Whether it is your first visit to New York City or the hundredth, there is always something new to experience. To help you plan your itinerary, we decided to put together a few of the things that we think everyone who visits Manhattan should do at least once.
Take In the Skyline
The Manhattan skyline is known for its majestic beauty, but you have to take a step back to see it. The best way to view the skyline is to take it in during a twilight cruise down the Hudson River where you can truly appreciate its beauty without all of the hustle and bustle involved with being in the city. Another great way to see the skyline if you’re feeling adventurous, is on a helicopter ride.
Enjoy a Real Slice of New York Pizza
Since every New Yorker has a different opinion on which eatery serves the best pizza, we’ll refrain from naming names. However, there is no experience more authentic for visitors than walking down the street in downtown Manhattan with a hot slice of pizza in your hands.
Go For a Helicopter Tour Around NYC
Our NY on air tour allows you to see Manhattan from a different perspective. As you watch all of those people get smaller as you take off, you get a chance to appreciate just how big the city really is. In fact, a helicopter tour is an absolute must if you only have a short time to be in Manhattan since it allows you to see so many of the biggest attractions at once.
Visit the One World Observatory
The elevators at the One World Observatory may not get you as high as a Helicopter ride would, but they will take you up 102 stories in less than a minute where you can check out a view of Manhattan. While you are there, take a guided tour to learn more details about the history of the city.
Tour the Museum of Modern Art
Art lovers and historians must make this a primary stop on their trip. From enjoying the latest installation art to ongoing exhibitions, this is a classic cultural experience that you don’t want to miss.
Visit the Empire State Building
Known as one of the most famous buildings in the world, this attraction is open late into the evening when you can enjoy a different view of the lights of the city.
Enjoy a Broadway Show
New York City is known for being the best place to enjoy live theater, and a Broadway play is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Since these shows sell out fast, it’s best to plan ahead by checking out the upcoming season’s schedule.
Take a Walk in Central Park
After you book helicopter ride around NYC, the city will never look the same, but you still want to spend some time exploring on the ground. Central Park is full of walking trails and exciting options such as ice skating or bicycling so that you can see even more of the diversity of the city.
Snap a Selfie in Time’s Square
New Year’s Eve is not the only time that this popular local is happening. The Times Square Ball is always in view here. After taking a selfie, enjoy a drink or dinner in the square where there is always something going on.
Check Out the Brooklyn Bridge
Spanning nearly 1600 feet and standing 276 feet high, the Brooklyn Bridge is a major landmark that connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. Whether you bike the path or just enjoy it from the Manhattan side, it’s a perfect picture taking opportunity.
As you plan your trip, remember to leave room for those little surprises that happen when you just let loose and enjoy exploring a new city. Then, be sure to let us know which of these activities you love the most when you come for your helicopter tour around Manhattan.