Welcome to Hudson

The city's renewal was largely kickstarted when LGBT city dwellers were drawn to the area by affordable housing, which quickly lead to a commercial boom. Evidence of the city's history of post-industrial fallout is still very present, especially on the outskirts of town, which makes for a remarkable contrast with the glossier gentrified districts.

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$309 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

New York City Five Boroughs 20-Minute Helicopter Tour

Your New York sightseeing adventure begins as you fly down the Hudson River toward the harbor, passing Manhattan's Financial District, the Woolworth Building and Ellis Island. After a bird's-eye view of the Statue of Liberty, fly over Governors Island and the Verrazano Bridge joining Brooklyn and Staten Island.Returning up the Hudson, you'll pass the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid to view Midtown's famous skyscrapers: Empire State, Chrysler and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings, along with Central Park, St. John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, George Washington Bridge and the Palisade of New Jersey.Please note: You must call to reserve your preferred time after booking. The listed price does not include the heliport fee, USD$40.00 per person, payable at the time of tour check-in.

$107.13 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

New York Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise with Bottomless Mimosas

Make your way to Pier 40 at Hudson River Park in Manhattan and board the sightseeing yacht for your 2-hour Sunday brunch cruise. As the boat departs, enjoy picture-perfect views of New York while you coast down the Hudson.Enjoy bottomless sparkling wine, mimosas and mineral water served throughout your cruise by attentive waitstaff, and relax to jazz music performed by a live band. Watch the Lower Manhattan skyline glide past as you fill your plate with brunch buffet items, which includes a cheese board, charcuterie selection and carving stations (see below for a full sample menu). Then indulge in an assortment of desserts paired with signature coffee or tea.While you dine, float by iconic New York landmarks such as the World Financial Center, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Head to the outer decks to sip your bubbly with a fresh-air view. You’ll cruise past Liberty Island in New York Harbor to see the colossal Statue of Liberty, and spot Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, before arriving back at Pier 40.

$299 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Manhattan NYC Attractions Helicopter Tour with Yankee Stadium

Hop in a state-of-the-art helicopter at the Downtown Manhattan Helicopter and take to the skies on a 17-20 minute helicopter tour. Soak up the beauty of New York City's dramatic skyline dotted by famous Manhattan skyscrapers including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, and the Freedom Tower. See and learn about the historic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor, and view the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Extend your flight up the Hudson River, travelling all the way to the northern point of Manhattan. Behold the man-made miracle of the George Washington Bridge and nature’s miraculous New Jersey Palisades. From above the Hudson, landmarks such as Yankee Stadium (on non-game days), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia University and Central Park can be seen.This flight includes the following highlights: • Central Park • Columbia University • Yankee Stadium • New Jersey Palisades • George Washington Bridge • Statue of Liberty • Ellis Island • The Freedom Tower • World Financial Center • Chrysler Building • Empire State Building • Chelsea Piers • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • Much more!

$78 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

Your tour starts at Chelsea Piers, where you'll hop aboard the Manhattan or Manhattan II, which provides a climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory as well as outer decks where you can enjoy fresh air and sunlight. As you glide along the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers, enjoy an included soda, beer, or glass of wine or sparkling wine from the bar. Hors d'oeuvres and water, tea, or coffee are also available. As you circle the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges), admire views of New York City monuments, architecture, parks, and infrastructure. Hosted and narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architects, your cruise features themes and topics such as the planning visions for both reclaiming the post-industrial waterfront, as the '6th Borough,' and addressing rising sea levels.Receive insightful coverage of Manhattan's classic spires, including the Chrysler Building and Woolworth Building, as well as a sharp focus on the new World Trade Center buildings and recent 'starchitecture' boom, including buildings by Frank Gehry and other noted international and local architects. See how the greater waterfront access allowed by new parks and recreation piers includes ecologically driven features designed by leading landscape architects.Admire the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the newest waterfront monument: Roosevelt Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. Pass by NYC's engineering masterpieces — the Brooklyn Bridge and George Washington Bridge — as well as lesser-known 'swing bridges' along the Harlem River. See the adaptation of the High Line as an elevated, linear park and learn about its role in the development of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards. And learn about the story of post-WWII urban renewal and public housing along the waterfronts of the Lower East Side and East Harlem.

$195.98 Food, Wine & Nightlife

New York City Lights Dinner Cruise with Window Seat Upgrade

Make your way to Manhattan's Hudson River Park in the evening to embark on your 3-hour dinner cruise. As your 3-tiered yacht departs down the Hudson, bite into hors d’oeuvres served during a reception, then take a seat at your table and gaze out the panoramic windows at the New York City skyline illuminated at dusk. Select from an à la carte menu and sit back as the professional waitstaff delivers you a customized 3-course meal. Selections may include filet mignon, pan-seared salmon and chicken with truffle potatoes, followed by a decadent dessert assortment (see below for a full sample menu). The DJ music picks up after dinner, so purchase a drink from the cash bar and show off your dance moves on the dance floor, or head outside to be dazzled by the New York City sights. Get unobstructed nighttime views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and more from the top deck. Your dinner cruise concludes back at Pier 40. Optional Upgrade: Viator Exclusive: Treat yourself and a loved one to your own private window table that guarantees unobstructed views of the dazzling city. Enhance your dining experience with one complimentary bottle of Champagne per couple. It's an option only available on Viator! Sample Menu: Starters (choose one): • Cranberry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad with mesclun , cranberries, candied pecans, goat cheese, and roasted shallots with dijon vinaigrette (Vegetarian and Gluten Free) • Seared Duck with roasted vegetable hash with blood orange glaze (Gluten Free) • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with roasted red pepper coulis and fennel slaw Main course (choose one): • Chicken Paillard with roasted potatoes and frisée salad • Stout Braised Short Rib with fig mushroom demi-glace, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables • Grilled Salmon with tri-colored carrots, asparagus, blooming baked potato with beurre blanc sauce (Gluten Free) • Cauliflower Steak with golden raisins, pine nuts, baby arugula and quinoa (Vegan) Dessert: • Chef's Selection of Seasonal Desserts Drinks: • Non-alcoholic beverages • Signature coffee and tea

$86.32 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise with Luxury Sightseeing

Come aboard the glass-enclosed, European-style Bateaux New York for the ultimate sightseeing experience. Float along the Hudson and take in amazing views with narration by our pianist of notable New York City sights like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. You’ll enjoy a delicious, three-course plated lunch and live music from an onboard pianist during your cruise. It’s the most sophisticated, special way to see the best of NYC from the water.