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We saw the best views of the NYC skyline on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and back. You can see the city real well from the Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building. Wish we would've been in one of those...More
Coming in from LaGuardia you get so may great views of the skyline. Have your camera ready to start snapping photographs of the iconic scenes! Or you can stop in Brooklyn to get a great view from the landing near the Bridge!
Obviously the skyline is wonderful, but it's even more woerful depending one where/when you see it. I watched it from the Staten Island Ferry at dusk and from the top of the Empire State building at night, and I would absolutely recommend both of those.
You cannot get away from them because NYC is famous for the Skylines. Although it is not as tall but the Emirestate Building is the most recognized. The best place to see and to appreciate more is from the Brooklyn Bridge (day and night view).
Amazing views of NYC from the ferry to-from Brooklyn. No need to pay extra for an amazing view.
I recommend crossing the bridge which is beautiful and go to the par I where to refresh at some cafetería and take the ferry back to NYC.
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 heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the 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.
Growing up in NYC as we both did we have always taken pubic transit( subway/bus) or walked .Your best bet is to do as the"natives" do: walk or use public transportation. I've never taken a tour bus anyplace I've been to... More
Growing up in NYC as we both did we have always taken pubic transit( subway/bus) or walked .Your best bet is to do as the"natives" do: walk or use public transportation. I've never taken a tour bus anyplace I've been to , always go "native" & take public transport or walk. ..I/we park in a parking lot& get directions from the attendant.We walk or take public transit & stopin to paces as we choose to. ...Afterr doing all we wantedwe return to the parking lot & drive off to our hotel or planned sleeping location . Other methods are too
restrictive .We prefer going into shops & restaurants to make our visit to every city more"GENUINE" & complete. If you are on a tour bus you cannot buy a hot dog; soft pretzel, roasted chestnuts or a taco from a street vendor &miss out on the real city experience[ wherever you are]. You might try one bus tour &if time allows, do a public transit/walk tour on another day ( "best of everything")
Top of the rocks gives best view however we have visited in May and a skyscraper under construction close to top of the rocks limited the view. Two years ago we have been at Empire State Building and liked it a lot. Also... More
Top of the rocks gives best view however we have visited in May and a skyscraper under construction close to top of the rocks limited the view. Two years ago we have been at Empire State Building and liked it a lot. Also from the inside. On the terrace you have a spectacular view 360 degrees
Empire state building is tradition, romance, ...
Top of the rocks is modern also spectacular if the biuilding under construction would not have limited our view