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Harbor Line Cruise
One of the most relaxing ways to take in the sights of New York City is to take a Harbor Line Cruise. With day and nighttime tours, the cruise offers spectacular views at any time of day. Whether you want to see the City skylines, modern architecture, or the change of seasons, a cruise is a great activity for everyone. Some of the more unique experiences on a Harbor Line Cruise include the Fall Foliage Cruise, Champagne Sunset Cruise, Manhattan Brunch Cruise, and even an Evening Jazz Cruise.
Museums: The Met, Whitney, MoMA, Botanical Gardens
New York City has no shortage of beautiful collections of art. With multiple renowned museums to visit, a tour of any of them can be a great start to the ultimate New York experience. Take a special tour of the Met focusing on treasures from Ancient Greece and Rome as well as European mastery in their new galleries. Tours can range anywhere from two to four hours depending on how much guests want to explore the museum. After you’ve perused the Met, there’s still the Whitney, MoMA, and the Botanical Gardens to visit.
Of the countless things New York City is renowned for, it’s the Broadway plays and musicals that truly set the tone for a city full of life. The best talent in the world fills the stages of every performance, and there is something for everyone. From classics to new premieres, Broadway is a place of dreams and fantasy.
For an extra-special experience, take advantage of the Meet a Pro, See Their Show tour. You will be greeted by a Broadway cast member before the show for a visit with the actors to learn about their part as well as some behind-the-scenes action. Once the actors head out to get ready, you take your seat to enjoy the show. And then after the curtain falls, you’ll be whisked away to the stage door where you can have an insider look at what goes on backstage and even take pictures on the stage itself. It’s a true insider’s tour of Broadway.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is the heart of the Upper West Side of Manhattan and offers a huge variety of events. Offering performances since 1962, the center consistently invites guests to experience art in various ways including dance, music, theater, film, and opera. The performing arts center is nestled among several educational institutions along with a wide array of shopping, dining, and cultural excursions. The schedule is continually changing, so be sure to see what’s in town when you are. Lincoln Center is a fun place to sit back and absorb the beauty of both the City and the arts.
Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn
While some of the more well-known areas of New York City are great to see, don’t overlook the surrounding boroughs. There is more to NYC than just the typical tourist spots. For a unique NYC experience, try a guided tour all around the boroughs. On this tour, you’ll venture into Harlem to learn about the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s and to see the famous Apollo Theater. Then, you’ll make your way into the Bronx to discover countless historical sites and be woven into yet another thread of the fabric of New York.
Once you leave the Bronx and make your way through Queens, your last stop will be Brooklyn. This borough is a city unto itself and is a mix of traditional and hip, city and suburb, historic and cutting edge, cultured and gritty. You’ll enter at the northern edge and travel through Williamsburg (including the large Hasidic Community), Ft. Greene, Brooklyn Heights, and DUMBO. This guided tour all around the boroughs is a great way to explore a more surprising side of New York City.
Classic film tour of NYC
Are you a classic film lover? This tour is for anyone who loves to see various filming locations for some of the most beloved films. The TCM Tour bus takes guests to more than 60 filming locations all over Manhattan while seeing how much has changed since the movies first premiered. Guests who loved Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s can visit her apartment, see the subway grate where Marilyn Monroe stood, and the Queensboro bridge from the iconic Manhattan. With this tour, you can combine the various sights of Manhattan with famous pop-culture filming locations.
New York City has a plethora of activities for everyone to enjoy. From tours to shows, New York City is teeming with life at every turn. Add the thousands of cool places to eat and views showcasing the Hudson or the City skyline, and there will never be a dull moment during your ultimate New York Experience.
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