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From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

1. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

TriBeCa Architecture & History Walking Tour

2. TriBeCa Architecture & History Walking Tour

In New York City, the best way to see a neighborhood is like a local: by foot. There is no better neighborhood to explore than TriBeCa. Start at the southernmost point of TriBeCa and work your way north. A New York City certified tour guide will tell the incredible stories of the buildings in TriBeCa that played large parts in how New York City is seen today. From the A. T. Stewart Building to the Frederick Hotel, the tour explore many of the firsts in New York City. Moving on, this tour explores a combination of historic buildings that have transformed from dry goods warehouses to luxury residences, as well as modern buildings that have helped transform TriBeCa from farmland to the wealthiest zip code in the United States. Visit one of the most hard to find attractions in New York City, the Staple Street sky bridge. Finally, explore TriBeCa's invisible history and learn the role that the neighborhood played in the fight against slavery in the 19th century.

New York: Private 2-Hour City Tour by Jeep

3. New York: Private 2-Hour City Tour by Jeep

Unlike many other tours, the chauffeur for this journey is a knowledgeable, native New Yorker who will show you the most fascinating areas of the city – in just 2 hours. Begin in the historic West Village and then venture across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for one of the most spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Visit lower Manhattan's most exciting neighborhoods. See the West Village, the original stomping grounds of New York's bohemians, SoHo, an artistic haven featuring numerous art galleries and shops, and TriBeCa, an up-and-coming neighborhood that’s home to an annual film festival. Continue on to South Street Seaport, a cobblestoned dock, where you’ll see some of the world's most impressive boats. Traffic permitting, you’ll visit the Financial District, home to The New York Stock Exchange, Chinatown, home to the largest Chinese population in North America, and Little Italy, home to more than 20 historical landmarks. Experience New York like never before in a Jeep Wrangler SUV!

Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

4. Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

This 2-hour tour starts on the waterfront in Dumbo, Brooklyn and takes you through 10 miles of New York City’s most interesting sights. You will head across the Manhattan Bridge to see sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side, Williamsburg and Wallabout Bay before heading into Chinatown. You will travel under the FDR on the East River Esplanade on a protected bike path before continuing on to see views of the Freedom Tower and One World Trade. You will then make your way to City Hall Park, which boasts views of The Woolworth Building, The Tweed Courthouse, The Municiple Building and Park Row. Next up, head across the Brooklyn Bridge to see grand views of downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty. You will then see Brooklyn’s Court Houses and make your way to the first historically preserved neighborhood in the US, Brooklyn Heights. You will end your tour back in Dumbo, where you can enjoy great shopping, a beautiful waterfront parks and awesome food options!

New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

5. New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

Experience awesome New York City sites at night, as you hop aboard a comfortable tour bus for a comprehensive, fully-guided bus tour of NYC at night. Your tour guide will accompany you and will get off with you at each stop, helping you see a different side of New York City. This 4.5-hour guided night bus tour includes stops at the High Line Park, Pier 17, Little Island on Hudson River, Grand Central Station, Hudson Yards, and Times Square. The tour starts at 5:30 PM in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block), and ends at 10 pm at the same location. Leave the starting/ending location in Times Square and go to our first stop - one of the most fascinating attractions in NYC - the High Line Park. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan. Continue the guided walk to NYC's newest outdoor space - Little Island - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River. Off to Pier 17 for magnificent views of the Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at night. The next stop is Grand Central Terminal for a quick indoor tour of this iconic NYC landmark and the views of the Chrysler Building and NYC's newest skyscraper - One Vanderbilt. Back on the bus and cruising along, see the Chelsea Piers, the West Village, the Financial District, the Meatpacking District, the most traditional side of Chinatown, and the three bridges along the East River - Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge. The last stop is NYC's newest and trendiest neighborhood - Hudson Yards and the city's new landmark, the gigantic spiral staircase called Vessel. If you purchased optional Edge Observation Deck tickets - you will get a chance to experience the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with 360° views of New York City, a thrilling glass floor experience, a champagne bar, and more. If you purchased Edge Observatory tickets, the Hudson Yards is the last stop on your tour. This tour offers 3 options for tour buses, a luxury climate-controlled closed-top bus, a unique small-capacity glass-top, or an open-top convertible bus that can open when the weather is friendly or retract and turn into a glass-top to protect you from the weather elements. Additional sites and neighborhoods you will also see from the comfort of your bus include Tribeca neighborhood, where celebrities Robert De Niro and Taylor Swift live, Midtown East, Battery Park City, Soho, the Chelsea Piers, the West Village, the Financial District, the Meatpacking District, the three bridges along the East River - Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge, the Empire State Building, the United Nations Building, One World Trade Center, the MetLife Building, the Chrysler Building, and more.

New York: Private Manhattan Tour by Vintage Convertible

6. New York: Private Manhattan Tour by Vintage Convertible

Climb aboard a vintage Buick Skylark GS for a unique 2-hour driving tour of Lower Manhattan, and see the sights from a different perspective. Set off with your private guide and chaffeur and start turning heads as you cruise to the historic downtown area. Visit Lower Manhattan's most exciting neighborhoods, including the West Village, the original stomping ground of New York's bohemians. Explore the artistic community of SoHo, home to dozens of cutting-edge art galleries and shops. Discover how the TriBeCa area is on the rise, playing host to an annual film festival that has screened over 1,400 films since it began in 2002. Go to South Street Seaport to see the cobblestone dock and some of the world's most impressive boats. Traffic permitting, you can cruise through the Financial District, home of the New York Stock Exchange, and get privileged views of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, used by over 350,000 commuters daily. Finally, if the traffic is still on your side, drive to Chinatown to experience the hustle and bustle of America’s largest Chinese community. Then, ride the streets of Little Italy, where more than 20 historical landmarks await you.

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What people are saying about Tribeca

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 83 reviews

We saw a lot of beautiful places that I wouldn’t have known to go to. We were a bit surprised when we were dropped off at the Edge and told we needed to find our own way back. That wasn’t clear in the tour. We were picked up a few streets from Times Square and I specifically booked it because I thought we ended in the same place. They had a concierge desk at the Edge building and they were extremely helpful and called us a cab so it worked out surprisingly well.

Super informative tour. It is best to do this right at the beginning of your stay, as you will be shown many highlights that you can explore on your own afterwards. Our guide Rachel was really great.

The guide is very good and the places with very interesting history, the only thing missing is to see the edge viewpoint, there was a problem with the tickets

Great experience! Pilot was personable, and our son got to ride up front. We got some awesome photos and videos. Would definitely recommend!

Great way to see the city with an elder parent. Rachel was spectacular.