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New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

1. New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

Avoid the traffic and take in spectacular views on 30-minute or 45-minute scenic helicopter flight over Manhattan. Bring your special someone along on this unique tour that’s priced for 2 persons. Tours depart from and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit (Metro-North rail) and by car (free parking). Begin with a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Take off and enjoy stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, and the East River bridges. Gaze down on the incredible sights from the air, knowing that there truly is no other place in the world like New York City.

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From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

2. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. On the 30-minute tour, skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. On the 45-minute tour, you’ll have views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area as well, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour. Yankee Stadium is accessible outside game times only. In case of poor weather or aircraft maintenance, the operator will notify the customer at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit, the Metro-North rail, and by car with free parking available.

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From NYC: LEGOLAND® New York Entrance Ticket with Transport

3. From NYC: LEGOLAND® New York Entrance Ticket with Transport

Explore seven lands, all built around LEGO bricks, on a fun-filled family day at LEGOLAND® New York Resort in Goshen. Travel to the park and back with ease, from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Ride, climb, splash, and build through seven themed lands, transform into a mini-figure on the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, and master the art of Spinjitsu on NINJAGO: The Ride. Save the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster, get your official LEGOLAND® driver's license in LEGO City, and explore cities built out of millions of blocks in Miniland.

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Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

4. Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

Travelers get a taste of the legendary New England fall aboard this private helicopter tour over the Hudson Valley.  Marvel at the cascade of blazing reds, yellows, and oranges like a bird from the comfort of your own helicopter. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport, just outside New York City, and fly over historic landmarks all dressed in stunning colors. These include White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, the Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, and West Point Academy. Live tour narration by friendly and experienced pilots will make you feel comfortable and safe.

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New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

5. New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

Discover how to capture amazing aerial photos of New York City on your camera during a 1-hour flight for up to 3 or 5 photography enthusiasts. Climb aboard an open door Robinson R44 helicopter or Airbus AS350 helicopter depending on your group size for unobstructed views! Depart from Westchester Airport, and fly over major Manhattan landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and many more. Avail of the opportunity to request additional or specific landmarks, as long as they're not located in a restricted area and fit into the 1-hour time slot. Available 7 days a week, weather conditions and aircraft maintenance permitting, flights can be taken during the day, at sunset, or in time for the sunrise to suit your preferences. Flights depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit (Metro-North rail) and by car (free parking).

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Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

6. Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the picturesque Hudson Valley covered in autumn colors from the comfort of a helicopter. A unique seasonal experience off the beaten path for those looking to discover new places and perspectives. All tours are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport and fly above historic landmarks dressed in the blazing reds, yellows, and oranges of fall. Sights included in the tour: White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, West Point Academy (subject to temporary airspace restrictions), Bannerman Castle (on the 45-minute tour only), and Dick's Castle (on the 45-minute tour only).

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 132 reviews

30 minute flight will cover mid to upper Manhattan. If you want the full experience including Brooklyn Bridge and the statue then I suggest the 45 min package. Nevertheless, it IS a must when coming the NY. The scenery is great and it's an experience of a lifetime. Kevin was our pilot and he was very informative and polite. We actually got a little more time than we booked for and we appreciate that!

It was sensational! The pilot Nic (an Englishman) was more than friendly and explained the skyline great. The procedure at the airfield was completely straightforward. Only the way there was a surprise. Contrary to other providers that start in Jersey, Ross Aviation is located in White Plains. By train and then by taxi, that's not a problem. All in all - great!

Extremely professional and easy to get to the airport. As we arrived we were kindly greeted and explained all protocols. Safe, fun, highly recommend. Can’t wait to do it again!

It is a must! Nick was our Pilot and he was really nice, he explained everything and we enjoy a lot. THANK YOU!

Flight was amazing! Kevin our pilot was great. Would definitely do it again !