Si algo llama la atención en esta ciudad son sus edificios,
reflejo de la evolución del arte arquitectónico
sobre todo a partir del siglo XIX. Podrás visitar edificios
de carácter religioso, como Catedral
de St. John the Divine, considerada como la catedral gótica
más grande del mundo, la Capilla
de St Paul o la Catedral
de St. Patrick entre otros, además de edificios de
carácter civil, entre los que cabe destacar el edifico
construido en 1930 y símbolo del ArtDeco, el edificio
Flatiron, primer rascacielos de Nueva York, o el mundialmente
No debes olvidar tampoco visitar el World Trade Center, donde
anteriormente se levantaban las Torres Gemelas y que hoy en día,
tras los atentados terroristas, está en proceso de reestructuración.
Junto al corazón financiero de la ciudad, y prácticamente
de EE.UU., no dudes en visitar también el edificio de las
Square y Broadway,
centro teatral por excelencia, o el Madison Square Garden.
Después de tantas visitas a tantos sitios interesantes,
nada mejor que relajarse en uno de los parques que la ciudad posee
distribuidos a lo largo de todos los distritos. Sin duda no puedes
estar en Nueva York sin visitar el famoso Central Park, considerado
el pulmón de la ciudad debido a su gran extensión.
Pero si no se encuentra a tu alcance en el momento de tu descanso,
prueba con parques como el Battery Park o el Washington Square
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAILS -- Albany Express Trails
makes daily shopping trips to Woodbury Common, which is “considered
the world‚s largest outlet center” where you can find hundreds of
specialty stores such as Gucci, Escada, Burberry, and Polo, and
Ralph Lauren. This can be a great day trip and a perfect opportunity
to get a taste of shopping outside the city. Special offer: $10 each
way + a bonus coupon book worth hundreds of dollars in additional
savings. Reservations: 718-302-1010; 1-866-4-WOODBURY, or book
CENTRAL PARK BICYCLE
Explore Central Park on a leisurely
two-hour tour to Strawberry Fields & places of interest only seen in movies. A combination
of exercise & sightseeing. This tour is a surefire way to see
the sights & secrets of the Park in a comfortable setting. Daily
escorted tours leave from 2 Columbus Circle (59th St. & Bdwy.).
Call for schedule. Reserve rental & escort for $35. Want to
experience the Park on your own? Inquire about individual bicycle
rentals by the hour/day. Info: 606-2270; reservations: 541-8759.
CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING
CRUISES -- NYC's best sightseeing &
cruises! Pier 83, W. 42nd St & 12th Ave. See
spectacular views of Manhattan as knowledgeable guides point out the
famous landmarks. Many cruises to choose from: 75-minute, 2, &
3-hour cruises and the 2-hour romantic sunset harbor lights cruise.
Don't miss The Beast, a thrilling 30-minute speedboat ride.
CIRCLE LINE-- STATUE OF LIBERTY
FERRY -- Experience their one-hour narrated
tour of lower New York Harbor and watch the
downtown skyline glitter on their twilight tour from Historic
Battery Park. Private charters, catered dinner/cocktail cruises for
all occasions. Host your special event at Ellis Island Immigration
Museum and have it unfold as part of your history. Daily sailings to
the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.
CNN: Inside CNN -- A 45-minute guided walking
experience of the CNN Studios located in the new Time Warner Center
at Columbus Circle. Journey through the history of journalism, learn
about the news gathering process, discover exciting facts about CNN journalists and the coverage of
events, and see CNN studios and newsrooms. Departs every 10 minutes
beginning at 10 a.m. 7 days a week (last departure time Mon.-Sat.,
8P.; Sun., 5P). Open every day but Christmas. For reservations, call
1-866-4CNNNYC or visit cnn.com/insidecnn.
BUILDING -- One of the magnificent seven wonders of
the world offers a romantic nightcap and an opportunity to watch the
stars come out over the greatest city in the world. Whether you’re
“Sleepless in Seattle” or having “An Affair to
Remember,” this is easily one of the most romantic spots in all of
New York City. $12 adult; $11 youth (12-17)/seniors (62+); child
(6-11), $7; children 5 and under are free. Open 7 days a week and
holidays from 9:30-12A; the last elevator to the top is at 11:30P.
350 Fifth Ave. (34 St.), 212-736-3100.
GRAY LINE NEW YORK DAY
TOURS -- Enjoy any of these self-escorted day
tours to New York's Scenic Hudson Valley including Woodbury Commons Factory Outlets; U.S. Military Academy
at West Point; Hyde Park-the home of FDR; Storm King Art Center-an
outdoor sculpture park; Sugarloaf Craft Village; Bear Mountain State
Park and Inn; Nyack-SoHo on the Hudson; and Historic Rhinebeck. Ask
about special fairs and festivals or hiking and biking. Call
212-397-2600. Extend your day tour with a Bed & Breakfast
package by calling 212-397-3807.
GRAY LINE NY
-- Daily tours by open-top
deluxe double decker buses & luxury coaches. Classic New York Tour
includes a roundtrip ferry ticket to the Statue of Liberty &
Ellis Island, a ticket to the South Street Seaport Museum, a ticket
to the Empire State Building Observatory & the ALL LOOPS TOUR, a
2-day ticket hop-on & off w/ 40+ stops from Times Square &
Broadway to Harlem to Brooklyn, & Night Tours. $35-$79.
800-669-0051. 777 Eighth Ave. btw. 47 & 48 Sts. PABT, 42nd St.
& 8th Ave.; Times Square, Bdwy. btw. 46 & 47
GRAY LINE NYC SHOWBIZ INSIDERS TOUR --
This exclusive bus tour provides an intimate look at the
behind-the-scenes of show business in New York City. A backstage
tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre, home of The Lion King, kicks
things off; then it’s on to the backstage tour of Radio City Music
Hall, where you’ll meet a Rockette; then take the NBC studio tour.
After a power lunch at Planet Hollywood, sit back and enjoy a
private performance by a Broadway star! Daily departures at 8:30A
from Gray Line Visitors Center, 777 8th Ave. bet. 47th & 48th
Sts. Tour length approx. 8 1/2 hours. $89. Reservations required;
HUDSON VALLEY DAY TRIPS
--Sightseeing, shopping, history! Gray Line and ShortLine
operate daily trips to New York's historic Hudson Valley. Visit West
Point and walk the paths of American heroes like General Patton,
Eisenhower, and MacArthur. Tour Hyde Park including the Vanderbilt
Mansion, Storm King Art Center and Bear Mountain. Shop at the world
famous Woodbury Common Factory Outlets. 150 top designers and name
brand manufacturers sell direct-to-you at incredible savings.
Coaches depart from the Gray Line Terminal in the "new" 42nd St.
between 8-9 Aves. in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. For more
information and tour prices call (800)669-0051.
HARLEM SPRITUALS/NEWYORK VISIONS-- Offers exciting neighborhood tours of
New York. Explore Harlem with Gospel tours on Sundays and Wednesdays
($39) & the popular evening soul food & jazz tours Mondays,
Thursdays and Saturdays ($95); New York Visions uncovers the hidden
treasures of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn ($39 each tour).
Available in English, French, German, Italian, & Spanish. Tours
begin at 690 8th Ave (43-44 Sts.). Info.
A hip hop look at New
TOURS -- Explore 3 decades of
music history on this interactive tour. See, hear & feel the
true meaning of the elements of hip hop culture guided by Celebrity
Pioneers, visit the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Rucker Park (Entertainers
B-Ball) and various historical landmarks in Manhattan, Harlem &
the Bronx; participate in the exclusive "Show your Skills Freestyle"
segment where you battle hip hop legends topped off with a soulful
lunch. For Reservations or more info call
IMAR -- iMar, the
Insider’s Marketplace has over 300 Unique Tours given by New York
Insiders. See the City through the eyes of a Cop, a Fashion Model, a
Chef, a Cyclist, a Night Club Hopper and hundreds of others. From
the mundane to the bizarre, from pre-dawn to after hours tours—iMar
has it all! Call 212-239-1124 for reservations.
LIBERTY HELICOPTER TOURS
-- Offering spectacular views from modern jet
helicopters of NYC¹s most famous landmarks including: Statue of
Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park & more
! 2 convenient locations in NYC. VIP Heliport (W. 30th St. &
12th Ave.) on the Hudson River operating every day of the year from
9A-9P & Downtown Manhattan Heliport (Pier 6 & the East River
minutes from South Street Seaport & Battery Park) operating
Mon-Fri from 9A-6:30P. Don¹t forget your cameras! Reservations are
required for six or more passengers.
GARDEN -- See this
world-famous arena. One-hour guided tour features: The Garden; backstage & onstage at NY’s
premier concert theater, The Theatre at MSG; the Knicks &
Rangers’ locker rooms; the luxurious suites and more. Lunch weekdays
at the popular Play by Play sports restaurant (add’l. cost). Seventh
Ave. btw. 31-33 Sts. Hourly tours: Mon.-Sat., 10A-3P; Sun., 11A-3P.
Adu. $16; chil. 12 & under $12; Group discounts. Tour schedule
and highlights subject to change. Info. 212-465-5800. Groups
NBC STUDIO TOUR-- A "Must-See" experience! The NBC
Experience Store, featuring a 3-screen high-definition theatre, is
the starting point for the 70-minute tour behind the scenes of NBC studios.
Experience a virtual interview with Jay Leno or a Wild Desk Ride
with Conan O'Brien. Go down memory lane when you visit the NBC
Museum. Souvenirs featuring NBC shows & personalities available.
Tour tickets: $17.50 for adults; $15 for seniors & children
(6-16) & groups of 4+. 30 Rockefeller Plaza (49 St. b/w 5-6
Aves.), 212-664-3700. Mention City Guide for $2.50 off
New York Helicopter
Tours -- See all of the great New York City
sights from up in the sky. 3 tours, including the 10-12 minute
Liberty Tour, the 15-17 minute Central Park Tour, and the 20 to 25 minute Grand Tour. Sights include the Statue
of Liberty, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium,
the UN, the Queensboro and Brooklyn Bridges, Battery Park, and more.
Reservations required, with major credit card. The Downtown Wall
Street Heliport (Weekdays, 9A-6:30P), W. 30th St. & 12th Ave.
VIP Heliport (Sat. & Sun., 11A-6P). Call 212-361-6060 or visit
NY PASS -- Offers
admission to 40+ of the most exciting attractions, including: Empire
State Building, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim, MoMA, Madame
Tussaud’s, American Museum of Natural History, Circle Line
Sightseeing Cruises & more. Plus, a 125-page guide book &
discounts/offers at retail shops, restaurants & theaters. At
many attractions, it gets you to the head of the line! Prices start
at $49 for adults and $39 for children. Purchase the pass online at
www.newyorkpass.com, call 877-714-1999, or visit Planet Hollywood at
1540 Broadway & 45th St.
New York Skyride
-- Located on the 2nd floor of the Empire State Building, New York
Skyride is an awesome aerial tour of NYC that sends you on a ride
around, above and even below all that the City has to offer...and
you feel the sights from the comfort of a specially-equipped,
motion-simulated, big-screen theater seat! Open daily from 10A-10P.
Tickets: adult (12+), $14.50; child (5-11), $12.50; senior (62+),
$13.50. 212-279-9777. Combination tickets available. 350 Fifth Ave.
New York TV Show
Tickets -- Discount
theatre tickets and free TV show tickets can be yours for the
asking. They offer discounts to the top Broadway shows & free
tickets to all the TV shows in NYC. Their Broadway tickets are
always cheaper than the TKTS ticket stand and you can get the
tickets in advance, so you don’t have to wait on line. TV show
tickets will get you into the elusive TV shows like Letterman and
NY Water Taxi -- Hop
aboard New York Water Taxi, the only water transportation service
that shows you the city the way New Yorkers see it: in comfort and
in style! An All-Day Pass lets you hop on and off whenever and
wherever you like. To find out more about New York Water Taxi’s
routes, fares, and schedules, please call 212-742-1969
ON LOCATION TOURS -- Visit locations from your favorite TV
shows and movies on several exciting bus tours: Manhattan TV and Movie Tour (over 60 sites from Friends,
Seinfeld, Spiderman, You've Got Mail & more), Sex and the City
Tour (40+ sites, including the Jimmy Choo shoe store, outside of
Carrie’s apartment), Sopranos Tour (40+ sites, incl. the Bada Bing,
Satriales pork store, Pizzaland) & one walking tour: Central
Park Movie Tour (40+ sites from Ghosbusters, When Harry Met Sally
& more). To purchase tickets, call Zerve at
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
--Experience over 60 years of magic when you go behind the
scenes of America's most spectacular showplace! On the one-hour
Stage Door Tour, you'll discover the dazzling Art Deco interiors,
the Great Stage, the private suite with gold-leaf ceilings, and even
meet one of the world-famous Rockettes! Adults $16; children (12
& under) $10. Daily tours depart from the Music Hall lobby, 1260
Ave. of the Americas at W. 50 St. Tickets available at the Music
Hall or Madison Square Garden Box Offices or by calling
212-307-7171. Group Sales 212-465-6100.
Schooner Adirondack -- The Schooner Adirondack is
now sailing daily from Chelsea Piers, at Pier 62 (West 22nd Street
and the Hudson River) from now through October 31st. The schooner
departs at 1P, 3:30P, 6P & 8:30P. Complimentary beverages are
served. Be sure to contact them for more info on their Champagne
Sails, Special Events and Private Charters. Visit www.sail-nyc.com
or call 646-336-5270 / 800-701-SAIL for reservations. *Schedule
subject to change*
SkyScape Tours --
See NYC the way it was meant to be seen. In a luxurious full size
classic Chevrolet Caprice Convertible. Take in the sights cruising
through the streets of the historic downtown area. Your chauffeured
journey will start in the West Village & continue through Soho,
Tribeca, Battery Park City & then across the Brooklyn Bridge for
views of the New York Skyline. Then back across the Manhattan Bridge
for a quick hop to Chinatown and Little Italy. Or customize your
convertible excursion. Tour can accommodate up to 4 passengers.
Reservations required. 212-239-1124 Please refer to tour number 1662
NY/NJ -- Celebrate New York on your choice of three
harbor cruise ships featuring three different dining and
entertainment experiences. Bateaux New York is famed for its gourmet
elegance; Spirit City Cruises offers a chic floating bistro; and the
Spirit of New Jersey goes all out for dining and dancing fun. Lunch,
dinner, cocktail cruises. Chelsea Piers, Manhattan & Weehawken,
STREET -- LOWER MANHATTAN & WTC SITE CELL PHONE WALKING
TOUR: The Rise of New York, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, is a
completely new and entertaining way to discover the city. From the
rise of the skyscraper, to the Crash of ‘29, to the rebuilding of
downtown, this city is full of great stories. Hear them come to life
around you on your own schedule and at your pace. Pick up a Talking
Street· map at your hotel or visit www.talkingstreet.com. To listen
to a free sample stop or to start your tour, call 212-586-8687.
-- Offers multilingual guided tours featuring General
Assembly Hall, Council Chambers, and works of art from around the
world, 9:30A-4:45P Mon.-Fri. & 10A-4:30P Sat. & Sun.
Briefing programs available for groups of 20 or more by calling
212-963-7710. Adults $10; Sr. Citizens $7.50; Students (high school
& college) $6.50; Children $5.50. Children under five not
admitted on tour. For more UN info, write to the Public Inquiries
Unit, Public Services Section, United Nations, New York, NY 10017 or
visit www.un.org/tours. First Ave. @ 46 St., 212-963-TOUR
Walkin' Broadway!, the first audio tour of the Theatre
District, is the newest attraction in Times Square you can't miss!
Listen to music, legends and backstage secrets from over twenty
stars, while witnessing the history and tradition around you. The
most engaging hour on Broadway! Pick up yourportable MP3 player at
Colony Music at 49th and Broadway today! Call 212.997.5004, or
gorgeous views of the NY skyline on a NY WATERWAY
CRUISE --. The 90-Minute Complete Harbor Cruise from Pier
78 at W. 38 St. features views of the Statue of Liberty, Empire
State Building & more. Tour guides describe sights & tell
fascinating NYC stories. Enjoy the Twilight Cruise or boogie down on
the Friday Night Dance Party Cruise. NY Waterway's free buses take
you to Pier 78 from throughout Manhattan. The Lower Harbor Cruise
departs from South Street Seaport at Pier 17. Cruises start at $11.
800-533-3779 for reservations & info.
-Gray Line features a fantastic one day sightseeing tour of Niagara
Falls. See the eighth wonder of the world. Visit both the Canadian
and U.S. sides of the Falls. Enjoy the direct air flight
to Niagara Falls, the Maid of the Mist boat ride, a terrific lunch
with a fantastic view of The Falls. A magnificent tour, filled with
unforgettable memories. For information, call 1-800-695-1603. On the
"new" 42nd St. between 8-9 Aves. in the Port Authority Bus Terminal.