Planning a trip to NYC? Skip the traditional taxi or carriage ride and shake things up to experience NYC in the unique ways only The City That Never Sleeps can offer.
It’s a Bird
Take an aerial tour by helicopter to see some of the most iconic buildings in history including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Helicopter tours have been growing in demand in recent years. As a result, these airborne tours have become incredibly affordable. Keep in mind that seating and the number of flights per day are always highly limited, so be sure to book in advance.
5 Unique Ways to Tour NYC Photo Gallery
Two if By Sea
Experience the Big Apple just like many American ancestors of centuries’ past. You can get up close and personal to the Statue of Liberty and take panoramic photos of the dramatic city landscape from a priceless and unique vantage point on the water. You can choose a cruise, sailboat or even a water taxi.
Use your legs and embrace the sights and sounds only NYC can offer on a walking tour. The city provides a number of free walking tours to ensure you do not miss out on any insider information. While it may be free, it might be a good idea to tip the guide if you enjoyed the experience. You can also pay for more exclusive guided tours.
Open Your Yapper
Eat your way through the city. Take advantage of the opportunity to try new cuisines and to dine at some of the best restaurants in the world. You can select from free pre-designated food tours to explore on your own or you can pay for an expert-guided tour in some of the most historic NYC neighborhoods. You can even take a food truck tour.
Keep Up with Greener Times
NYC has become a pioneer in shared roads between automobiles and bicycles. You can choose between any number of organized city bike tours, rent your own bike or use one of the city bikes to create your own tour. Be sure you understand that bikes must follow the rules of the road just like any vehicle and that you know your hand signals to be able to make turns safely.
Whether you choose to tour NYC by land, air, sea or another, you are most certainly in for one of the most memorable experiences of your life.