Heading to NYC next week for 1st time. Family of 6 with kids b/w 9 & 15 yo. We are staying Upper West Side.
Looking at the bus map the M5 seems to pass near us and goes right to tip of Manhatten - is that a decent way is seeing several sights, and how long is it likely to take from around W 79th down to Battery Park on a weekend morning (I expect we will be up early)
I read about Metrocards that for 6 of us we load up a couple as can swipe for up to 4 people. Does that work for buses as well as Metro?
If M5 bus is not a good plan, do any tour buses go by 9am from Upper West Side?