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Hop On Hop Off New York - Bus Tours

Explore the Big Apple on convenient and flexible Hop On Hop Off New York - Bus Tours Stopping at dozens of strategically located bus stands across the city, New York Sightseeing Tours practically guarantees that you won't miss a thing! Plus, you can pair your ticket with discounted admission to some of the best  City's attractions, such as MoMa, One World Observatory, Empire State Building, and much more. You can even combine your Hop On Hop Off New York - Bus Tours with tickets to Top of the Rock, a helicopter tour, and the 9/11 Tribute Center, among others!

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Our tips for Hop On Hop Off

  • 'Tis The Season. For the best photos of New York, you might want to sit on the bus's open-air top deck. Should you come during the holidays, make sure you bundle up for that!
  • Dry Run. You should consider making a full loop when you first hop on the bus! That way you can get your bearings and know which are the best seats for New York sightseeing!
  • Preparation Is Key. Buying a ticket in advance can save you a pretty penny, as well as some precious time.

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Best time to visit

In New York, weather can change from minute to minute. For clear skies during the day and crisp, comfortable nights during your trip, come during May or October. During the hot and humid summer months, New York draws a countless number of tourists. However, you can also take part in a bunch of different concerts, festivals, and other events during a summer New York tour. The New York skyline sparkles during the holidays. But, you will definitely need your warmest clothes.

Getting there

Once you land in New York, you simply need to redeem your voucher at any of the several Hop-on, Hop-off Visitor Centers found throughout the city. In exchange, you’ll receive your Bus Tour ticket. Then, you can start your Tour at any of the stops along the various routes. Just show your new ticket to the driver. And, if you can’t find your way to any of the 30+ stops, the bright red, double-decker bus is pretty easy to spot.

Money saving tips

Do you like to count your pennies? That’s great! If you’d like to save yourself some extra dough, then pick out a combo package that pairs a Hop on Hop off Bus Tour with an Eat & Play Card or one of the various New York City Passes. You can save a nice chunk of change on food, activities and shopping.

Did you know?
  • The New York State Capitol of Albany is home to the equivalent of 1% of the city’s population.
  • Nearly 1,000 different languages are spoken in the city. And, almost half of the households speak a language other than English.
  • The City became home to the headquarters for the United Nations in 1952. The building itself is considered International Territory.
  • On April 25th, 1901, New York became the first state to require license plates. But, the government didn't issue them. The onus was on drivers to make license plates themselves out of whatever materials they chose.

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