TOURISTS FOR A DAY
Ok so….. even as I have been living in New York for over 20 years, I decided on a whim to be a tourist for a couple of days and to accept an invitation from TOPVIEW to try one of their double decker buses. OMG, what a great time!! Exceeded my expectations across the board… we and the kids loved it!
They have many tours to choose from: downtown, uptown & Harlem, Brooklyn, Bronx, Night and bonus trips to Liberty Cruise, and to Museum of the City of NY. You can pick individual tours to any of these destinations or the All City Pass for one, two or five days. These tours are hop-on, hop-off at many locations throughout the city. The tours are guided in several languages with interspersing music (headphones are provided).
First we took the downtown tour, and the great thing about seeing the city from the second level is that you see things from a totally different perspective. Even if there is any traffic, there are so many things to look at that you are hardly aware you are standing still.
At some point along the tour, we decided to take the Liberty Cruise. It’s a 1.5 hour guided cruise that takes you close enough to Lady Liberty, where we got some of the best photos ever. The tour guide was phenomenal, very informative and full of fun facts.
We then took the uptown and Harlem tour, hopping off and on at stops along Central Park, the MET, Apollo Theatre and much more.
We followed up on the second day, with tours to Brooklyn and then topped it off with the spectacular Night Tour! From Times Square through Chinatown and One World Trade Center plus more, can’t be missed!!
What a great time, never felt so fun to be a tourist in our own home town!
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