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No trip to New York is complete without a helicopter ride over NYC. With everything the Big Apple has to offer, it can be difficult seeing all the mighty rivers, iconic sights, and historical landmarks in one trip. However, the easiest way to accomplish this is by boarding a state-of-the-art helicopter and enjoying the ride.
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The Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island helicopter ride NYC by Helicopter Flight Services is one of the most comprehensive tours available. You’ll see sights such as the Chrysler Building, Statue of Liberty, General Grant National Memorial, and so much more.
About The Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island Helicopter Tour NYC
There are so many helicopter tours in New York City from which to choose that it can be hard to pick the right one for you. So, here’s everything you need to know about this option:What Attractions Will You See?
If you’re looking to see every famed sight NYC has to offer, then this is the tour for you! It features the most extensive list of locations, in which visitors can expect to see sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, and Central Park. Other attractions this helicopter ride NYC will take you over include:
- Yankee Stadium
- Ellis Island
- Statue of Liberty
- Staten Island
- Manhattan Bridge
- Verrazano Narrows Bridge
- Columbia University
- Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
- One World Trade Center
- Hudson Yards
- Times Square
What Is The Ride Duration?
The ride duration is between 25 and 30-minutes, which is longer than most other helicopter rides over NYC.
What Route Does This Helicopter Tour NYC Follow?
After takeoff from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, the first sight to see is the famed Brooklyn Bridge, after which visitors come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty. Next are two New York City’s most famous buildings, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.
Continuing on, guests will then have a chance to view the iconic Ellis Island. This island is such an essential part of America’s history because over 20 million immigrants were processed through it for entry to the United States. Next, don’t miss the famous Rockefeller Center and all of its 22-acre glory.
Passengers are then shown one of the most celebrated parks in North America, Central Park, and given a front-row seat to see the legendary General Grant National Memorial. The flight then takes visitors past Coney Island, Yankee Stadium, the Hudson River, and the George Washington Bridge.
From here, the helicopter soars past the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, which was first opened in 1899 and features Gothic Revival and Romanesque Revival architecture. The next stop is the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, home to the USS Intrepid, submarines, spacecraft, and the world’s fastest fighter jets. After this, the next sights are Columbia University, Brookfield Place, and Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
Finishing up the trip, visitors have a chance to view Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, the New York Harbor, Palisades Interstate Park, and finally, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum as well as One World Trade Center.
Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island Tour – Helicopter Ride NYC Price
The Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island Tour price is $374. Included in this helicopter ride NYC price is live commentary onboard a helicopter that features floor-to-ceiling windows and a climate-controlled cabin. It is a shared ride, so there may be other travelers present. Also included in the price are facility and heliport fees as well as a fuel charge. Hotel pickup and drop-off are not included, but there are souvenir photos available for purchase.
Departure and return are at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport that is located at 6 East River Greenway, Bikeway, New York, NY 10004.
When choosing a helicopter ride over NYC, be sure to consider this tour. It features the most sights and all fees are included in the price already. The best part is there are lots of great opportunities to take gorgeous photos, and the memories will last a lifetime.
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