Q: My family wants to take a tour in New York City. Our teenage girls want something TV-related. My husband and I want the more traditional landmarks. Any suggestions for keeping everyone happy?
A: I hope you're planning to spend more than a day in the Big Apple. New York City offers hundreds of tours. Here is a small sample:
New in 2009, this tour can be packaged with the NBC Studios Tour for $43. Details: www.zerve.com/onlocation/movieNBC.
Take a free walking tour of Grand Central Station with the Municipal Art Society (212-935-3960) on Wednesdays or the Grand Central Partnership (212-883-2420) on Fridays. Details: www.grandcentralterminal.com/info/walkingtour.cfm.
Hear celebrities talk about 40 sites in Central Park. Just look for special green signs, then dial 646-862-0997 and the extension listed for that site. You can hear Yoko Ono talk about Strawberry Fields, named in memory of her husband, John Lennon, or Whoopi Goldberg talk about Wollman Rink, where she learned to ice skate.