There are many great ways to see New York City. On foot, on a tour, from the water: they all offer great views and opportunities to capture your memories with a camera. But if you are looking for something a little different, you probably should consider a helicopter tour.
The Big Apple Tourby Liberty Helicopters is one of our favorites. You get an unparalleled view of one of the United States’ most famous landmark, the Statue of Liberty. You also get a birds-eye-view of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Woolworth Building, the Met Life Building, and, well, pretty much all the buildings since in a helicopter you have pretty unobstructed views! You also get fantastic look at the George Washington Bridge and Central Park. It’s an amazing way to start or finish your visit to NYC.
Helicopter tours are not cheap to take because they are not cheap to run. Fuel, a skilled pilots time, the helicopter itself — all add up quickly and put you well north of $100 per person. But recently the Big Apple Tour got added as an option to the New York City Custom Explorer Pass. This let’s you build your own ticket to New York by selecting the things you want to see and do and putting them on a custom ticket built just for you.
It saves you money, because by adding 2 or more things, the rates you get come at a significant savings to what you would normally pay by buying tickets directly from each place. And in addition to Liberty Helicopters, you can choose sights like the Empire State Building and the Intrepid; museums like the Met and the Guggenheim; tours like CitySights’ hop-on/hop-off bus and Uncle Sam’s walking tours; even the New York Water Taxi and the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Everything you need to build your own personal pass to the City of New York!