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New York City West Village

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
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
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$244.00 per adult
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Amazing Experience
We had an amazing trip with HeliNY! The views from the helicopter are unbelievable and the staff is so friendly!
caraoshea2479, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Beautiful way to experience the view of Manhattan
Daniela_A, Jan 2022
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Very beautiful way to experience the view of the Manhattan skyline! Great to do with couples or family. The length of the flight is appropriate and the staff is very kind
star-5
Nancy was extremely...
Tirbod_F, Dec 2021
Deluxe Private New York City VIP Tour by SUV: Best of NYC. Select 3 or 5 hours
Nancy was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating towards our plans Would very highly recommend
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Amazing
Ashish_J, Dec 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Excellent safe and amazing experience and always do it again Kids had lot of fun Mike our pilot was great
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Best city views!
Michelle_D, Dec 2021
New York City Skyline Helicopter Tour and Luxury Transfer from Manhattan
Such a great view of the city. This was my Christmas gift to my adult kids, they loved it! The pilot was knowledgeable and skilled. Felt very safe and was a wonderful experience.
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Take this tour!
Michelle_C, Dec 2021
New York's West Village Food Tour
We loved the variety of food! We especially loved the deli and went back later! In addition to food, Jonathan told us all about the history of the West Village and New York in general-he was an excellent guide!
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Tour guide and driver...
Jessica_R, Dec 2021
Deluxe Private New York City VIP Tour by SUV: Best of NYC. Select 3 or 5 hours
Tour guide and driver were great! I was unable to spend the day touring with my family and hired Viator to assist. Nothing but rave reviews from my family. Thank you!!
star-5
Amazing tour
luc_N, Dec 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Pilot was very knowledgeable about the city, kind and energetic. We felt extremely safe and happy to have him as our guide
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Epicurean delight
Patricia_D, Dec 2021
New York's West Village Food Tour
The guide, Jonathon, was friendly, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the other group members were friendly and added to the experience.
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Amazing!!
Priscilla_R, Dec 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Jim was amazing!!!! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely do this again. The night was magical.
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Fantastic flight around...
Shayne_G, Dec 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Fantastic flight around Manhattan, the team were great at explaining everything and the pilot was knowledgeable and helpful
star-5
Amazing
James_W, Dec 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Totally amazing, extremely professional and well recommended for a tour of the New York from the air. Worth doing at night…
star-5
James was great!
Martha_A, 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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