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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #141 of 518 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride is geared up to take you on a fantastic and entertaining tour through... more » Owner description: Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride is geared up to take you on a fantastic and entertaining tour through mid-town Manhattan. See famous city landmarks, find out fascinating facts about New York, be astounded by amazing street performances, and see New York through native eyes. More than a show, more than a tour, THE RIDE is here to make sure you live New York. « less
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Lawrenceville, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had 9 people visiting New York with us- 4 kids and 5 adults. we all had a great fun time on this. It was funny and interesting as we saw the sites. We wished it included more sites like Rock Center or the World Trade area. It stays around Times Square and just passes the outside of Central Park.... More

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Whilst it's a little expensive for what it is..I would still absolutely recommend it. It's an interactive way to see parts of New York, very engaging, very interactive and the hosts that travel with you are loads of fun. This would only work in New York cos the New Yorkers on the street are all crazy in a fun way... More

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pittsburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My daughter (12) and I recently experienced this attraction at the recommendation of our neighbor. Prior to this, we've visited NYC 3 or 4 times so we were looking for something novel. Unfortunately, the RIDE did not meet our expectations. The bus was on time, the seats and environment were comfortable and the guides were funny and engaged. However, the... More

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Nashville, Arkansas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Such an unique attraction in NYC! Very comfortable way to see New York, the host were amazing! Seemed pricey, but you are in NCY! We all truly loved this!

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Newtown, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I took my family on this "tour". It was fun but there was actually limited information shared and only about 4 sidewalk "acts". The Ride guides were good, fun and enthusiastic. The group did a good job of incorporating guest's birthdays and such. But, the ride is only a little over an hour and circles a lot of the same... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although this is quite expensive, even with discount from the New York Pass, it's definitely worth it just for the fun factor. Well done to Scott and Jackie for their hilarious entertainment, and the other staff who we met while lining up were really nice. This is a unique way to see this wonderful city and we even learnt things... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is definitely a unique experience. I would recommend it for those of you who are looking for something different than the typical tour. While you are not going to get a very long and detailed tour of the city, it is definitely a fun introduction for those who haven't been to NYC before OR a new silly way to... More

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Shippenville, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you like fast paced humor and wit mixed with historical and educational facts while riding in a comfortable bus through the Manhattan area, then THE RIDE is for you. We absolutely LOVED IT!!! Scott and Jackie kept the momentum at a fast pace with their humorous bantering and fact sharing, while periodically we would see the actors who participate... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'm a native New Yorker who was looking for a fun, high-energy tour for my 16-year old niece who had never been to NYC before. We had such a great time on The Ride! The hosts were hilarious, friendly, and engaging. The side-facing seats were also cool. I had such a great time watching the street performers interacting with the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The reviews are all over the map, so hopefully this review provides some clarity. The Ride is a comedy show on wheels. Without giving too much away. there are some street performances. Our two Emcees/Hosts were hilarious and delightful. I guess if you go and are in a bad mood or you hosts aren't funny, maybe a bad review is... More

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