Meet a Tour Director: Scott Dworkin

Aug 4, 2015

Travel Notes

BRT’s tour directors are some of the most interesting people you’ll meet, and they love sharing their favorite cities with students from across the country. Recently, we sat down with New York City based tour director Scott Dworkin  to learn his story, what he loves most about his job, and some hidden gems in his favorite destination.

What led you to become a tour director?

Both the excitement of travel, and the opportunity to continually learn about a particular destination in depth.

What is your favorite part about New York City?

There are so many wonderful sites in the city, it’s hard to choose! Some of my favorites include Central Park, Madison Square Park, the Brooklyn Bridge & Greenwich Village.

Tell us about a “hidden gem” or something most people don’t know about New York City.

The High Line is one of the newest additions to New York City and is still being updated, improved and expanded. The High Line is a beautiful walkway and a park all in one, with a very unique view of the city. It is a good place to get some exercise as well!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

One of the most rewarding parts of my job has been helping others discover the best parts of some amazing places, which many have only dreamed of visiting.

What has one of your favorite moments been as a tour director?

I was fortunate to be an integral part of a team running the logistics for an orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall on three different occasions. Each time was both memorable and rewarding.

Scott is originally from New Haven, CT, and in recent years has spent significant time in Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, PA. He is a licensed tour guide in New York City, which is where he does the majority of his work with performing arts groups.  Over the past 12 years, Scott has also spent a large portion of his time on the road leading tours in many other cities including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, as well as into many National Parks in the western United States.

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