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New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

1. New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

Avoid the traffic and take in spectacular views on 30-minute or 45-minute scenic helicopter flight over Manhattan. Bring your special someone along on this unique tour that’s priced for 2 persons. Tours depart from and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, located just outside NYC and easily accessible by public transit (Metro-North rail) and by car (free parking). Alternatively, opt to include roundtrip hotel transfers from anywhere in Manhattan. Upon arrival at the airport, begin with a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Take off and enjoy stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, and the East River bridges. Gaze down at the incredible sights from the air, knowing that there truly is no other place in the world like New York City.

From NYC: LEGOLAND® New York Entrance Ticket with Transport

2. From NYC: LEGOLAND® New York Entrance Ticket with Transport

Explore seven lands, all built around LEGO bricks, on a fun-filled family day at LEGOLAND® New York Resort in Goshen. Travel to the park and back with ease, from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Ride, climb, splash, and build through seven themed lands, transform into a mini-figure on the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, and master the art of Spinjitsu on NINJAGO: The Ride. Save the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster, get your official LEGOLAND® driver's license in LEGO City, and explore cities built out of millions of blocks in Miniland.

LEGOLAND® New York Resort: 1-Day Theme Park Admission

3. LEGOLAND® New York Resort: 1-Day Theme Park Admission

Experience a day filled with family-friendly fun at LEGOLAND® New York Resort. Ride, climb, splash, and build your way through seven themed lands at the ultimate LEGO® theme park destination in Hudson Valley, New York. Transform into a Minifigure on the LEGO® Factory Adventure Ride. Master the art of Spinjitzu on LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride. Save the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster and get your official LEGOLAND® Driver’s License. Explore cities built out of millions of bricks in Miniland. Enjoy interactive rides, shows, and attractions, and see the 15,000 LEGO® models throughout the park. LEGOLAND® features both an outdoor theme park and a number of indoor attractions so the possibilities of your LEGO® themed day are endless

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

4. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

5. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. Fly over Manhattan aboard an Airbus helicopter H125 and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the city crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or use the free parking if you come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Sit back and take in stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from above. Look down on Central Park and the East River bridges.

New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

6. New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

Discover how to capture amazing aerial photos of New York City on your camera during a 1-hour private or shared flight for photography enthusiasts. Enjoy unobstructed views in an open-door Robinson R44 helicopter (2-3 passengers) or an Airbus AS350 helicopter (4-5 passengers). Depart from Westchester Airport, and fly over major Manhattan landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and more. Choose to request additional landmarks, as long as they're not located in a restricted area and fit into the 1-hour time slot. Available 7 days a week, weather conditions and aircraft maintenance permitting, flights can be taken during the day, at sunset, or in time for the sunrise to suit your preferences. Take advantage of optional roundtrip transfers from anywhere in Manhattan.

New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

7. New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

After departing from Pier 62 of the Chelsea Piers complex, you will board the luxury yacht Manhattan II, a cozy, elegant, 1920s-style yacht. You can settle into the main observation cabin or find a seat on the open bow to enjoy unobstructed views of Upper Manhattan and the Palisade Cliffs. The boat will then cruise northbound on the Hudson River. This is a spectacular season for cruising the Hudson River, north of NYC and will be a true delight for you and your companions on board. You will be able to witness the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan, the majestic George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River Valley, and the Palisades Park (one of New York's most dramatic geological features riverside features). Each party will be assigned a private table, separated by Plexiglass, in the grand salon. Included in your fare are a choice of two hot soups to keep you cozy, sensational salads, fall-themed cookies, and a scrumptious sandwich. You will also receive a complimentary drink consisting of beer, wine, soda, juice, coffee, tea, or champagne. Additional beverages and mixed drinks are available for purchase from the bar.

Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

8. Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

Travelers get a taste of the legendary New England fall aboard this private helicopter tour over the Hudson Valley.  Marvel at the cascade of blazing reds, yellows, and oranges like a bird from the comfort of your own helicopter. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport, just outside New York City, and fly over historic landmarks all dressed in stunning colors. These include White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, the Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, and West Point Academy. Live tour narration by friendly and experienced pilots will make you feel comfortable and safe. Convenient roundtrip transfers are available from anywhere in Manhattan for an additional fee (if option selected). Rates are based on regular cars.

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

9. Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the picturesque Hudson Valley covered in autumn colors from the comfort of a helicopter. A unique seasonal experience off the beaten path for those looking to discover new places and perspectives. All tours are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport and fly above historic landmarks dressed in the blazing reds, yellows, and oranges of fall. Sights included in the tour: White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, West Point Academy (subject to temporary airspace restrictions), Bannerman Castle (on the 45-minute tour only), and Dick's Castle (on the 45-minute tour only).

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 159 reviews

Incredibly great experience! Very nice and punctual driver. Our helicopter pilot was very funny and talented. We felt extremely comfortable and could enjoy the flight to the fullest. Everything really great !! We can totally recommend it and it is an absolute must! Thank you very much again.

Excellent experience which was very smooth from finding out our pick up details to getting back. Would highly recommend and bare in mind, even on the 45 minute experience time fly's by.

It was a great experience. We booked this flight with a transfer. Were picked up from the hotel and brought back again.

We could not have had a better experience the hospitality and accommodations were top notch. Thanks for everything!!!

Flight was amazing! Kevin our pilot was great. Would definitely do it again !