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Riverside Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

NYC: Bear Mountain Fall Foliage Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

1. NYC: Bear Mountain Fall Foliage Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Cruise up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain in all its autumn glory. This cruise takes you to Bear Mountain State Park at just the right time when those beautiful bursts of fall leaves start to appear along the Hudson. But this is much more than a fall foliage cruise. Stop at Bear Mountain to indulge in some glorious nature. Hop off the boat there, where for 2 hours, you can enjoy the park’s 50+ hiking and biking trails, paddle around the lake,  and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather. You will also enjoy the autumnal sights with some light narration from your onboard guide, all the while enjoying the "Onboard Oktoberfest" with German food and beer specials plus some good ol’ oom-pah music. Sample food and drink offerings include: • German Feast Plate with bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad • Prop & Peller Real Bavarian Pretzels • Traditional pork schnitzel • Classic concessions items (hot dogs, chips, candy, etc.) • Draft and bucket specials on all Warsteiner beers Landmarks visible on the cruise include: • Riverside Church • Grant's Tomb • The Little Red Lighthouse • George Washington Bridge • Hudson Valley foliage • Bear Mountain State Park

New York: Central Park & NYC Landmarks Guided Ebike Tour

2. New York: Central Park & NYC Landmarks Guided Ebike Tour

Explore the best parts of New York City on a safe, guided route via Ebike. Take a tour that encompasses all of Central Park and parts of Upper Manhattan. See much of the city without breaking a sweat. Begin in the beautiful neighborhood of West Harlem. Explore sites alongside the Hudson River such as the George Washington Bridge and Grant’s Tomb. You'll also experience incredible displays of gothic architecture at Riverside Church and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine before making your way to Central Park. Once in Central Park, glide along the winding paths of the famous metropolitan park. Along the way, stop at popular sites, such as Strawberry Fields, Central Park Pond, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace.

New York: A Day in Manhattan Cycling Tour

3. New York: A Day in Manhattan Cycling Tour

Pedal off from beneath the Manhattan Bridge and follow the East River Esplanade towards Southport Seaport. Learn the history of the shipping industry before going to Battery Park to get stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cycle the Hudson River Greenway to arrive at Riverside Park. Next, explore the Upper West Side and grab a bite to eat in the Time Warner Building or from one of the many street vendors during a 30-minute food stop. Cycle the 6-mile loop of Central Park to experience the attraction the best way possible, and take a quick ride through Midtown Manhattan towards Times Square and the Empire State Building. Stop at Rockefeller Plaza and St. Patrick's Cathedral along the way. Head into the West Village to visit Washington Square Park. Ride through the East Village and into SoHo before going through Little Italy and China Town. Reach the East Side of Manhattan and get beautiful views of Long Island before the tour ends!

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What people are saying about Riverside Park

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 772 reviews

Our Manhattan tour was canceled due to impending rain, but John from Brooklyn Giro Bike Tours offered his Brooklyn tour if we wanted to do it. He sent an Uber to our Manhattan hotel to transport us to participate in his Brooklyn tour. The Brooklyn tour was interesting and fun. John is very knowledgeable about his native Brooklyn, and he helped us appreciate Brooklyn as well. He offered to refund the difference in price of the Manhattan and Brooklyn tours, but we chose a couple of his fun hats instead. He paid for our ferry tickets back to Manhattan, bought us beer on the ferry, plus he was going to Grand Central, so he walked with us and confirmed we knew how to get to our hotel. I've never had such excellent service on a tour. I highly recommend Brooklyn Giro bike tours.

Brilliant way to see a lot of the city

We had a great time on this bike tour, and would thoroughly recommend it as a way to see a lot of the city, and learn some new facts about it too. Robbie, our guide, was full of local knowledge and fun facts which made the experience great fun. The bikes were great too, very easy and lightweight to ride with lots of gears.

Despite the rain, we had a very nice and informative tour of downtown Manhattan with Tom. We saw corners that we would never have explored ourselves and certainly not as comfortably as by bicycle. Tom was very well informed and guided us safely through the traffic jungle.

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Highly recommend it!! Tom was great and very knowledgeable. We were able to see so much of the city. It would never have been possible by foot. Thanks for a great day!!

Everything excellent. There was no autumn foliage, however. My friends and family members were disappointed, but it was no one's fault, nature was just taking her time dressing up!