New York in One Day Sightseeing Tour

First time trip to New York City?
Avoid the hop-on hop-off tours that keep you waiting for the next bus to come along. Try this all-guided combination bus, walking and boat tour of New York’s top attractions. Someone will be with you the entire five and a half hours. Start off on a 35-passanger air conditioned bus. Tour New York harbor by boat.

You’ll see New York City’s major sites on this tour, including Times Square, the World Trade Center Site, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Strawberry Fields. You will also see the Statue of Liberty up close from the boat, and have wonderful photo opportunities of the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.

The tour leaves 3 times each day,  returning to Times Square. Right now you can save $35 by booking online.
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Times Square and The Ride in New York, NY

Times Square New York CityOK, so every tourist in the world who comes to New York City eventually goes to Times Square. That doesn’t mean YOU shouldn’t go there. It has to be one of the safest places to be in NYC, late at night, on the streets. Especially if you can walk home. The best deal going has to be the Best Western Plus “President Hotel at Times Square”. Check out a map to the hotel. You can walk from the hotel to not only Times Square, but also Radio City Music Hall and “The Rock” (Rockefeller Center).

If you ever wanted to go to a Broadway (or off-Broadway) show, this is the theater district where you will wind up any way. Lots of restaurants of every price and description.

One of the newest New York things to experience is “The Ride“. Imagine a tour bus with all the seats facing the sidewalk, making all of Manhattan a stage. Along with the usual landmarks, you will see the people on the streets, coming and going, and some doing street performances. You never know what to expect on this 75-minute ride. Just be sure to get your tickets in advance online, especially if you want to take the tour at a specific time or day.

The Heart of New York City

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times SquareWhen you come to New York City, you may as well stay in a hotel in the heart of the city, where you can walk or easily get to everything you want to see and do.

The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square South hotel is located between Times Square, the Theater District and the Fashion District just two blocks from Bryant Park. Hotel Map

The best tour deal going: New York CityPASS includes tickets to the following must-see attractions:

  • Empire State Building Observatory and one audio tour
  • American Museum of Natural History, with one Space Show
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes all special exhibitions and same-day admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens)
  • Option Ticket 1: Guggenheim Museum and one audio tour OR Top of the Rock admission
  • Option Ticket 2: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (includes admission to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum) OR a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise (your choice of a two-hour Semi-Circle Cruise, a two-hour Harbor Lights Cruise, a 75-minute Liberty Cruise, or The Beast speedboat tour)

Special Offer! – Save up to USD$67 on six attractions (including the ferry ticket to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island) with one CityPASS – that’s a saving of 45%, plus, you won’t wait in long ticket lines! – Book Now!

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Phantom of the Opera On Broadway

Phantom of the Opera On BroadwayEnjoy the longest running show still on New York’s Broadway:
Phantom of the Opera.

Special pricing is available online here through the end of March 2100.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this great show at prices far below what you will pay at the box office.


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Times Square, New York Times Square is certainly one of the places you will want to go when you are in New York, especially at night. Droves of people are out, the neon lights light up the streets and the many clubs, shows and restaurants will keep you in constant amazement.

 Here is a listing for tickets to the major Broadway shows in and around Times Square. Our favorite this last time was Chicago on Broadway. We ordered the tickets online. Even though we couldn’t select our seats online, we wound up with 6th row center seats at about half the box-office price!

For getting around to see as much as possible without the expense of cabs, take the New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Lots of street vendor sell tour tickets, but you never know if you are getting the best price. Check online before you go there and get discounted tickets.

One more way to see everything is to get the New York CityPass which gets you into:

  • Empire State Building Observatory and one audio tour
  • American Museum of Natural history, with one Space Show
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Guggenheim Museum OR Top of the Rock admission
  • Circle Line cruise OR Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket and General Admission
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