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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #149 of 521 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My Mom and I were spending the day in NYC for her birthday. It was a last minute decision to Experience the Ride because we found a discount, so we thought it sounded good. From the moment we got on the bus, the two hosts were nonstop chattering. Usually, I'm pretty easy to entertain, but wasn't finding alot of the... More

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Brought my two boys to NY for the first time. Even though they were only 6 and 7 years old they enjoyed the humour and were included in the fun on the Ride! It was a great addition to our trip and would recommend it to anyone with kids and adults knowing very little about the time square area.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

so ugly for the price such a loser ride eish.and my boyfriend hated it too. I follow him so im a teen and I have a ten yr old and she hated too so much for the money

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Jackson, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was so much fun! Tour guides Ron & the pretty red head where great. a must do for those who have already been on the hop on/off tour buses. Understand this is not a real sight seeing tour its a show with the city as a back drop combine with street performers that make this a memorable experience. Although... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Back in November my wife, daughter and I took The Ride on a recommendation from frequent visitors to NYC. That first experience gave a brilliant tour of New York's Theatreland. Back in NYC with my son, who missed out last year, it was a must do to take The Ride again. *Spoiler Alert* You meet the hi-tech Bus on 42nd... More

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Lawrenceville, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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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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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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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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