Three Great Ways to Tour NYC
Simon De Beauvoir once said, “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.”
Indeed, New York City is a movable feast in its own right. Whether you are a transplant, born and raised in Big Apple, or the occasional visitor that is looking to tour the city, New York city can be a proverbial playground of sorts. With so many things to do and places to go, it can be difficult to tour NYC in a way that serves it justice.
A great way to tour NYC in one fell swoop is by taking a bus tour. Bus tours are a common means getting from place to place on vacation. Currently, there are 16,000 vans and shuttles used for transportation, and approximately 630 million passenger trips are made across the United States and Canada each year. This method of transport is also sustainable, as it emits the least carbon dioxide per passenger as compared to other vehicles, and its energy efficiency is six times greater. NYC bus tours allow you to get from location to location without having to worry about the hassle of directions, subways, and deciding where to go next. These NYC bus tours are excellent for special events, such as birthdays or family vacations.
The next time you tour NYC by bus, be sure to check out these three attractions:
- Times Square
Often referred to as “The Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is perhaps the most quintessentially “New York” attraction of all of Manhattan. Located between West 42nd and West 47th, Times Square is home to many of the city’s most popular attractions, including Broadway productions and popular restaurants such as Bubba Gump’s. This part of New York will dazzle you and leave you wide-eyed!
- Battery Park
Located downtown, Battery Park is a 200 year old historic Manhattan site. The park is host to a beautiful waterfront, across which you can see the Statue of Liberty. You are also a short ferry ride away from Ellis Island, one of the country’s first and most renowned immigrant receiving centers.
- Yankee Stadium
If you tour NYC without going to a ball game, then you’re doing it wrong! Located in the Bronx, Yankee Stadium is home to one of New York’s major league baseball teams. This new stadium, which cost around $2 billion, opened in 2009. Come see the Yankees bat it out in their home stadium!