New York City skyline after dark.
Welcome to New York, New York! It’s the city that never sleeps. Never been? Join Martz for an overnight stay in New York City this August! We’ll explore everything that New York City has to offer. Here are some places we’ll be visiting during the day on this exciting NYC trip.
Bus Tour of New York City
Discover the taste of Italy! An Italian Marketplace in the heart of New York City, Eataly is where you can find a combination of fabulous food! Eating in Eataly is fun and easy, with many restaurants in the marketplace using the highest quality ingredients to create wonderful meals.
You can hop from restaurant to restaurant, enj delicious food while enjoying an endless list of refreshing wines and summer-friendly cocktails. You can even bring the best of Italy to your own table by taking a look at their market selection and shopping their best-selling products, including San Marzano tomatoes and Ligurian Pesto.
We’ll visit the 9/11 Memorial, where you’ll have free time to view the massive pools and waterfalls, as well as the names of the nearly 3,000 who passed away inscribed on the pool’s edges. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footsteps of where the Twin Towers once stood.
One World Trade Center
Admire a panoramic view of New York City from the tallest building in the western hemisphere at One World Trade Center. Known as the Freedom Tower, this building is a bold addition to the skyline and stands as a shining beacon for the new downtown. Soaring at a symbolic 1,776 feet, the One World Trade Center is already an iconic New York City landmark.
Uptown NYC Tour
On our uptown part of the tour, we’ll stop and explore these wonderful NYC attractions on the way.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Chartered as a house of prayer for all people, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the Seat of its Bishop. People from many faiths and communities worship together in services held more than 30 times a week in this breathtaking church.
The final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant is the largest mausoleum in North America. It attests to people’s gratitude for the man who sought to end the bloodiest conflict in American history as the Commanding General of the Union Army. The memorial of this two-term president and defender of the nation is a great place to learn a little bit more about the history of America.
On our trip, we’ll view the Riverside Church, which is an interdenominational, international, open, and welcoming church and congregation. The church is modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in Chartres, France. Its gothic tower stands as a beacon to the world and continues to bring people together.
We’ll stop at Millionaire’s Row on the West Side, where most of this stretch has been converted into upscale, luxury retail and soaring corporate skyscrapers lining the streets of Fifth Avenue. While walking Millionaire’s Row, you’ll notice magnificent Gilded Age mansions that firmly establish Fifth Avenue as the center of society.
Harlem is one of New York’s best-kept secrets. With some of the city’s most interesting architecture, food, music, and people, you’ll never be bored walking through here. With over 400 years of history, you’ll see the many changes Harlem has gone through and the diverse selection of places of worship, theaters, homes, and eating establishments.
We’ll walk into beautiful Central Park, where you’ll get to enjoy seeing a great variety of its scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements. You’ll also be able to view the lovely Conservatory Garden and learn about the thousands of plants that bloom throughout the year.
After our tour of uptown, we’ll walk the High Line with a local guide. The High Line is a beautiful public park built on a historic freight rail line above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side. This public park in the sky runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.
The park’s features are what make the High Line so unique. You can dip your toes into the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature that is flanked by lounge chairs where you can sit and relax, or take a stroll in the Chelsea Market Passage that features art as well as food carts and an open-air café. With many more park features to explore, the High Line is truly an unforgettable experience.
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant
With all that walking and traveling through the city, we’ll stop for an authentic, family style Italian dinner at Carmine’s. One of New York’s most iconic restaurants, Carmine’s is a family style restaurant that offers exceptional dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Generous portions of homestyle antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood, meat entrees, and homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine’s.
Overnight Bus Trip to New York City
Experience New York City with Martz! This is our first trip with an overnight stay in New York, and we want you to experience it with us. We’ll be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square, which is a modern hotel ideally located in the heart of Times Square – just steps from Broadway theaters and Restaurant Row. Contact us today to book your trip now or for more information on our other day trips and multi-day bus tours.