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  • Address: New York City, New York, USA
The skyline of New York City has starred in hundreds of movies, making it one of the most iconic man-made landscapes in the world. And while the former World Trade Center once stood as the defining image of this electric city, today’s landscape has shifted slightly—though it remains just as memorable. 

Travelers who wander the Big Apple’s crowded streets will find themselves at the foot of dozens of architectural landmarks—from the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building to the sky-high spire of One World Trade Center. It’s easy to marvel from the pavement, but visitors who want to experience the skyline in all its wonder need explore beyond the sidewalks.

Travelers looking to go all out can fly high above the city in one of the popular and grand helicopter tours. But there are still plenty of options for those on a budget. A trip to the top of the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock in Rockefeller Center provide visitors with a look at the skyline from inside the towering concrete jungle. 

For a peripheral view, walks across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges offer travelers uninterrupted views of the impressive Financial District, while a ride on the Staten Island Ferry showcases the Big Apple in all its wild glory—and even gets of close to the famous Statue of Liberty. More intrepid travelers can head over to the shores of Hoboken, New Jersey. The expansive green space along the river is a perfect spot for an afternoon picnic with a breathtaking view of Manhattan’s West Side.

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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour, New York City, null
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3324 Reviews

Take to the skies on a helicopter tour to see New York's amazing skyline! On this scenic 18-minute helicopter flight you'll soar through the sky and ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $249.00
Viator VIP: NYC Evening Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise, New York City, Helicopter ... 
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Viator VIP: NYC Evening Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise

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Get unbeatable views of Manhattan from the sky and water on this exclusive VIP tour in New York City! Hop aboard a luxury helicopter and soar over the Brooklyn ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

From USD $249.00
Manhattan Harbor Cruise, New York City, Viator VIP Tours
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Manhattan Harbor Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1997 Reviews

Admire New York's famous skyline and iconic sights from the water on this morning or afternoon cruise. See top New York attractions including the Empire State ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.00
Rock the Yacht New York City Party Cruise, New York City, Day Cruises
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Rock the Yacht New York City Party Cruise

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Kick off a night in New York City with a 3-hour party cruise on New York Harbor. Clink glasses with your friends and coworkers, show off your moves on the ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.65
Viator Exclusive: New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with Lobster Dinner, New York City, Night Cruises
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Viator Exclusive: New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with Lobster Dinner

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Celebrate New Year's Eve like a VIP with an unforgettable New York City dinner and fireworks cruise. On this Viator Exclusive, get up-close views and the ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4.5 hours

From USD $361.43
Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City, New York City, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City

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Step aboard one of the largest sailing ships in the US and cruise along New York Harbor while tasting some of New York’s best craft beers. Sip crisp ales and ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 1-hour and 45-minutes

From USD $74.99
Brooklyn Sunset Bike Tour, Brooklyn, Sailing Trips
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Brooklyn Sunset Bike Tour

This 4 hour tour will take you through Brooklyn's trendiest waterfront neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg in the evening when the area really comes ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise, New York City, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

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On this luxury New York City dinner cruise, savor gourmet cuisine and enjoy live jazz entertainment while soaking up breathtaking views of the Manhattan, New ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.42
Circle Line: Harbor Lights Night Cruise, New York City, Dinner Cruises
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Circle Line: Harbor Lights Night Cruise

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Take an early-evening New York City Harbor Lights cruise and bask in the glow of the setting sun and glistening harbor lights. While listening to an ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.99
Statue of Liberty Express Cruise, New York City, Night Cruises
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Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1028 Reviews

Explore New York Harbor on a one-hour commentated cruise with fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Learn about New ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.99
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