Tourist Attractions in New York

Once you arrive at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, you are only a short drive away from many beautiful places to discover and historical attractions to see. New York City is an interesting city where visitors can experience many wonderful, unique, and interesting tours.

Below we have gathered several recommended tours for you and your travel companion(s) in and around New York City. We hope you will be inspired to go on some amazing, memorable, fun, and interesting tours that you will remember for a long time.

New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Is it your first time visiting New York City? Then you have a great way to experience all the sights the city has to offer if you buy a ticket for this; “New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour”. You can purchase a ticket that is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days depending on how much you would like to see.

With the ticket, you can hop on and off as many times as you like and explore Downtown, and Uptown, as well as Harlem, Brooklyn, or even a night tour.

So get ready to hop on board on a sightseeing bus to discover the city that doesn’t sleep. You will explore New York City and see its landmarks and monuments. Discover everything from the Empire State Building to Times Square and the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. These tours are the perfect way to see all that New York has to show.

The hop-on and hop-off route stops at over 40 different key points all around New York City. Besides all the attractions, you also get a chance to experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus.

All consumers can choose from 3 ticket options:

  1. Classic Ticket: includes unlimited boarding on Explore Uptown Loop, & Explore Downtown Loop. Valid for 1 day.
  2. Premium Package: includes unlimited boarding on the Explore Uptown Loop, Explore Downtown Loop, Explore Brooklyn Loop, Explore Harlem Loop, Discover NYC by Night Tour. Valid for 2 days.
  3. 2 Day Deluxe Package with Empire State Building: includes unlimited boarding for 2 days on Explore Uptown & Explore Downtown Loops. Explore Brooklyn, Explore Harlem, Discover NYC by Night, a 1-hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise & entry to Empire State Building.

Explore Downtown Loop

The Downtown Loop is the perfect way to explore Lower Manhattan including well-known neighborhoods such as the Flatiron District, Union Square, Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho & NoHo, Greenwich Village & the East Village, Chelsea, and the Financial District. You will get to wander around Wall St. to see the Stock Exchange and charging bull, and eat your way through Little Italy and Chinatown. You will also find the Brooklyn Bridge and access to the supplier's Brooklyn Loop and a sightseeing cruise on the Downtown Loop.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Operates: Summer Hours 8:00 am –6:00 pm and Winter Hours until 5:00 pm
  • Frequency: every 15-20 minutes

Explore Uptown Loop

The Uptown Loop is a great way to explore the Upper East Side. Here you will find some of New York’s most popular museums. So if you want to know more about New York’s history and the fine arts, you should choose this tour. You can explore the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Furthermore, the loop takes you through Midtown, passing by the Grand Central Terminal and the world-famous brand stores on Madison Avenue.

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Operates: Summer Hours 9:00 am -6:00 pm and Winter Hours until 5:00 pm.
  • Frequency: every 20-25 minutes.

Explore Brooklyn Tour

On this tour, you can discover Brooklyn as you make your way across the historic Manhattan Bridge. Brooklyn is the most populated area of New York, featuring 350 years of history and an incredible collection of celebrities, artists, landmarks, and culture. You can enjoy the sights of downtown Brooklyn as you pass by the Barclay Center and the Grand Army Plaza. Hop off the tour bus to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or just wander through the Brownstones and culture-filled streets.

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Operates: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes

Discover NYC by Night Tour

Get on this tour to experience panoramic views of the city that never sleeps. Discover the city’s beautiful lights as you drive through Times Square, lower Manhattan, and cross over the Manhattan Bridge. The tour will finish with views of the famous Radio City Music Hall, which is home to the Christmas Spectacular Rockettes.

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Operates: Summer Hours 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Winter Hours 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes

NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art Entry Ticket

If you would like to see some of the finest art that the city has to offer you should go on this tour; “NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art Entry Ticket”. With this ticket, you can visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is one of the world's finest art galleries. Here you will find 17 curatorial collections featuring over 2 million works of art. The art dates all the way back to ancient Egypt to the modern-day today. Also, remember that you can benefit from same-day admission to The Met Cloisters with this ticket.

Now you have the opportunity to explore New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art at The Met Fifth Avenue. Get ready to enjoy New York City’s most visited attraction and discover the massive collection of one of the largest and finest art museums in the world.

Your admission ticket includes entry to different exhibitions as well as same-day entry to both Met locations. The Met is home to almost 2 million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years. The art is representing the best of human creativity from around the globe. The collections are divided into several curatorial departments housed in the main building on Fifth Avenue and at The Met Cloisters in Upper Manhattan.

At Met, you can listen to the audio guide on the free web app for your smartphone. Simply connect to The Met's free Wi-Fi to access the audio guide during your visit.

NYC: Empire State Building VIP Guided Tour

Do not miss the chance to enjoy iconic views from the Empire State Building and discover this monument in style. You can do this by getting a ticket to this tour; “NYC: Empire State Building VIP Guided Tour”.

This is your chance to explore this world-famous landmark on a guided experience and get an insider’s look at the Empire State Building. Visitors can choose between two tour options; 1) a VIP small-group tour, or 2) an all-access private tour.

With this ticket, you will get priority access throughout the tour, including VIP entry to the building and skip-the-line access to the 86th-floor observatory. You will visit the Art Deco Lobby, the Celebrity Walk, and see exhibits celebrating the building’s history.

You can also choose to upgrade to the private, all-access option to experience the Empire State Building in style. Here you will be shown the VIP entry into the building. You can rest in the Celebrity Green Room and browse the memorabilia case. Before your guided tour you will also be offered a champagne toast, soft drinks, snacks, coffee, and tea.

NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

With a ticket to this tour; “NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour”, you can get yourself ready to experience up to three amazing sights in NYC.

First, you will get on a 30-minute live guided tour of Battery Park where you will learn all about the unique history of Battery Park. The 25-acre green park is located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. The park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore.

Next, you will cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. This momentum was built by Gustave Eiffel. Here you can take a self-guided tour with audio headsets that comes in multiple languages.

Your final destination will be Ellis Island where you can absorb yourself in the moving stories of the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Here you should pick up your multilingual audio guide on arrival and explore this amazing place on your own.

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