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tour recommendation?

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In October I'd like to take a tour of NYC in one of those little buses with the big windows (NOT a van or a big bus). I'd like it to include the 9-11 memorial (including tickets for it), the Dakota where John Lennon lived and Strawberry Fields and as much overall NYC as possible. This is not my first visit to NYC. I do NOT want to use the Hop On Hop Off buses. Thanks you.

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We walk a lot and take the subways and public busses to get around, but we still like the commercial “Hop-on Hop-off” double decker busses and (even though we live here in NYC) once or twice a year buy a pass and “do” the City as paying tourists. We started doing this years ago due to one of our friends becoming a tour guide/narrator for one of the “Hop-on Hop-off” operators following his retirement as a teacher (a linguist). He died some years back, and fondly remember him “singing” (great voice) to the tourists and us atop the open air busses.

Even since then, we still enjoy the rides and we have done both operators; the biggest difference is not which operator you choose, rather it is the guide/narrator that you happen to get, and whether he/she is engaging or knowledgeable. There are times when we hop-off one bus and hop-on another (but same operator) so that we have a different guide/narrator.

We think that the rides are fun and a great venue in which to meet visitors from around the planet.

Hope this helps. Your questions are always welcome.



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