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The Ride NYC

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Address: New York City, NY 10018
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York,"...

Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride is geared up to take you on a fantastic interactive entertainment experience through Midtown 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, on THE RIDE the streets are the stage and you have front row seats!

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Unique and fun experience!

A bunch of my friends and I did The Ride for our friend's 40th birthday as part of a day trip to NYC. None of us had done it and so we thought it was something different and fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

That was amazing, stunning, awsome, incredible, fascinating, interesting, really great! We really loved it.

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Lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this last minute, and can honestly say it was hilarious and informative! Loved every minute and was so pleased I hadn't googled the trip as the element of surprise was the best bit. Scot was one of the compares and didn't get the girls names, but they gave their all. Definitely worth the money.

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Thank missymlincolnshire
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105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A bunch of my friends and I did The Ride for our friend's 40th birthday as part of a day trip to NYC. None of us had done it and so we thought it was something different and fun to experience together. The Ride was exactly what I expected it to be. I wish it was a little longer because... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ride was a fantastic choice of activity, it was full on from the minute you boarded to the minute you left approximately 75 minutes later, the interaction of the two hosts with the audience and the street performers was great, also the information about the places being passed was very good indeed. A totally new concept in bus/tour/guide which... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time and everyone, even the 13yo, had fun. Tickets with New York pass required us to go early that morning but was worth it to us.

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1 Thank jewelnjem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic must do sightseeing when in New York. Great crew on the bus and fun performances along the route.

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Thank vonGrepa
Long Island, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were so glad we booked The Ride. It was a great learning experience and worth every penny. Audience participation made it even more fun. Scott and his partner were hilarious. The street performers were a nice surprise. Even the gentleman who put us onboard the bus was friendly and courteous. We will definitely go on it again the next... More 

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Blacklick, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a really fun way to explore the city. You won't get tons of tourist details, it's much more for the entertainment. Highly recommend it for families of ages!

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ride is a very enjoyable experience. The crew is load but very fun. This is a very good way to have a quick overview of Mid town New York. The artists in the street add a lot to the experience. If you are looking for a fact heavy tour, this is not the ride for you, but we enjoyed... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to get tickets via the New York Pass which was an issue in itself as they do not keep many tickets back for New York Pass holders even though the NY pass advertise it as one of the most popular things to do. We took the 8.45pm trip and whether it was just me I am sure pleased... More 

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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