Posts Tagged ‘Empire State Building’

Empire State of Mind in NYC

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Double Decker Bus Tour

Double Decker Bus Tour

“In New York, concrete jungle
where dreams are made of
There’s nothin’ you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you
feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let’s hear it for New York,
New York, New York”

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I think that Alicia Keys and Jay-Z summed it up pretty well. New York really is like being on another planet; a great melting pot of culture, design, architecture, and attitude.

My brother and I visited NYC a few years ago, and had a great time sightseeing in the city and visiting the Empire State Building. For my first visit to New York, I decided to go with a classic – the New York Classic Double Decker Tour, to be precise – to gain a nice overview of New York City and Manhattan.

New York Classic Double Decker Tour

New York Classic Double Decker Tour

It’s easy to get lost in the endless sights and sounds and lights everywhere, and this tour covers the major sightseeing spots and landmarks of the city.

You will enjoy the best sights in Manhattan during the day and at night, with unlimited hop-on, hop-off service at over 40 stops on our double decker bus. There is an Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop, and The Night Loop, and your pass is good for 48 hours to use as you wish.

Plus, this fun-filled tour includes a ticket for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island AND admission ticket to either the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. What more could you ask for? Well, stopping for pizza along the way of course, if you’re like me. 8)

Scenic views at the top of the Empire State Building

Scenic views at the top of the Empire State Building in New York City

New York Skyscrapers, Central Park, and the Atlantic Ocean

New York Skyscrapers, Central Park, and the Atlantic Ocean

Sunset views of New York City and Liberty Island in the distance

Sunset views of New York City and Liberty Island in the distance

Ride Around The Big Apple!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

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If you want to “be a part of it” like the old Sinatra song says, I would recommend the New York Classic Double Decker Tour. Purchase the New York All Loops Tour, and you will be able to see all the major sights in New York. This tour includes a pass on our double decker buses that cover the major sightseeing spots in Manhattan PLUS a ticket for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island AND admission ticket to either the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Having taken this tour myself, this is an excellent and reasonably priced 48-hour tour to introduce you to The Capital of the World.

New York City skyline

New York City skyline

You will enjoy the best sights in Manhattan during the day and at night, with unlimited hop-on, hop-off service at over 40 stops on our double decker bus. You can see the sights at your leisure, then hop on the bus and head to the next location. There is an Uptown Loop, a Downtown Loop, a Brooklyn Loop, and a Night Loop.

For shopping enthusiasts, the Downtown Loop is a great way to scout out the best stores and restaurants. Since you will not be spending an arm and a leg on the tour, you will be able to save the major spending for your shopping spree! If you book online you will save $6 on each adult ticket.

Visit us online at New York Tours to see all of the fantastic things to do in The Big Apple. Experience the incredible architecture, including some of the world’s best-known buildings such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Reserve Airport Shuttles to and from Manhattan and JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports. We also offer a complete selection of Broadway Show Tickets. See the Statue of Liberty, enjoy a Movie or TV Locations Tour, a Harbor Cruise or a Dinner Cruise, see the sights from a Helicopter Tour, and much more!

Spending a Night in ‘Gateway City’

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Newark is the most populated city in New Jersey.  At about 5 miles west of Manhattan and 2 miles north of Staten Island, it is centrally located and allows for easy access to the Tri-State area which consists of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Newark is a transportation hub, with its significant air, rail, road, and ship traffic, and it is a major gateway into the Northeastern portion of the United States as a whole.  Because of this, the city has become aptly known as ‘Gateway City.’ The city of Newark is in an optimal location for workday commuters to New York City and the Philadelphia area is easily accessible as well.  For that reason, many decide to dwell in the Newark area as a more cost-efficient alternative to living within the borders of New York City itself.

There have been a lot of rebuilding and revitalization efforts put forth in the Newark area.  The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has brought in an estimated 1.6 million people since its opening in 1997.  The facility, which cost $180 million, has helped to breathe new life into a city that was once on the decline.  The construction of the structure sparked a building spike in the area, including the creation of Riverfront Stadium, home of the Newark Bears, and the Prudential Center for the New Jersey Devils.  The Passaic River waterfront is also being redone so that it will soon provide direct access to the river.

For a night out with the family, catch a show at Medieval Times.  This show provides fun for all ages and is a great activity to do whether you are new to the area or have lived there for most of your life.  Another nighttime option is to make your way into Manhattan for a Broadway show or catch the City Lights Dance Party Cruise from New York.  This is a very popular option for many, as the balanced combination of music and sights makes for a very pleasant cruising experience.

As you can see, there is a lot more on offer in Newark than perhaps anyone would have initially thought.  To see a complete list of activities and tours available in the area, check out www.newarktours.net.

The Incomparable Empire State

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

New York truly is the “city that never sleeps,” and there is so much to do there that you may not get much sleep either! New York is the home of Broadway, the Yankees, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty.There is undeniably much to see, and you will have many options for modes of travel provided that you book early.

You may choose to view the city through the windows of a helicopter, the open air of a double-decker bus, or you can see it by boat or bicycle.The choice is yours.Many people try out several of these options to get the most comprehensive view of the city.

New York is centrally located so you can easily access points north and south to mix up your vacation.  You can travel to Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC all in one trip.  So while visiting New York on its own is a real treat, why not get the most out of your visit and see it all?

Whether you are interested in shopping, fine dining, museums and zoos, or the arts, New York has something for everyone.Be sure to take advantage of all this great city has to offer by booking your tours well in advance of your trip, as they sell out very quickly.For a complete listing of available tours, please visit www.nytours.us and book online for a discount of $5 on each adult ticket.

Cruising in the Big Apple

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

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If you are in New York and are looking for a wonderful way to spend a few hours, consider taking a New York Circle Line Cruise.  These cruises provide an excellent opportunity to sit back and relax as you tour some of the most gorgeous sights in the city.  The New York skyline’s beauty is unparalleled, and it is one of the most recognizable in the world.  Just think of all the amazing structures you can name that are in New York: the Empire State Building, Trump Towers, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty…The list goes on and on.

There are several options to choose from when picking a Circle Line Cruise, so select the one that fits your schedule best.  You can take the 2-Hour Semicircle cruise, which runs twice daily, for an incredible view of the New York City skyline and a trip down the Hudson River.  The ship also sails around the Battery and up the East River before moving under the famous Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges on the way to the United Nations.  This cruise offers a thorough overview of the city’s highlights in the least amount of time.

Another option is the 3-Hour Full Island cruise.  In addition to the landmarks visited on the 2-hour cruise, you will see the other 2 rivers in New York as well as 4 other major bridges and all 5 boroughs.  Over 25 well-known landmarks are shown as well as an up close and personal view of the Statue of Liberty.  Food and drinks are offered on board for a fee, as are souvenirs of your trip.  This cruise departs from Pier 83 at 42nd street on the Hudson.

If a night tour is what you are looking for, the 2-Hour Harbor Lights Cruise is a perfect choice.  These cruises depart at 6 or 7 pm depending on the day, so they are early enough in the evening that they will not end too late but late enough so that you can see the magnificent city of New York under the setting sun.  The city is breathtaking especially at night when its lights are shining brightly.  This can be a romantic night out under the stars or simply an evening of enjoyable sightseeing for family and friends.

Cruises are also offered on the 4th of July as a unique way to celebrate.  These last between 5 and 5 and a half hours and provide an incredible display of fireworks, a DJ, dancing, and food and drinks for purchase.  What an amazing way to see the city as you celebrate American independence.  This cruise boards at 4:30 pm and runs on the 4th of July only.

All in all, a cruise around the city of New York, no matter which one you take, is a great way to orient yourself to the city if you have never visited before, or just to appreciate it in all its splendor.  Cruises are family-friendly and present an opportunity to take many gorgeous pictures to remember your trip.  To reserve your spot, and take advantage of convenient e-ticketing, visit www.nytours.us and select the cruise that most interests you.


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