It’s been said that New York City is the greatest city globally, with a strong argument to support this claim. It can be hard to know where to start and what you should see first with so much going on. If you’re in NYC and you don’t know what to do? Well, we’ve got a few ideas for you! Whether it’s your first time in the city or if you want to see something new, these are some of the coolest places that you can visit within a day.
- Hire a helicopter
Choose from several different helicopters available at the time of booking, so you can choose one that best suits your needs and budget. A helicopter is an excellent choice for first-time flyers as its doors are specially designed with window panels giving passengers a full view out—no more awkward straining. Take off on some amazing New York adventures in this state-of-the-art flying machine.
Sit back and relax during the flight while enjoying breathtaking aerial views of Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge or Statue of Liberty. There’s truly no better way to experience NYC than by taking a helicopter ride over it all.
- A boat tour
There are a couple of boat services that you can take to see the New York skyline and Statue of Liberty. You can even get an all-day ticket for unlimited rides on one company’s boats, which include dinner cruises with live music in addition to regular sightseeing tours.
- Rent a bike
If you want to see the city from a different perspective, this is an excellent way. Many people tend to get overwhelmed when they first think about biking in NYC because it can be dangerous, and not everyone knows how or has a means of transportation that will allow them to do so while still keeping up with their itinerary.
- Hop on, hop off the bus
This is a great way to see the whole of Manhattan island. Two bus companies offer this service. Both have good quality buses with helpful staff who will give you tips on where to go next. You can hop off at any stop along the route for as long as your ticket allows, then jump back on when you’re ready. The cost varies depending on which company you choose – expect to pay around $50-60 USD per adult or child from 12 years old upwards.
- Walk and take public transport
Even though it is a big city, getting around New York City will not be too difficult. If you are staying in Manhattan for most of your trip (which we highly recommend), then walking and taking public transport should suffice; however, if you want to venture into Brooklyn or Queens, renting bikes may prove more useful than taking the subway.
The Bottom Line
There are so many things to do in New York City. No matter what you like, there is an activity for everyone. If you have one full day to spend here, then it won’t be enough time. However, for the best of experience, you must hire a helicopter for a day’s tour.