New York City - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

New York City - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

One of the best things about New York City is that it lets you see, do, and eat almost anything you want. Whether you want to watch a Broadway show, experience the popular New York nightlife, or simply take a stroll through the popular Times Square, the Big Apple will give you the opportunity to do just that. You can start with the standard sightseeing tours and activities, like visiting well-known landmarks like the State of Liberty, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and One World Trade Center. However, one of the top things to do in New York City involve food and drinks: in this culinary capital, you’ll find a wide range of cuisines from all over the world and get your hands on artisanal products.

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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EXPERTLY-GUIDEDGet accompanied by a licensed NYC tour guide, who will hop off at each stop to provide you with a...

Duration:6 hours

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Skip the Line: 9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan preserves the history of the attacks on the World Trade Center, and document...

Duration:2 hours

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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Take to the Manhattan skies for an exciting helicopter tour of New York City! Enjoy spectacular aerial views of Manhatta...

Duration:15 minutes

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Washington DC Day Tour from New York City

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Venture off to our nation's capital on this New York to Washington DC day trip with all transportation and entrance fees...

Duration:14 hours

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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Fam...

Duration:45 minutes


New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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Enjoy this fascinating 90 minute group tour that introduces you to all of the secrets of the Basilica of St. Patrick's O...

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Monument Tour NYC

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you ...

Duration:3 to 5 hours

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NYC Ground Zero, 9/11 Memorial, One World Observatory Tour

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This full experience of September 11th sites in Manhattan includes a 90-minute guided walking tour of Ground Zero and th...

Duration:5 hours

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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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There are a million things to experience in New York City, but this is one in a million. Located at the top three floors...

Duration:2 hours

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2-Day Niagara Falls and Tannersville Tour from New York by Bus

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Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind and enjoy a relaxing 2-day overnight trip to Niagara Falls. You'll t...

Duration:2 days


New York CityPASS

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New York CityPASS® - See world-class art, fascinating science, important history, and incredible views—from the sky AND ...

Duration:30 days

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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

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Daytime or night - anytime is the right time to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Perched 70 stories above the...

Duration:1 hour

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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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Take to the skies on a helicopter tour to see New York's amazing skyline! On this scenic 18-20-minute helicopter flight ...

Duration:20 minutes

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NYC 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour with Museum Option

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Gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and t...

Duration:2 to 4 hours

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Washington DC Day Trip from New York City

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Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You'll capture the spirit of "the...

Duration:11 to 13 hours

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Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York City

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Explore the countryside outside New York on a day trip to Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home of the Amish people. Y...

Duration:11 to 13 hours

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Ultimate NYC Helicopter Tour

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The Ultimate NYC Tour does everything from the Taste of NYC and NYC Skyline tours, and then adds in other Big Apple favo...

Duration:20 to 25 minutes

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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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See New York City's most famous lady, the Statue of Liberty. You'll take an early ferry to Liberty Island without waitin...

Duration:4 hours

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Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to New York City Airports

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At the end of your time in New York, the last thing you want to do is find a cab and pay an exorbitant fee to get to the...

Duration:55 minutes

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Sex and the City Hotspots New York City Tour

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Follow in the fancy footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda on a 'Sex and the City' tour! You'll conquer Ne...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket

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Gain exclusive access to the Statue of Liberty on this once-in-a lifetime, 4-hour, private tour. With a tour guide who i...

Duration:4 hours

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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions a...

Duration:60 to 120 minutes

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Private Arrival Transfer NYC Airports JFK LGA EWR to Manhattan

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Don't stress about finding a taxi at one of New York City's busy airports. Instead, book a great-value private car in ad...

Duration:30 to 90 minutes

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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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Spend Sunday morning in Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York. You'll join a local church congregation and ...

Duration:4 hours

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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Seated in comfort, experience all the sights of Manhattan from the air on a 17-20 minute helicopter flight. Enjoy bird's...

Duration:17 to 20 minutes

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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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Feel the history while flying over true American treasures on the Taste of NYC Tour.On this tour you will fly ov...

Duration:12 to 15 minutes

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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Create your own sightseeing itinerary with the New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour! A hop-on-hop-off bus tour is the ideal...

Duration:120 to 180 minutes

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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City

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See the historical sights and famous universities of the Boston area on this full-day trip from New York City. After a s...

Duration:11 to 13 hours

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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind big apple experience. On this full day guided tour, enjoy an authentic New York expe...

Duration:7 hours

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VIP: Mornings at MoMA Ticket

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Join us for tours of MoMA's galleries before they open to the public. See modern masterworks by artists such as Henri Ma...

Duration:1 hour

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New York City - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

New York City, also known as the Big Apple, is the most populous city in the US, lying at the mouth of the Hudson River in the southernmost part of New York. The city is a center for culture, media, art, fashion, food, finance and trade. It has one of the largest and most famous skylines in the world, which is dominated by the iconic Empire State Building. If you are planning a trip to this city, here are helpful tips that you can pick up:

Sightseeing destinations in New York City

The city consists of five boroughs that each have a unique culture and individual neighborhoods that have personalities lauded in film and music. These include Manhattan, which is the famous island between the Hudson and East Rivers; Brooklyn, which is known for its music venues, artists, beaches and Coney Island; Queens, which is the home of the city’s two major airports, the US Open Tennis Center, New York Mets professional baseball team and the city’s second-largest Chinatown; Bronx, which is home to the New York Yankees professional baseball team, Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens; and the Staten Island, which has a suburban characrter.

Top tour activities in New York City

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city, and to help narrow down your list, here are the activities that should prioritize:

  • Explore the Brooklyn Flea - You will be able to shop for one-of-a-kind vintage finds from the plethora of vendors who gather at the at the Brooklyn Flea, which cover a few neighborhoods around the boroughs.
  • Walk the Brooklyn Botanic Garden - This activity will allow you to see a Japanese hill-and-pond garden, a rose garden and more than 200 cherry trees.
  • Watch an experimental theater performance - Go to an experimental theater performance, such as “Sleep No More”, which is an interactive performance of “Macbeth” that takes place in McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea.

Top tour attractions in New York City

With all the great attractions in this city, here are those that are considered the top-rated:

  • Statue of Liberty and Battery Park - France’s gift to the US, the Statue of Liberty was built in 1886 on the Liberty Island and has remained a famous world symbol of freedom. It offers a fine view of the New York Harbor and lower Manhattan. You will be able to see the statue from the Battery Park that sits on the southern tip of Manhattan.
  • Empire State Building - This building is one of the most famous landmarks in New York, standing 381 meters tall. It is topped with a mooring mast for airships and has become a symbol for the city immediately when it opened in 1931.
  • Central Park - The playground of New Yorkers, this huge park is one of the things that make the city a beautiful place and not just a concrete jungle. It has many attractions within its borders that have been featured in countless movies and TV shows.

New York City sightseeing tours and activities

To make the most out of your vacation in this great city, check out all New York City sightseeing tours and activities here at La Vacanza Travel.