Hop On, Hop Off Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Night Tour
New York, New York, USA
- Hop on, hop off: Plan your personal itinerary for a full day or even two and see the sights you want without worrying about transportation. CitySightseeing double-decker buses allow for a fantastic view from above.
- Downtown Loop: Includes Times Square, the Empire State Building, Carnegie Hall, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Chinatown, the new World Trade Center, Madison Square Garden, and more.
- Uptown Loop: Includes Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Apollo Theatre in Harlem, and more.
- Brooklyn Loop: Includes Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Fort Green Park, Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cobble Hill, Grimaldi's Pizza, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Night Tour: See Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Greenwich Village, SoHo and more.
About This New York Tour
Whether you choose a 24-hour ticket or maximize your New York state of mind with a 48-hour CitySightseeing ticket, hop off then hop back on at these highlight stops:
The Downtown Route
- Theater District 1 - Theater District 2
- Carnegie Hall - Winter Garden
- Times Square 1 - Times Square 2
- Macys - Empire State Building
- Flatiron District - Union Square/Ladies Mile
- Greenwich Village - SoHo
- Chinatown/Little Italy/Canal St. - One World Trade Center
- Battery Park/Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry
- South Street Seaport - Lower East Side/Chinatown
- Lower East Side - East Village
- Kips Bay - United Nations
- Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Rockefeller Center
The Uptown Route
- Times Square South - Theater District North
- Columbus Circle/Time Warner Center - Lincoln Center
- Central Park/Strawberry Fields
- American Museum of Natural History/New-York Historical Society
- Cathedral of St. John the Divine - Grant’s Tomb/Riverside Church
- Apollo Theater/Harlem - Harlem Market/Shopping
- Museum of the City of NY/Conservatory Gardens/ElMuseo del Barrio
- Guggenheim & Jewish Museum - Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Frick Collection/Whitney Museum/Central Park - Central Park Zoo
- Plaza Hotel/Central Park - Carnegie Hall
- Winter Garden
The Brooklyn Route
- Brooklyn Promenade
- Atlanta Avenue Middle Eastern Restaurant
- Barclays Center
- Brooklyn Museum Of Art
- Prospect Park Zoo
- Brooklyn Public Library
- Fort Greene Park
- Junior’s Restaurant
The Night Tour will depart at 18:30 with last departure at 20:00, the route will run on a frequency of every 30 minutes and the tour will take 120 minutes.
The Sightseeing Ferry will depart at 10:00 with last departure at 16:00, the route will run on a frequency of every 60 minutes and on one full loop without hopping on or off will take 90-120 minutes.
New York City has been called many things, some good, some not so much. But of all the names this great city gets, everyone recognizes the "Big Apple." Few, however, know why a city that never had a single apple tree wound up with its tasty nickname.
The theories regarding the origin of the name are all over the place. Some are literal, such as the one that attributes it to the apple vendors who littered the streets during the Depression. Others are bawdy, referring to the girls at Madame Eve's renowned 19th century brothel at 42 Bond Street. (Was Adam a regular client?)
But it was a sportswriter for the New York Morning Telegraph by the name of John J. Fitz Gerald who is probably most often credited with popularizing the nickname.
Fitz Gerald heard it from two African-American stable boys at the New Orleans Fair Grounds in the early 1920s. At the time the slang used by jockeys and trainers referred to big money prizes as a "big apple." New York's racetracks offered big money, so New York was where the biggest apple could be found.
Fitz Gerald began using the term in the title of his racing column, Around the Big Apple, on February 18, 1924. The term caught on with jazz musicians in the 1930s and '40s. There was even a dance named the Big Apple that became a hit. But it all fizzled out – until 1971, when the "I (love) NY" campaign to revitalize tourism brought "Big Apple" back as a way to make New York more shiny, polished, and approachable. The campaign is still running today, and the Big Apple looks better than ever.
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In 1904, The New York Times moved its offices and operation to Longacre Square. Once lined by brownstones, the square had deteriorated into a red-light district. The newspaper's new building was the second tallest in Manhattan and stood as a symbol for a new era. To celebrate, the Times held a New York's Eve event, and came up with an idea to commemorate the arrival of the new year: the ball drop ceremony. And Longacre became Times Square.
Please make your way to one of the three Visitor Centers to exchange your voucher: 1) 777 8th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets. 2) Street level entrance of Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd Street, just off the corner of 8th Avenue. 3) 1540 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets), at Planet Hollywood/ Buca di Beppo 4) Visitors Center in Times Square: Lobby of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 234 West 42 Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.
Tour duration is an approximation- hop on and off throughout the day at your leisure. Please note that entrance fees to additional sites are not included.
This tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility, able to get in and out of the coach without assistance. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Participation in any activity at any stop is at each person's discretion.
Boat Tour, Bus Tour, Family Friendly, Budget
Open top double decker buses with plexiglas in the winter depending on conditions.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
There are some buses with wheelchair accessible ramps and two wheelchair designated bays. There is storage for collapsible wheelchairs. There is lower level priority seating for disabled passengers. The Ferry is not wheelchair accessible.
This tour is non-refundable once purchased due to certain booking restrictions.
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