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New York City West Village

New York City West Village

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The Basics

The bohemian West Village—which served as the backdrop for New York’s LGBTQ rights movement—manages to be both trendy and quaint, and the best way to explore it is on foot. Stop by the many boutiques and cafés; look for filming locations and historic town houses; or take a walk in lovely Hudson River Park, a waterfront expanse on Manhattan’s west side.

Most hop-on hop-off bus tours pass through the West Village. Foodies can opt for a culinary walking tour that hits neighborhood eateries, with tastings along the way. For something totally different, consider an exhilarating helicopter tour for panoramic views of the neighborhood.

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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
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$244.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The ride was smooth and...
The ride was smooth and really fun!! I would definitely recommend to someone else! Sit on the right side to get better veiws
Abby_W, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Fabulous flight
Stacey_T, Nov 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Sweet Sixteen birthday flight was awesome. She was in Co-pilot seat! She was so excited. Jeff the pilot was so knowledgeable of both Cities NJ and NYC!
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Seeing the city in the...
Amber_D, Nov 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Seeing the city in the light's. I thought it was a little pricey but was glad I could do it and mark off my bucket list.
star-5
Fun group great tour guide!
Susan_O, Nov 2021
New York's West Village Food Tour
Adam did a great job lots of interesting facts fun stories - I used to live in the area and didn’t think I’d learn anything new but did and had grin and great food along the way - well done!
star-5
Fell in love on Beeker street. ❤️
Rachel_S, Nov 2021
New York's West Village Food Tour
Russell was incredibly informative and full of knowledge about this area of town. He patiently answered all of our questions and you could tell he wanted us to fall in love with this part of the city. My favorite place was Beeker street pizza. Greg came and met with us and told us stories about his beloved restaurant. It was the best pizza I’ve ever had. Would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Brilliant views, amazing experience.
Amy_R, Nov 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Really good experience, fantastic views and really knowledgeable pilot. Definitely do this trip again when we come back with our children next year.
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Annie (2014)
Julie_K, Nov 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
As a solo traveler on this particular trip, it was the perfect way to experience multiple landmarks that I couldn’t physically travel to due to time constraints. The experience was amazing and a great way to conclude my time in NYC.
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The pilot explains...
Terrell_A, Nov 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
The pilot explains everything as we go olong. You feel like your free from all troubles. It a feeling hard to explain
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Cup cake tour
Vaibhav_L, Sep 2021
Cupcake Walking Tour in New York City
Justin was fantastic and we saw parts of Greenwich that we would’ve never visited on our own and it was beautiful with lot of history! Justin showed us various landmarks along the way and oh the cupcakes were delicious and very filling. Our 9 year old loved it!
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A great experience!
Morgan_C, Sep 2021
Cupcake Walking Tour in New York City
Had a great time taking in NYC while enjoying sweet treats. Our guide was enthusiastic and kind with great details in cupcakes and the city!
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Definitely worth it!
Marissa_M, May 2021
Deluxe Private New York City VIP Tour by SUV: Best of NYC. Select 3 or 5 hours
Laurie was a great guide. I booked a 3-hour downtown/midtown tour just to give my out-of-town friends an overview of the city. Central Park wasn’t in the itinerary but Laurie added it upon request and even gave us time to go inside the park to take pictures. We got a lot of insights into the history of Manhattan.
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Perfect NYC activity!
Julia_E, Nov 2020
West Village Historical Walking Tour
Our tour with Michael Hunt was awesome! We learned a lot and had the best time hearing all of the stories he knows about the neighborhood. He even took pictures of us throughout the tour and shared with us after. Highly recommend!
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First helicopter ride
Alexis_A, Nov 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Definitely such a great experience! Our pilot made the experience so amazing with all the information he gave us. I had luck and they let me sit up with the pilot and it was so cool! Definitely recommend to anyone who loves NY👍🏽

Things to Know Before You Go

  • West Village restaurants are popular, so make reservations in advance.

  • Dress warmly if you’ll be visiting in winter, as New York City can be cold and windy.

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How to Get There

The West Village is bordered by 14th Street, 6th Avenue, West Houston Street, and the Hudson River, and is easy to get to by subway. Take the 1 train to Christopher Street, or the A, B, C, D, E, or F train to West 4th Street.

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When to Get There

You’ll find plenty to do in the West Village at any time of year, day or night.

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Visiting Washington Square Park

Spend a few minutes relaxing and people watching in nearby Washington Square Park, popular with locals, tourists, and New York University students. Stroll the leafy walkways, sip a coffee by the stone fountain, or take in a summer street performance.

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