About Uptown Central Park Tour
New York City’s uptown neighborhoods have played starring roles in movies and on television for decades, and visitors to the city will want to catch at least a glimpse of iconic locations such as Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center and the Guggenheim Museum, to name just a few of New York’s beloved cultural attractions. What better way to see all the sights from the Hudson River to the East River, and from Times Square to Harlem, then via your very own customized bus tour? On Skyline Sightseeing’s Uptown Central Park Tour, you can select how, when, and for how long you visit points of interest in upper Manhattan. If you only have time for an overview, stay on the bus through its entire loop (starting in Times Square) as it wends its way north via the Upper West Side (Seinfeld territory), then across Harlem and back down Fifth Avenue (the “Museum Mile”). If your schedule is more flexible, choose which sights are most important to you and hop off and then back on again when you’ve had your fill. Only interested in museums? The tour will take you past the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Neue Galerie, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Natural History. Is it historic and notable architecture that you want to spend time on? Hop off at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lincoln Center or the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for an up-close, ground-level look at these New York City institutions.
Skyline Sightseeing, one of New York City’s newest bus tour operators, offers an ever-increasing fleet of up-to-date tour buses featuring all the latest technologies to make your tour as smooth and comfortable as possible. Skyline’s open-top double-decker buses are painted a cheerful, bright orange color, making them easy to spot in traffic, and come equipped with air conditioning on the lower level and floor board heating on the upper level. All buses feature multilingual audio technology available in nine different languages (French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Korean and English) and are handicapped accessible, meaning all visitors to New York City can participate on one of Skyline’s tours. Add to that helpful, knowledgeable, tour guides and a toll-free number to call for assistance or to check on the location of the next available bus, and you’re in for a pleasing, stress-free touring experience.
Approximately one-and-a-half to two hours (for the full loop without stopping; timing depends on traffic)
Uptown Central Park Tour buses depart continuously on the hour between 9 am and 5 pm. Tours operate rain or shine, so if you plan on riding on the upper level or hopping on and off the bus, make sure to bring appropriate gear for the weather (umbrella, poncho, sunscreen, hat, etc.). Also note that buses are not equipped with bathrooms.
Did you know?
On the television show Seinfeld, Jerry lived at 129 W 81st St., a fictional address roughly a block and half west of Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side; the real Jerry Seinfeld currently owns a building on Central Park West just one block away from his apartment on the show.
The unique spiral shape of the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was said to have been inspired by organic shapes the architect saw in Central Park, just across the street.
This tour is perfect for visitors to New York City who have limited time to see the sights, but don’t want to miss anything. Because you can hop on and off when you like, visitors can choose which sights deserve an up-close inspection, and whizz by locations of lesser interest. This tour is also perfect for those with mobility issues, since all buses are handicapped accessible. The Uptown Central Park Tour will especially appeal to those interested in visiting Manhattan’s uptown neighborhoods and sights, including Central Park.
Good for kids?
This tour is great for kids, who will enjoy the view from the upper level of Skyline’s double-decker bus fleet. Additionally, the tour allows you to hop on and off whenever you wish, allowing parents to determine what amount of walking suits the whole family. Note, though, buses are not equipped with bathrooms.
Phantom Broadway Gift Shop Location Information:
235 W 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
Uptown Central Park Tour
Begins and ends: Phantom of Broadway Gift Shop
235 W 42nd St. (between Seventh & Eighth Aves.)
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, and S to Times Square – 42nd St.