One of the great things about visiting New York City is that you can see the whole thing in one day! While of course you can’t actually “see” all that there is to see in one day, visitors to New York City can take a survey of the city in any one of the many New York City bus tours which exists. Getting whisked around a place like New York City in something as cumbersome as a tour bus seems almost antithetical to the New York City experience, but indeed it’s true. These busses take the roads less traveled yet they are still able to get the full flavor of the New York City cityscape with knowledgeable guides helping to direct you which way to look to get the most possible.
City Sights NY: One of the most popular and most prominent bus touring outfits in New York City is the City Sights NY tours (1). These double-decker busses can be as involved or not as you’d like. That is if you know where you’d like to go and one of the City Sights NY tour busses happens to be happening by, you can hop right on. If you’d like to be taken all over the city or if you’d like to just see something specific, the City Sights NY blue double deck tour busses is your ticket!
A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours: If you’d like to take a different route and you think you’ve seen everything there is in Manhattan, consider hopping on the A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (2). These tours take off from the east side of Manhattan and include a ‘pizza tour’ which takes you on a four and a half hour tour and covers pizza! “From award winning Neapolitan-style pizza at Grimaldi’s under the Brooklyn Bridge…to the legendary Sicilian-style pizza at L&B Spumondi Gardens in Bensonhurst,” A Slice of Brooklyn’s got you covered. The A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza tour is truly an original. They also host a neighborhood tour and a Christmas Lights tour.
Gray Line Bus Tours: Wherever you’re entering the City from on public transit; Penn Station, Port Authority, or Grand Central. Whether you’re taking in the sights of SoHo or the lights of Times Square, you are almost guaranteed to see the Gray Line (3) buskers out in full force. The Gray Line Bus Tours is another double-decker variety, color coded red. The Gray Line Bus Tours hit all the best spots from the Rockefeller Center to the South Street Seaport. Guests on Gray Line get their choice of tickets to a variety of attractions including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, or The Empire State Building among others.
In the end one really needs to decide where they want to go in New York City and find a bus tour which complements their needs. Fortunately for visitors who are new to the area, these three and other bus tours are always operating in the City that Never Sleeps!