My Daughter, Granddaughter and I just got back from our trip to New York City to see the Christmas lights. I have done it before but, one of the things we did this time that we had never done before is go on The Ride.
They have all different times of day when you can schedule your Ride. We decided on the 4 PM one so we could see a little of it in the daylight and a little at night. The city is so beautiful around the Holiday Season when all the lights are lit up for your enjoyment, and this year was spectacular. No matter where you looked, the city was aglow with more lights that I have ever seen in any other city.
Once we found where we were to board the bus, we settled in for our enjoyment for that evening. We were on the bus about 75 minutes and were entertained by 2 tour guides that joked and sang to us as we learned about the renowned landmarks of the city, all the time enjoying the Christmas Lights!!
One fun thing to do... is wave to the people on the street and try to get them to wave back. You can tell that some of them are amazed by this bus where everyone faces side ways, looking out onto the sidewalks. It is like we are in a theater where the tourists and residents of NYC are our show for the evening.
One guy was really funny and must have never seen anything like this bus. He was taking a picture of us as I was taking a picture of him.
The Ride also provides us entertainment of people they have placed on the street. It can sometimes be hard to figure out who is an actor and who is just someone on the street. I will show you that we seen Tiny Tim in our travels, but I am not going to give everything away. You will have to come and experience The Ride for yourself.
Check on more about The Ride on their site http://experiencetheride.com/