New York City has some of the best views in the world, but there’s a hidden secret. Some things just look better from the sky. Not only does a heli lift you above the hustle and bustle of the most populous city in the US, but it delivers amazing views you can’t get any other way. Here are five things you might want to check out if you ever have the pleasure of touring via helicopter over NYC.
1) The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is almost a given on everyone’s travel list and beckons millions of travelers every year. While there are many ways to take in her majesty, none of them display her greatness quite like a view from the sky. Towering at over 305-feet, she was once the world’s tallest iron structure. There’s simply no other way to take in Lady Liberty’s incredible detail without climbing to great heights as well.
2) Ellis Island
As part of Liberty State Park, Ellis Island is another area you might want to see. It’s no longer in service, but it formerly hosted the busiest immigration station in the US. Though it was once less than four acres, the island was gradually expanded to span nearly 30 acres. A sky view allows you to see all the island’s buildings, like the entire south-side including the hospital, which can’t be accessed from the ground or are unsafe to enter.
3) The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is another monument that embodies the spirit of New York City. Ahead of its time, it was the first-ever steel-wire bridge, once the world’s longest suspension bridge, and faced numerous challenges throughout its construction. Because it stretches nearly 1600 feet, and connects Brooklyn to Manhattan, it’s impossible to soak up its massiveness from the ground.
4) The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center
When constructed the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building. Coming in at a total of 103 stories high, it’s now the city’s second largest. It’s surpassed only by One World Trade Center, which stretches 104 stories into the sky. It’s difficult not to be awestruck by the area given its history.
5) Central Park
Central Park’s lush landscape extends over one mile and showcases the versatility of the city. In fact, it’s so large that it takes up a full 6-percent of Manhattan. Because it’s encircled by skyscrapers and busy city life, it’s also incredibly breathtaking.
With so much to see and do, taking a helicopter over NYC, gives you remarkable views of some of the city’s most well-known attractions. It also saves on travel time between venues, so you can see more in a single trip.
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