Manhattan Skyline, New York City

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Recognizable from countless photographs and movies, Manhattan Skyline conveys the grandeur of New York City. Try to see it from many different vantage points, such as the observation decks of some of the city's landmark buildings. For a slightly different perspective of New York, try viewing the famous skyline from Queens, Brooklyn, or New Jersey. Helicopter tours and sightseeing cruises on the city's rivers allow you to spend more time enjoying the skyline, bridges, and parks and less time waiting in long lines. Put Manhattan Skyline on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our New York City trip planner .
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  • This is my favorite view in the entire world and will never get tired of it. It’s like you’re in the movies. Regardless of how you feel about NY you’ll love this. NY skyline needs to be on your bucket...  more »
  • Our friend had insisted we walk to the waterfront near our hotel in Jersey City to see the Manhattan skyline; it was an awesome view and we took a lot of stunning photos. Since obviously one cannot se...  more »
  • New6York hovering in a helicopter is really to do, it's magic several formulas are your provisions the heliport is on the edge of the East River dock No. 6. It is true that it is a bit expensive but worth the money we can see the city in a different way
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The first step to finding accommodations in New York City is finding the right neighborhood. Manhattan, where most visitors end up, offers some of the most expensive rooms in the world, though there are lower-budget options, such as hostels with shared restrooms. Reduce your costs by basing yourself in one of the outer boroughs, but beware of low-end motels where you may end up sharing the premises with hourly customers. Alternatively, stay along the New Jersey shore, offering all the major chain hotels at considerably lower prices than their Manhattan equivalents.
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