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NYC: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Experience Ticket

1. NYC: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Experience Ticket

Visit SUMMIT, situated at the top of the iconic modern landmark One Vanderbilt. Discover a place which changes our relationship with cities, environment, and ourselves through immersive, multi-sensory experiences. Head off the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, to learn the story behind its creation. Learn all about an attraction designed with the intention of transcending everyday existence, and engage with space in a fascinating new way. Begin with a sensory stimulating elevator ride to the 91st floor. Be transported into SUMMIT AIR, a new way to see and interact with space designed by Kenzo Digital. Layered with two floors of floor to ceiling mirrors, AIR offers a new perspective as the Manhattan skyline reflects all around you. Next, test your limits at SUMMIT LEVITATION and enjoy the rush of stepping out over the city on two glass ledges suspended 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue. Watch your image float in the clouds across a multi-media screen and get in touch with your playful side in the silver balloon AFFINITY room. Once you reach the 93rd floor, take in the sights and sounds of NYC from another vantage point on the outdoor observation deck. For a more intimate, adult-friendly evening experience, choose to visit SUMMIT during Air at Night. Guests can enjoy access to all areas of the attraction, an LED light show with accompanying vivacious music, and cocktails for purchase at the 93rd floor bar.

New York: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour by Open-top Bus

2. New York: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour by Open-top Bus

Experience the perfect introduction to New York with a Hop on Hop off Big Bus tour. Relax on an open-top double decker sightseeing bus while listening to insightful and engaging digital commentary. The bus route takes you on a captivating journey through New York's rich history and vibrant modern life, as well as its many memorials and museums. You'll have the opportunity to hop off and explore the city's most iconic historical sites, including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Broadway, and the One World Trade Center with its 360-degree view of the stunning skyline. Pay tribute to the memory of those lost in the tragic event at the 9/11 Memorial just steps away. The Downtown Loop is a 90 minute circuit, while the Uptown Loop is 75 minutes. Many guests choose to ride a full loop to see the city before deciding where to hop off on the next loop around. Buses arrive every 10-15 minutes on the Downtown Loop and every 30 minutes on the Uptown Loop throughout the day. Explore Lower Manhattan on the Downtown tour, including popular neighborhoods such as the Flatiron District, World Trade Center, Battery Park, SoHo & NoHo, Greenwich Village & East Village, Chelsea, and the Financial District. Wander around Wall St. to see the famous Stock Exchange and Charging Bull. Eat your way through Little Italy and Chinatown, shop at the high-end boutiques in SoHo, or see the open-air observation deck at The Edge in Hudson Yards. Then make your way to the Upper East Side, home to some of New York’s most popular museums. Explore the Frick Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met). The Uptown Loop takes you through Midtown, passing by Grand Central Terminal and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Add a relaxing and scenic cruise around Liberty Island to complete your trip. Enjoy spectacular views of Lady Liberty and many more New York landmarks from a prime position on the Hudson River. Cruises last 1 hour and feature an onboard cafe and full bar, restrooms, outdoor deck space, air conditioning and indoor seating with large windows. Journey through New York on two wheels with an included offer at Unlimited Biking, NYC's premiere bike rental company. Purchase a 1-hour (minimum) bike rental and receive an extra hour free! Or, enjoy $5 OFF per person for any bike tour or Segway tour.

NYC: Big Apple Helicopter Tour

3. NYC: Big Apple Helicopter Tour

New York City isn’t called the 'Big Apple' for nothing! This very popular tour provides awe-inspiring views of the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Departing from Pier 6, you will soar above the famous Hudson River, and fly right by the magnificent Statue of Liberty, gateway to the city. From your premium vantage point, look out for Governors and Ellis Islands and see Manhattan’s Financial District before cruising past the glinting angles of the NYC skyline. On this portion of the flight you'll see the Chrysler, Woolworth, Hudson Yards, Grand Central Terminal as well as the USS Intrepid, to mention just a few. You will even catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge and the world-renowned Central Park. Choose the 20 minute or 30 minute option to extend your flight and soar past Central Park and up to Yankee Stadium, and see St. John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, and even the Palisades of New Jersey. This all-encompassing tour really is the best way to see all of New York from the sky!

NYC: Midtown Guided Tour with Summit One Vanderbilt Ticket

4. NYC: Midtown Guided Tour with Summit One Vanderbilt Ticket

Explore many of the major landmarks in Midtown Manhattan on a walking tour led by a local guide versed in all things Manhattan. Then use your included ticket to experience the newest observation deck in Manhattan, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, located next to Grand Central Station. Meet your guide just under the marquee at Radio City Music Hall and explore the iconic sites located throughout the Rockefeller Center (30 Rock) including the Channel Gardens, the site of the world-famous skating rink and NBC Studios - to take a quick peek through the Today Show's windows. Then on Fifth Avenue, there are stops at Saks Fifth Avenue, the historic St. Patrick's Cathedral and NY Public Library, guarded by Patience and Fortitude, the majestic marble lions. Your guide will take you through the Main Hall of Central Station, known worldwide from TV and movies. See highlights like the brass clock, the celestial ceiling, and the Whispering Wall - you're going to hear Grand Central's secrets firsthand. At the end of the guided walking tour, enter the thrilling experience of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt where you can enjoy the immersive, multi-sensory views that exist here and nowhere else. Each viewpoint is a combination of immersive art-exhibit combined with unparalleled views across Manhattan.

NYC: Downtown Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

5. NYC: Downtown Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

Welcome to New York, the city that never sleeps! Get a real feel for the city as you take to its streets and subways with a local guide and experience what Manhattan has to offer. Your full-day tour begins when you meet your guide in Times Square, at the statue of renowned lyricist and composer George M. Cohan. Hear about the history of Times Square and learn how a horse trading market became the most famous intersection in the world. Head out along New York’s Theater District, which for a hundred years has been the center of the world for actors, playwrights, and artists from around the globe. Visit 30 Rockefeller Center and continue east to Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, lined with elegant storefronts such as Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. Stop to admire Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building before stepping beneath the arching dome of Grand Central, where there’s a stop to buy lunch with choices for most dietary restrictions.  After lunch you’ll hop on the subway like a true New Yorker and head downtown to Wall Street, where you can rub the nose of the Wall Street Bull for good luck! Walk through the financial capital of the world and head to Battery Park, where the ferry awaits to show you the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island ferry will not stop on Liberty Island, but will sail past it for a view of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Upon returning, your guide will take you to visit the 9/11 Memorial. At the conclusion of your tour you will be admitted to The Observatory at the One World Trade Center Tower (also know as "Freedom Tower"). This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the Freedom Tower with "Voices" - a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the "Sky Pod" elevator, which rises 1,250 feet in the air in 60 seconds. The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is situated. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view - hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan. The Itinerary Times Square Broadway Theater District Rockefeller Center St. Patrick’s Cathedral Fifth Ave Shops New York Public Library Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal New York City Subway Charging Bull Alexander Hamilton Customs House Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route Brooklyn Bridge Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry Trinity Church National 9/11 Memorial Wall Street New York Stock Exchange Federal Hall One World Observatory (ticket included)

NYC: Skip-the-Line SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Private Guided Tour

6. NYC: Skip-the-Line SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Private Guided Tour

Bring your loved ones along for an extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Big Apple. Receive skip-the-line access to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt and enjoy a private tour of this modern space with immersive mirror installations and panoramic city views. Begin your journey with the privilege of fast-pass access. Breeze through from entry to exit, maximizing your precious time to soak in the wonders of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Join your guide and listen to fun facts and insider knowledge about NYC and SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Be guided through this architectural marvel as you hear stories that will deepen your connection to the city. Indulge in a signature cocktail, sip, and savor the flavors of New York while taking in the breathtaking views that stretch out before you. Access your digital photo gallery online, reliving the moments captured during your visit. Share them with friends and family, and let the memories live on. Gather your tribe and embark on this incredible journey together, with admission for up to 6 guests.

Summit One Vanderbilt - Midtown & Grand Central Tour

7. Summit One Vanderbilt - Midtown & Grand Central Tour

With our direct morning access, you’ll enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt the home of one of the most incredible New York City experiences on offer. Enter the very latest New York city must-see attraction before the crowds arrive to view the spectacular panoramas from the buildings 67th floor. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, is an immersive, four-story 65,000-square-foot space at the top of the magnificent 1,401-foot-tall Vanderbilt skyscraper featuring the truly unique innovative new way to view the jaw dropping skyline of New York City. Using lighting, sound and production design and animation, this immersive experience will awaken your senses, transform your perception of New York and the surrounding area. Your guide will then take you on an incredible journey unveiling the spectacular Grand Central Terminal. Enjoy this New York City’s iconic breathtaking exterior and interior architecture and interior design while listening to historical and sensational stories of this truly spectacular New York City Landmark past and present. Once inside you’ll enjoy a spectacular fully guided tour of Grand Central Terminals famous astrological ceiling as well as see the most expensive clock in the world, the Terminal Booth Clock worth over $20 million. As you walk the Terminals’ best and most intriguing highlights including the Whispering Gallery where the low ceramic arches featuring Guastavino tile create an acoustical phenomenon letting you talk to a friend in the opposite corner. Here you’ll have time to grab a friend, lean your heads into opposing corners, and test it out! Throughout your visit to Grand Central Terminal, you’ll be in the company of one of New York City’s best guides while you learn how this beautiful train station began life.

NYC: Midtown Highlights Tour with Included SUMMIT Tickets

8. NYC: Midtown Highlights Tour with Included SUMMIT Tickets

Enjoy an exclusive 2-hour journey through Midtown Manhattan with last stop at the SUMMIT with included tickets to experience the immersive observatory. See renowned landmarks including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building. As you walk through the streets of Midtown Manhattan, your guide will share special stories only known by locals. Get ready to be amused, learn new things, and maybe even surprised! Stops include the Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue Shops, New York Public Library, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building View, Grand Central Station, and more. The tour will end at One Vanderbilt so you can enter The SUMMIT observatory with your preserved tickets.

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What people are saying about One Vanderbilt

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4.6 / 5

based on 5,959 reviews

It was absolutely beautiful. Very crowded but understandable. Worth the price. We had an amazing time!

The New York Big Bus Hop On Hop Off was a marvellous experience! I would recommend it to everyone!

It's worth the visit Wonderful view and at the end there's a really cool bar

Very good time had, with a very beautiful view and an original concept

Very nice experience! A breathtaking, incredible view.