Who hasn’t heard Frank Sinatra or Lisa Minnelli sing the praises of New York? There are millions of people around the world who dream of waking up in the city that does not sleep. These people come from all corners of the country and the globe on vacation and although there is so very much to see on the ground, helicopter rides over NYC are without a doubt the best way to enjoy time in the “Big Apple”.
Battery Park, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty as well as Ellis Island and the bridges that span the Hudson River; these are sights that can be seen on the ground, but to see them in all their glory there is nothing like seeing them from the air.
Many people that visit New York can readily trace their roots back to the “old country” and two places that are of tremendous interest are Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The statue was a gift given by France on the occasion of Americas 100th birthday. The statues 365 feet stands as a symbol of freedom and was one of the first sights for the thousands of immigrants who came to the US between 1892 and 1954 when the island was shut down as a point of embarkation.
Other sights which are best seen by those taking helicopter rides over NYC are Central Park, often simply referred to as the city’s backyard and the Brooklyn Bridge. Central Park gives residents of this hugely populous area an opportunity to enjoy a picnic with their family, a chance to go to the zoo and see animals they have only heard about or seen on TV or take leisurely boat rides on the lake. Brooklyn Bridge is without a doubt the premier tourist attraction the city has to offer. From the bridge, which spans the East River, tourists and locals alike can see wonderful views of lower Manhattan, just imagine what you can see when you’re flying above the bridge in a helicopter.
And while you’re at it and in the area you should not miss the “House that Ruth Built”, Yankee Stadium. The new ball park was opened in 2009 but it still retains the aura that the Yankees have built over the years, one can almost hear the roar of 50,000 fans when Boston is in town, the age old rivals.