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Top 5 Reasons to Explore New York by Helicopter

Helicopter tours in New York give you a one-of-a-kind experience while you're in town. Sightseeing in New York is made easy and far less strenuous when you take a helicopter ride. Find out all the best reasons to take a helicopter tour in NYC below!

  • Lose yourself in the skyline

    1. Lose yourself in the skyline

    Flying over New York is a magical experience. You'll get some perspective on what all the ruckus really looks like from so far away. Enjoy the tranquility of the sky while looking at all the lights below.

  • Get a bird's eye view

    2. Get a bird's eye view

    New York on street level can be intimidating. When you're darting around the sky, checking out landmarks from above, you get a new angle on the Big Apple.

  • Riding a helicopter is fun

    3. Riding a helicopter is fun

    You'll feel a little bit like a spy when you strap yourself into the seat and put on your headset - not to mention the stunning views of the city you'll get from the top.

  • Skip the lines

    4. Skip the lines

    When you're on a helicopter tour in New York, you can bet you won't need to wait in line to see the Empire State building or the Statue of Liberty. You'll fly past and get up close.

  • Get engaged!

    5. Get engaged!

    A New York helicopter tour is a spectacular place to pop the question. When you're booking your tour, ask about it. Most tour companies are more than happy to help you ask your beloved if they want to marry you.

Planning Your Visit

  • When is the best time to go?

    The city's colors are at their most beautiful in fall, and the winter brings postcard charm to the gridded streets. We recommend taking a helicopter tour in the fall or the spring. The weather is turning and you'll see lots of beautiful foliage from all angles.

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What people are saying about New York City

It was a great experience, you can’t even tell it’s a short trip and it feels longer.. You can take pictures and video recordings once on board which made the experience so much worth it. I strongly recommend this for travelers visiting

Fantastic experience. It helped that we had a gorgeous day! Beautiful way to see the city. Our helicopter sat 5 people, 1 up front and 4 in the back in. 2-2 configuration so everything had a great window view.

It was a unique experience! The pilot was very funny! We had a wonderful time. We flew at night and made the experience even more magical.

Amazing experience, it was the highlight of my trip to New York !

Great way to see all of Manhattan! Great equipment!