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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

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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
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Amazing experience
My 13 yr old daughter and I went to NYC and did the helicopter at night, the views were amazing and the pilot was so professional, friendly and informative! The staff to prepare you was so nice and easy to deal with! If coming in from NYC I would recommend spending the extra to take an Uber because the Linden train station was pretty rough at night.
Gabriela_P, Oct 2021

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Amazing!!
wildanelly_O, Oct 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
It was an amazing experience. The staff and pilot were very professional and knowledgeable. Quick and great adventure to have with your loved one.
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breathtaking views
Chris_b, Oct 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
The flight was very professional, smooth and on time. The veiws were breathtaking, I was afraid to fly, but that disappeared quickly. Make sure you take lots of pictures, well worth it!
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The entire tour was great...
Richard_B, Oct 2021
New York's West Village Food Tour
The entire tour was great !!! Adam is the best, he’s knowledge, personable and funny . He makes sure everyone is included and encouraged us all to get to know each other , which was a wonderful experience . This is our second tour with Adam and I would highly recommend any tour with him The food was awesome and everything is completely organized , you just get to enjoy the experience Even though I live in NY, the tour gave me the opportunity to learn new things
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Amazing tour made for a great NYC experience
Melissa_C, Oct 2021
New York's West Village Food Tour
Adam was awesome. Knowledgeable, Courteous and. Loved teaching about NYC. We left Full of food and knowledge from NYC.
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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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Unforgettable ride 🚁❣️
frances_F, Oct 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
i love how the one flying the helicopter made us feel comfortable and made us laugh ... It was so much fun. And the views are unforgettable 😍🚁🥰💪🏻🙏🏻♥️
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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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Jimmy was most knowledgeable! Fun...
Susan T, Jan 2017
Deluxe Private New York City VIP Tour by SUV: Best of NYC. Select 3 or 5 hours
Jimmy was most knowledgeable! Fun, timely and easy, the vehicle was very comfortable and clean though the glass top is an average sunroof in the front only. I highly recommend Jimmy for your next tour! The Fab Four!
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This is the way to go !!!
Adison_T, Oct 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
This was a great experience from start to finish. I will be doing this again and recommend that if you're looking for a great experience this is the way to go. All the staff are great and make sure that you're comfortable the entire time.
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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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James was great!
ma04257, Oct 2019
New York City Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour
Our tour was awesome! James did a great job of giving us the history of every area we visited. He recommended places to be visited and was an all around pleasant guy. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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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