Some attractions are best seen on foot to truly get the scale of them and appreciate the finer details. However, by riding a double decker bus, NYC can be seen in a much shorter amount of time and give you unique perspectives. Instead of having to tilt your head upward to see that skyscraper, you will have a height advantage. Not to mention that the bus will take you through the city more quickly than you would be able to go on foot.
Consider opting for a hop-on, hop-off bus tour so you can get off to admire anything you want in more detail. To give you an idea of why these bus tours are so popular, take a look at just some of the sights you will see.
Sights in Downtown NYC
Perhaps the most popular type of double decker bus NYC has to offer is one that takes you around Downtown. This is the perfect way to see the Empire State Building
, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Little Italy, Chinatown, the 9/11 Memorial, and Greenwich Village. Remember that with a tour that lets you hop on and off, you can pause your journey at any point to take a closer look at the attractions that mean the most to you, go shopping in Chinatown, or have a meal in Little Italy.
Sights in Brooklyn
Manhattan is popular, but Brooklyn is popular enough to have its own double decker tour bus routes. You can get amazing views while crossing the Brooklyn Bridge from the top deck of the bus before heading past the Botanical Gardens
, the Grand Army Plaza, the NY Transit Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Ebbet’s Field, and more.
Sights in the Bronx
Touring the Bronx will take a little more time than some of the other NYC double decker bus tour routes, but it is well worth it. This is your chance to sit back and relax as you are driven around the Bronx, see Yankee Stadium
and the Apollo Theater, and just enjoy all that New York City has to offer without having to take a step.
Sights in Uptown NYC
Other double decker bus NYC choices will take you around the Uptown area, which is completely different. You will get to visit Harlem, Columbia University
, Grant’s Tomb, the Cathedral of St. John, the Apollo Theatre, and more. Uptown double decker tours will also include views of the Museum Mile, where you can get off to check out your favorite museum, whether that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, or something else.
When you are ready to experience the city in the way you only can from a double decker bus, NYC tour groups are ready to help you.