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Whether you are a New York City resident or visiting Manhattan for the first time, there is no better way to take in the city than from a helicopter. A helicopter tour of New York City lets you see the best known sights without having to deal with crowds. Keep reading to find out why summer is one of the best times to book a Manhattan helicopter ride and enjoy this great city.
While New York City is one of the most exciting metropolises in the world, it has its share of harsh, snowy winters. Now that the sun is out, it’s a great time to take a helicopter tour without worrying about inclement weather. In your helicopter, you’ll have excellent visibility of New York’s most iconic sights, including the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Sightseeing from a helicopter gives you a unique perspective on the City That Never Sleeps.
Many people decide to take their summer vacations in New York City, making the city even more crowded than it usually is. Though Manhattan is full of amazing landmarks and sights, it can be difficult to enjoy them on foot when you have to fight through crowds. Busy, congested sidewalks and long lines for admission can detract from your otherwise enjoyable vacation. When you see the city from a helicopter, you don’t have to worry about dealing with other tourists—you can simply marvel at the incredible city stretched out beneath you.
Taking a helicopter tour isn’t just a great way to get away from the crowds—it’s also a great way to take a break from New York City’s famed summer heat and humidity. Your helicopter is equipped for your comfort, and during the tour, you won’t have to endure the tired, aching feet that are common to sightseeing adventures.
Summer is here; book your New York City helicopter tour with Manhattan Helicopters today. Call us at (646) 783-3606 if you have any questions about how you can experience this iconic city for yourself.
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If you’re looking for a way to spice up your New York City sightseeing experience, book a helicopter tour for an unforgettable view of the city and its landmarks. In order to make your trip as stress-free as possible, you should schedule your tour as soon as you can to reserve your seat. This is especially important around busy holiday times. When you arrive for your tour, bring your ticket and photo identification to make check-in go smoothly. You should arrive early so you can review all mandatory pre-flight safety instructions. Please remember to alert our staff if you have any medical conditions or are prone to motion sickness. Your comfort and safety are our top priorities, and we will do our best to make you feel at ease throughout your tour.
Call Manhattan Helicopters at (646) 783-3606 if you’re ready to experience New York City in a whole new way. You could also plan your birthday or anniversary celebration with us for a one-of-a-kind experience.
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Ellis Island was once the gateway to America. More than 12 million immigrants entered New York City through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. The first immigrant to enter the U.S. through Ellis Island was Annie Moore, a teenager from Ireland. Located in New York Harbor, near the Statue of Liberty, the island expanded to 27.5 acres from its original size of just over three acres. This expansion was largely due to ballast from ships and the New York City subway construction, which created excess landfill.
Ellis Island’s role as an immigrant processing station diminished considerably after World War I, when immigrants began applying for entry at American consulates in their own countries. During World War II, Ellis Island served other purposes, including providing a place for the training of 60,000 servicemen. Ellis Island was declared a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, and was accessible to the public from 1976 to 1984. After a huge restoration project, the island reopened in 1990.
Today, one of the best ways to view Ellis Island and the New York City skyline is from the air. Book your helicopter tour with Manhattan Helicopters by calling (646) 783-3606.
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At Manhattan Helicopters, we strive to provide the best possible tour experience that will make your visit to New York City truly unforgettable. We encourage international visitors to book a helicopter tour in one of eight foreign languages. You can also choose from three different tour packages, described below:
Classic Manhattan Tour
The Classic Manhattan Tour begins with an incredible bird’s eye view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governors Island without the hassle of waiting in line for a ferry. Ellis Island, once America’s busiest entry point, symbolizes the hope of countless immigrants. After bearing witness to these historical monuments, get your camera ready as you enjoy the sights of the famous Manhattan skyline from the comfort of the helicopter. On this tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to pay your respects to Ground Zero. Other scenes include Times Square, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, and the Chrysler Building.
Deluxe Manhattan Tour
If you’d prefer a slightly longer tour, consider upgrading to the Deluxe Manhattan Tour. On this helicopter tour, you’ll enjoy all the sights of the Classic Manhattan Tour, plus Uptown Manhattan and the Bronx. Baseball fans in particular will enjoy this helicopter tour package, with its unique perspective of Yankee Stadium.
VIP Manhattan Tour
Consider booking the VIP Manhattan Tour to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, graduation, or other special occasion. This VIP experience includes all the famous sights of the New York City skyline, plus more. You’ll also see Coney Island Beach and Amusement Park, plus the incredible sights of the Palisades Mountains to the north. Other sights include Staten Island and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Please note the four person minimum per reservation.
Learn more about booking your helicopter tour with Manhattan Helicopters. Give us a call at (646) 783-3606 or visit our website for more information. By booking an exhilarating helicopter tour with us, you can see a whole new side of New York City.