given a free Ben's Bagel Tour for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Ben's Bagel Tours

Where: See website at  https://www.bensbageltours.com for tours and locations

Who: All ages


Me - Ben's Bagel Tour was interesting. In the beginning of the tour we each got a bagel to eat. It was just a plain bagel but it was good. We visited Chinatown and Little Italy on this tour. We learned about the history of these areas. A lot has changed in these areas over the years. One of the most interesting facts I learned was that there was one area where there were tunnels built underground in case people had to make a quick getaway because there used to be a lot of gangs in that area. There was a really huge restaurant that took up a whole block. We also visited the old St. Patrick's Cathedral. St. Patrick's in midtown is the famous one, but this one was the original one. It was pretty big too but probably not as big as the current St. Patrick's. The stained glass windows were pretty. There was a wall around the church so that people could not get near the church or attack with rocks or anything back in the days when it was built. Chinatown was really crowded. It was as crowded as midtown Manhattan. I haven't seen as many people  as there were in  Chinatown in most other areas of New York that I have been to. Little Italy was really small. Chinatown was much bigger. All the signs in Chinatown were in English and Chinese. In Little Italy one of the restaurants had a model of a giant cannoli outside it. I had fun touring Chinatown and Little Italy with Ben's Bagel Tours.


Mom - Ben's Bagel Tours offers a variety of tours. Each one comes with a tasty treat in the form of a delicious bagel. However, even though the tours are named for different types of bagels that does not mean that you will get that type of bagel on the tour. Still, that doesn't make the bagel any less tasty nor does it make the tour any less interesting. The tour we chose to participate in was a tour of Chinatown and Little Italy. We had a delightful time on our tour walking around the neighborhoods with Ben and learning about their history. Although both of these areas are well known for their food there is so much more to them than that. Ben has a very friendly outgoing personality and he is very knowledgeable about the areas he covers on his tours. His tours are very informative. If you want the opportunity to take a nice walk, have a bite to eat and learn a little all at the same time, you can't go wrong with one of Ben's Tours.


For more information or to sign up for one of Ben's Tours visit https://www.bensbageltours.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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