Outdoor activities in New York City

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Outdoor Activities in New York City

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Adventure Tours
12–15 minutes
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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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$239.00
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Helicopter Tours
17–20 minutes
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$289.00
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Nature and Wildlife Tours
55 minutes
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$119.00
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Historical Tours
50 minutes
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$200.00
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Romantic Tours
45 minutes
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$75.00
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Romantic Tours
50 minutes
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$80.00
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Historical Tours
50 minutes
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$18.99
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  • József H
    1 contribution
    We were excited because it was our first helicopter flight, but the crew was profi, the organization excellent, the ground comtrol and the flight ultimate safe! Thanks for our great experience!
    Review of: New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • Martyn R
    Paphos, Cyprus3 contributions
    First class, very professional, high safety conscious, Very very highly recommended,

    Really is a must
    Review of: New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Linda P
    Proctorville, OH100 contributions
    We truly enjoyed the carriage ride around the park. This was our second visit but first carriage ride, and it was certainly a positive experience. Our driver provided great commentary about the park and surrounding building. I would highly recommend this as at least a one time experience.
    Review of: Official NYC Horse Carriage Rides in Central Park since 1979 ™
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Julie E
    3 contributions
    Fabulous experience! I highly recommend HeliNY!! The customer service is fantastic! The helicopter tour was terrific! It was a great experience! Thank you HeliNY.com for an incredible trip over NYC! I will highly recommend your company to all my clients & friends. Well done!!
    Review of: Deluxe Manhattan Helicopter Tour
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • Marc L
    1 contribution
    Very well organized. Courteous staff. Just don’t accept the 2 bogus locker charge that they force down on you when you arrive.
    Review of: Manhattan Helicopter Sightseeing Tour
    Written August 5, 2023
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  • Camper36801996895
    Twickenham, UK1 contribution
    This was a wonderful experience, the staff where so helpful and friendly. We were there to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary and it was special to see the skyline of New York making it a special memory for us both.
    Review of: New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
    Written September 17, 2023
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  • R o
    1 contribution
    The views were amazing. The weather was very cool. I will come back oneday. It was like a movie. Thanks
    Review of: Niagara Falls in One Day from New York City
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • Mama Lama Magazine
    Rehoboth Beach, DE48 contributions
    We loved our small group tour of Central Park with Michael! He was a great guide and had so many fun stories that added to our romp around the park. He even took pictures of us which was an added bonus.
    Review of: Central Park Walking Tour
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Artful D
    Paignton, UK44 contributions
    Loved this. If you have ever done Soarin at Epcot or Disney's California Adventure then you'll know what this is like. There were quite a number of rooms with exhibits in which we rushed through so we could get on the ride they were actually quite entertaining and informative, we should have spent more time looking at those, anyway the ride flies you over New York and I would say that it is about twice as long as the Soarin ride. We would deffo do this again.
    Review of: RiseNY - A Soaring Journey Through New York
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Matthew S
    1 contribution
    Amazing views and great staff thank you
    Great value for money too, would do it again!! Felt very safe
    Review of: Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • BoardingPass822344
    14 contributions
    We originally booked a 10:45am tour but we were contacted and asked to change to 11:30am, this still worked with our plans but wasn’t ideal.
    The weather was very mild and it made for a lovely experience. The only draw back was that our guide did not speak English as his first language and had only been in the USA for six months. This made it difficult to hear/understand what he was saying about Central Park. We asked several times for him to repeat what he had said but it didn’t help.
    Review of: Carriage Ride (VIP - Private) in Central Park since 1964
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • Venture22691273984
    Denville, NJ1 contribution
    One of the most fun tours we have done in NYC! It was a larger group navigating a bit of a crowded day. I probably would have preferred more stops that were shorter, but our guide was very nice and all had a great time
    Review of: NYC Central Park Electric Scooter Tour
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • shadalia
    Lincolnton, NC5 contributions
    This was awesome. I did this for my 60th birthday! Wonderful views. Great Guides Beuno and Mike that made it so fun but also they were super safe. Well worth money and pay to get your photo because you want to remember this.
    Review of: City Climb: The Ultimate Skyscraping Adventure at Edge
    Written September 7, 2023
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  • Culture682848
    1 contribution
    General speaking, it’s good. Within two days, there were more attractions to see besides the big waterfall. But the second day in the waterfall is in rush since lots of tourists and long queues. Should arrange more time at waterfalls in day time.
    Review of: BEST Niagara Falls(US) 2-Day Tour from New York City
    Written August 13, 2023
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  • gary
    Riverside, CA1 contribution
    Wonderful experience, our driver Dermott was excellent
    He was very attentive and informative
    Highly recommend
    Review of: 50 Minutes Central Park Horse and Carriage Tour Up to 4 Adults
    Written July 14, 2023
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