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Are you planning a trip to The Big Apple? If so, then you should consider taking a helicopter ride over NYC to get a bird’s eye view of the many legendary landmarks, islands, and mighty rivers the city has to offer.
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The New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour operated by Zip Tours, allows visitors to soar over Manhattan’s most iconic sites and is among the best helicopter tours in New York City.
About New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
The following information contains everything you need to know about this top-rated NYC helicopter tour:
What Attractions Will You See?
The New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour from Zip Tours is one of the best available because it offers additional flight time to provide visitors with a look at Governor’s Island. This location used to serve as a US Army post during the Revolutionary War. Here’s a look at other famous landmarks that this helicopter ride NYC flies over:
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island
- One World Trade Center
- Empire State Building
- Hudson Yards
- Times Square
- Central Park
- George Washington Bridge
- Manhattan Bridge
What Is the Ride Duration?
This helicopter ride over NYC lasts between 18 and 20-minutes.
What Route Does This Helicopter Tour NYC Follow?
After departing from the heliport, the first sight visitors see is the legendary Governor’s Island. The helicopter then gets up-close and personal with the beautiful Statue of Liberty, in which visitors should have their cameras ready to capture the perfect photos of America’s most powerful landmark. The next stop is a sobering reminder of one of our nation’s worst tragedies with views of the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero at One World Trade Center.
After this, the helicopter ascends north, following along the robust Hudson River, where visitors will be presented with two iconic art-deco buildings: the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. Continuing north, the next stop is NYC’s tribute to nature and its most famous park, Central Park. Following this, visitors can expect to then see the George Washington Bridge, the famed Times Square, and the legendary Madison Square Garden.
Finishing up the tour, the helicopter travels back toward the river, where visitors enjoy a close look at the WWII warship known as the USS Intrepid. The last stop on the tour is a view of the nation’s tribute to immigration known as Ellis Island.
Scenic Helicopter Ride NYC Price
The price of this flight begins at $289. This includes the cost of the ticket and all local and state taxes. However, keep in mind that gratuities, heliport/security fees, and hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included in the helicopter ride NYC price.
The New York Manhattan scenic helicopter ride over NYC departs and returns from 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA.
This helicopter ride NYC allows you to view every famous site that New York City has to offer without having to worry about battling large crowds on the ground. Furthermore, this is an exhilarating experience, and it provides the best vantage point to capture remarkable photos.
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