My wife and I have been to New York so many times and always wanted to check out New York with a New York sightseeing tour so we decided to use one of the double deck buses for our New York sightseeing tour that is employed by Grayline tours. I grew up in Chicago and have taken bus tours there and also in London and while I’m more of the type who likes to check out individual neighborhoods on foot, I figured we’d try the New York sightseeing tour on the bus this time.
The guide on the New York sightseeing tour was totally awesome, and for the life of me I can’t even remember his name! Grrrr! He was really into the New York sightseeing tour experience and answered everyones inquiries during the whole New York sightseeing tour no matter how naive or lame they seemed. Hey, most of the people on the New York sightseeing tour hadn’t even been here before! And the New York sightseeing tour guide was funny! He mentioned that he likes to do stand up comedy when he can and was hoping that would be his regular job some day. Let me tell you, he could have been on Jay Leno or David Letterman tonight! We loved him.
I’ve read a lot of reviews online about various New York sightseeing tour buses and in particular, the New York sightseeing tour run by Grayline Tours. Some have been so-so and others have been over the top great. All I can say is that on our New York sightseeing tour, the Grayline company was professional all the way. From the minute we bought the tickets for the New York sightseeing tour to the minute we got off the bus there was nothing to complain about. Continue reading
One of my favorite places to go in New York is The Rockefeller Center. The Rockefeller Center is located in between 5th and 6th avenues on the west and east respectively and between 49th and 50th streets to the south and north. The Rockefeller Center is one of the quintessential spots in New York that you must see when you visit this great city!
The Rockefeller Center is an art deco structure that was built in 1930 and was named after John D Rockefeller. There are so many things to talk about The Rockefeller Center that it would take an all day seminar to go over all the aspects of the Rockefeller Center but there are at least 3 aspects to the Rockefeller Center that you need to check out on your New York Sightseeing tours. Continue reading
I think one of the most emotional tours I’ve taken in my trips to New York is the Statue of Liberty tour. The Statue of Liberty tour takes you out into the harbor on a ferry boat and over to Liberty Island where you start the Statue of Liberty Tour. The Statue of Liberty tour is something you just have to do when you are in New York on your New York sightseeing tours.
Statue of Liberty Tour – Buy Tickets online
The best way to do this (and I’ve confirmed this with many other travelers on a New York sightseeing tour is to book your Statue of Liberty Tour tickets online. In the past I’ve just bought the tickets to the Statue of Liberty tour at the last minute but the last time I decided to take the Statue of Liberty tour I in fact purchased them online and man oh man was I glad I did. Continue reading
Okay I admit it, I’m biased about Gray Line New York. Yeah I know it’s a cheesy way to get around New York city but come on, it’s an easy, fun way to see the highlights of New York and the Gray Line New York tour buses are comfortable and tickets are easy to get anywhere. The first time I tried the Gray Line New York tour I figured I might as well go for the gusto so I purchased the Manhattan Comprehensive Gray Line New York Tour. WOW! Talk about comprehensive! This was a great Gray Line New York tour and I would recommend it to anyone. The tour started at 9:00 a.m. and as suggested we arrived there about 15 minutes early. Continue reading
The holidays in New York is probably my favorite time to visit the city. Every time I go and spend the holidays in New York I’m taken back in time to a place that really doesn’t exist anymore. I realize that the holidays in New York are not like they were during the days of Miracle on 34th street but there is still something magical about spending the holidays in New York. The last time we spent the holidays in New York was just last year in mid December of 2010. Coming from the west coast where it’s usually in the 60′s around that time of year we had always wanted to spend some time during the holidays in New York. We got to the city on December 15 and came back home on the 20th so while we didn’t actually spend the Christmas holidays in New York, we certainly were able to get the magical feel of the city’s vibrancy during that time of year. For us, the holidays in New York is our favorite time there. Continue reading
Where do I even start? There are so many things to do in New York that you could spend hours just talking about things to do in New York let alone actually doing them! The things to do in New York all depends on what you’re interests are and possibly what season it is but no matter when you are there, there are things to do in New York that will leave you saying that it really is the greatest city in the world. There are so many things to do in New York that it’s probably best for me to just give you at least a little taste of the things to do in New York that I’ve actually experienced over the years as I’ve visited New York.
Before I start talking about the things to do in New York however, I should at least let you know that if you are a first time visitor to the city, you might want to consider a New York sightseeing tour on a double decker bus that will take you around Manhattan. With these, you can get a feel for the city before you venture out on foot or via the subway (which in my opinion is the best way to find things to do in New York). Continue reading