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  • A New York Party Cruise

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    New York has no shortage of places to party. There is an endless supply of hipster bars, outdoor restaurants and rooftop bashes, and that doesn’t even include the apartment parties your friends and co-workers are throwing. It’s the city that never sleeps, and almost always parties. So ditch the usual scene and try something new with a New York Party Cruise. There’s nothing better than drinks and dancing as you coast by the Statue of Liberty or the Brooklyn Bridge aboard one of the city’s finest nightly cruise ships. NYC night cruises are a hot new trend in sightseeing; where you can meet new people and dance the night away without ever having to wait in line.
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  • Double the Fun: Ride the Tour de Bronx, Then Relax on a Double-Decker Bus Tour!



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    Visitors and residents of New York City have two great ways to get a new view of the Bronx: by bike and by bus. Ride along the pathways, parks and shoreline on the Tour de Bronx for the scenic view, then join a City Sights double-decker Bronx Tour for a guided tour with an elevated perspective. Try both for a multi-faceted way to experience the birthplace of hip-hop and the home of the legendary Yankees.
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  • 5 Cruises for Enjoying the Fall Foliage from NYC

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    One of the most memorable things about the fall in New York City is the gorgeous cascade of colors that greet the eye. If you want to take in as much of the fall foliage experience as possible, you may be interested in taking boat tours through the area. The peak time for these excursions is typically from the end of September through November. While NYC offers more visitor attractions that practically any other place in the world, there are only a few that highlight just how breathtaking the scenery is in the autumn. Here are 5 cruises for enjoying the fall foliage from NYC.
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  • Cabaret on a Sailboat

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    One of the popular tourist attractions when visiting New York City is a boat tour, whether it is to get a closer view of the Statue of Liberty, venture around the island of Manhattan, or learn about the different bridges and waterways. This is a great and unique way to see parts of the city, especially on warm sunny days.
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  • Brace Yourself for New York Excitement with the Big Four Combo

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    If you are visiting New York City, the Big Four Combo may be a smart purchase. It consists of seven different tours and views of popular sites, and the ticket saves you quite a bit of money.
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  • 4 Things to Do and See in Harlem

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    New York City has a lot to offer tourists, with each of the five boroughs providing seemingly endless options for food, dining, entertainment and lodging. One of the most commonly forgotten neighborhoods for visitors is Harlem, but this area is full of vibrant, interesting stops that should be on everyone's NYC itinerary, from a Harlem gospel tour to a traditional jazz concert. Whether you plan to stop in Harlem for a quick visit or really want to explore the rich history of one of New York's most interesting places, there is plenty to see and do while you are there.
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  • The Magic of New York City Helicopter Tours

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    Helicopter tours have become popular for locations ranging from Mount Rushmore to Maui—but there’s no place suited to aerial tours quite like New York City. When panoramic city views are combined with the magic of flight, New York City sightseeing helicopter tours become an absolutely unforgettable experience.
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  • See New York City from a New Perspective

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    New York City is one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the country. Not only is this landmark metropolis home to legendary sports teams and world-renowned arts and entertainment venues, it is full of fascinating history and culture that visitors can experience for themselves. Guided walking tours are a great way to personally see some of the most noteworthy landmarks, points of historical interest, and curious features of this exciting location. Best of all, visitors can see for themselves the places where important events took place. This kind of experience is rarely encountered except in a place like New York City.
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  • Roam the City at Your Pace With a Freestyle New York Tour

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    Have you ever wanted to visit New York? Riding along through the city in a bright red, double-decker bus, you will be immersed in the variety of cultural offerings from uptown to downtown, Brooklyn and the Bronx as well as an exciting night tour. The Freestyle New York tour includes 72 hours in which to enjoy five distinct tours and amazing attraction options, so you can see the sights of the city in an easy, flexible plan. Linger where you like, and follow your curiosity with the hop-on, hop-off tours (meaning that for all but the Bronx and the Night tours you are free to come and go as you please). The easy-to-spot busses depart every 25-30 minutes at each location allowing you the freedom to explore the fabulous New York City at your pace.
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  • Experience NYC On Board the Best Sightseeing Cruises

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    By reputation, New York City is already one of the biggest cities in the world. Yet few realize before they get here how big the city itself actually is. Most come to the Big Apple with a laundry list of places that they want to visit and then find that a single week doesn’t allow enough time to see everything. Thankfully, Manhattan is an island, and thus those wanting to get a comprehensive view of the city can do so aboard an afternoon or evening cruise along the East and Hudson Rivers. Yet don’t make the mistake of thinking that all of these cruises are the same; if you want to best views, you’ve got to find the best New York City sightseeing cruises.

    Great Voyages with Even Greater Views

    With all of the different sightseeing cruise options out there, it’s difficult to give one particular company that title of the best. However, a few have certainly separated themselves from the pack. These include:

    The Water Taxi’s Hop On/Hop Off Service: If you already have a good idea about what particular sights that you want to see, this cruise may be your best option. It makes five scheduled stops along its route, so you can see what you want to see, then hop off and go and explore the rest of the city.
    The Zephyr Yacht Harbor Cruise: Who hasn’t seen at least one movie that shows a pair of Hollywood stars sailing around Manhattan on a yacht? Well, here’s your chance to get the same view on board the same craft. You’ll cruise past all of NYC’s most popular attractions, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
    The Circle Line SHARK Speedboat Tour: Do you happen to think sightseeing is for old people? Would rather take in all of New York City in a thrilling 30 minutes? You can on board the SHARK Speedboat. Part tour, part thrill ride, the SHARK is a great way for families with teens and tweens to breathe a little more fun into their vacation.
    The Circle Line Full Island Cruise: Looking for a relaxing way to spend half a day? The Circle Line Full Island Cruise is a three-hour tour along the entirety of the island, giving you great views of all of the city’s most popular attractions. Comfortable on-deck seating and concession options allow you to sit back, relax, and just soak in the sights.

    Your trip to the Big Apple is sure to be one that will produce memories that you and your family will treasure for years to come. Don’t cut those memorable moments short by not being able to see everything that NYC has to offer. Get away from the maddening crowds on the streets of Manhattan and get a full view of this world-class city on any one of the aforementioned world-class cruise lines.