I have the privilege of living in the greatest city in the world. New York City has something for everyone. With great restaurants, amazing museums, historic places around every corner, and the bright lights of Broadway beckoning visitors and fellow NYC taxpayers to a night out, it’s easy to see why so many flock to New York City and share my sentiments that New York City is the place to be.
Lovers of New York will enjoy RiseNY, which offers visitors a bird’s-eye view of New York City and a trip through New York City history. RiseNY starts off with a visit to the Subway, where a film by Ric Burns plays, providing visitors with an introduction to New York City. From there, visitors learn about historical spots, television sets, talk shows, fashion, and New York City’s music scene.
The highlight of the trip is soaring above New York City in front of a giant screen in seats that move and turn. If you’ve been to Disney World and ridden Soarin’, you’ll get an idea of what the ride is like. My family and I loved flying over the city and seeing all the places we love from the air.
Usually, when I visit a touristy spot in NYC, I’m surrounded by people from out of town. It surprised me to find out that on our trip to RiseNY, locals surrounded me. When everyone was asked where they were from, almost everyone in the room was from New York City. You can tell you’re in a fun spot when the locals have gathered.
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Disclaimer: I was hosted by RiseNY for my review. The experience and story are all from me.
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