George Washington Bridge

George Washington Bridge: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

1. From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

After pickup, head north from Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team. Enjoy a stop to take pictures and shop for souvenirs. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Next, head to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. Visit Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The final stop in Queens will be on Roosevelt Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets. See first hand how immigration has contributed to the vibrant life of this neighborhood, full of multicultural stores and restaurants. The last borough to visit is Brooklyn, where you’ll see the Jewish Quarters in Williamsburg, which provide a stark contrast to the more trendy areas made famous by movies and TV shows.

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

2. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

Admire the last leaves of fall in all their splendor through the large windowed salon from the ship's heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change with a hot beverage in hand. The Kingston offers wrap-around seating, on a small intimate classic yacht with unobscured views for all. The back observatory is covered to protect you from the bright sun but has open windows for you to feel the fresh breeze in your hair. Guests are welcome on the forward deck as well to soak up the sun and to capture fantastic photographs of the city skyline. This is a beautiful autumn cruise out of Chelsea Piers that takes passengers north on the tree-lined, scenic Hudson River. 

NYC: Bear Mountain Fall Foliage Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

3. NYC: Bear Mountain Fall Foliage Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Cruise up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain in all its autumn glory. This cruise takes you to Bear Mountain State Park at just the right time when those beautiful bursts of fall leaves start to appear along the Hudson. But this is much more than a fall foliage cruise. Stop at Bear Mountain to indulge in some glorious nature. Hop off the boat there, where for 2 hours, you can enjoy the park’s 50+ hiking and biking trails, paddle around the lake,  and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather. You will also enjoy the autumnal sights with some light narration from your onboard guide, all the while enjoying the "Onboard Oktoberfest" with German food and beer specials plus some good ol’ oom-pah music. Sample food and drink offerings include: • German Feast Plate with bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad • Prop & Peller Real Bavarian Pretzels • Traditional pork schnitzel • Classic concessions items (hot dogs, chips, candy, etc.) • Draft and bucket specials on all Warsteiner beers Landmarks visible on the cruise include: • Riverside Church • Grant's Tomb • The Little Red Lighthouse • George Washington Bridge • Hudson Valley foliage • Bear Mountain State Park

New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

4. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. Fly over Manhattan aboard an Airbus helicopter H125 and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the city crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or use the free parking if you come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Sit back and take in stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from above. Look down on Central Park and the East River bridges.

Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise

5. Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise

Step aboard the decks of an elegant 1920's-style yacht, for an educational architecture tour around Manhattan, hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY). Enjoy your trip through the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers from the air-conditioned observatory, or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight. Circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, passing under all 18 bridges, while taking in the sites and architecture. Examine the visionary development of the waterfront memorials, get an update on the One World Trade Center, Downtown "Starchitecture", Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Ave. condos, and classic icons of lower Manhattan like the Woolworth Building, Wall Street's art deco spires, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Marvel at New York's great engineering feats, such as the Harlem River's bridges: swing, lift, and fixed-span. Hear the story of postwar urban renewal and public housing along the East River and much more.

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Brunch Cruise with A Drink

6. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Brunch Cruise with A Drink

Take in Manhattan's modern skyline from the water as you navigate around it on a spacious yacht. Enjoy private seating with a private table for your group, sit back, and admire the view. Taste a delicious brunch menu with a varery of regional delicacies. Step aboard a climate-controlled, 1920s-style yacht for a brunch you'll never forget. As you sip on a glass of champagne, a mimosa, or the drink of your choice, sail past the majestic George Washington Bridge all the way down to Battery Park. Glide by the Empire State Building and the up-and-coming 1 World Trade. Salute the Statue of Liberty herself before turning the corner and heading past Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge for a complete New York City skyline tour.

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

7. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

New York City: Weekend Holiday Brunch Cruise

8. New York City: Weekend Holiday Brunch Cruise

Get into the holiday spirit on this weekend brunch cruise with a 3-course prix fixe menu family-style at each table. Enjoy baked bagels, an assortment of pastries, seasonal fruit, harvest mix salad, quiche, festive breakfast meat, spicy Bloody Marys, mimosas, juices, coffee, and tea. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of Manhattan from the climate-controlled and glass-enclosed back deck observatory of this vintage-style motor yacht. Cruise around the entire island as you pass under all 18 bridges. Enjoy your own banquet for your booking party in the grand salon. Some of the sights to observe on this cruise include the Upper West Side, George Washington Bridge, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, World Trade One, Roosevelt Island, United Nations Building and the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges on the East River.

New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

9. New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

After departing from Pier 62 of the Chelsea Piers complex, you will board the luxury yacht Manhattan II, a cozy, elegant, 1920s-style yacht. You can settle into the main observation cabin or find a seat on the open bow to enjoy unobstructed views of Upper Manhattan and the Palisade Cliffs. The boat will then cruise northbound on the Hudson River. This is a spectacular season for cruising the Hudson River, north of NYC and will be a true delight for you and your companions on board. You will be able to witness the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan, the majestic George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River Valley, and the Palisades Park (one of New York's most dramatic geological features riverside features). Each party will be assigned a private table, separated by Plexiglass, in the grand salon. Included in your fare are a choice of two hot soups to keep you cozy, sensational salads, fall-themed cookies, and a scrumptious sandwich. You will also receive a complimentary drink consisting of beer, wine, soda, juice, coffee, tea, or champagne. Additional beverages and mixed drinks are available for purchase from the bar.

New York City: Helicopter Tour with Narration

10. New York City: Helicopter Tour with Narration

Soar over Manhattan in a helicopter and take in New York City’s most breathtaking sights from above. Admire Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty and enjoy insightful commentary from your audio guide. Start your helicopter ride around Battery Park and continue over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. Fly over Governor's Island as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the recently renovated public art that has been installed on this once private island. Then, she rises in the distance – the Statue of Liberty! Come face-to-face with this iconic monument and your highly trained pilot will give you a view of the Statue that you’ve never seen before. Marvel at this unique perspective of the Big Apple, cruising over all 5 boroughs, past epic bridges, towering skyscrapers, and even the amusement park at Coney Island before safely returning to the heliport.

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What people are saying about George Washington Bridge

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4.7 / 5

based on 593 reviews

So peaceful and scenic! There wasn't much narration of the sights or landmarks, but I'm guessing many folks don't want that anyway. This was a great group activity with friends and the crew was very friendly, they kept our cups full and made sure we had a good time. The morning sailing is a bit quieter from the afternoon sail from what I heard.

Very relaxing, crew was polite and attentive, the band was great and the guide narrations were on point. We had a great time on the cruise and at Bear Mountain.

This was an informative and insightful cruise around the island- unrushed, laid back and comfortable in a lovely boat.

Really good. Very informative and enjoyable. Well worth the money. Would highly recommend

On time. Clean. Lovely boat, jazz music, and some history!