9/11 memorial

July Specials and Events (Sneak Peek!)

We’re only two weeks away from July and it’s time we let you in on a little secret.  We’re going to have a couple events/discounts for you to save your money and have a blast.  Let’s take a look at what’s on the agenda for July:

10% OFF the 9/11 Memorial Tribute Tour

In honor of the 4th of July, we’re giving you 10% off the 9/11 Tribute Tour purchased during the first week of July (1-7th).  Enter the code JULTRIBUTE at checkout and enjoy all of the perks of this most patriotic of packages.

Hot Summer Nights Deal

It can get so hot in New York City during the middle of July, but once the sun goes down the fun comes back out!  We’re taking $10 off the Night on the Town Tour for the whole month of July!  Any Night on the Town tour that is purchased between July 1-31 will receive this special discount.  Just make sure you type in the code JULSPECIAL at checkout to get your $10 off.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise

We’re sending out the ships for a magical evening on the Hudson to watch the always elegant Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks.  This special once-a-year event will feature a bar, a food menu and a live DJ to help set the mood.  Tickets are on sale now and going fast!

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9/11 Tribute Package Discount

In honor of Flag Day, we’re taking $10 off of our 9/11 Tribute Package.  Take a moment and reflect with the package that includes:

  • National September 11 Memorial Admission
  • Ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • The New-York Historical Society’s museum Admission
  • Visit to the Tribute WTC Visitor Center
  • All Loops Tour for 72 hours of Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker fun

Just enter the code JUNTRIBUTE at your checkout to get your $10 discount.  The discount is offered from June 11-17.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions In New York City

Happy New Year from Gray Line New York!

We’re looking forward to a brand new year here in the Big Apple and to kick things off, we thought we’d compile our own set of New Year’s Resolutions.

As the Community Manager for New York City’s red Double-Decker buses, you would think I’ve seen it all! The truth is, I’m a Florida transplant who still has a few items left on her New York City Bucket List.

With that, here are my Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions In New York City:

  1. Cloisters Museum – Doug, my co-worker in the Interactive Media Department, tells me all the time I should drop everything I do and visit this museum ASAP! The distance from our Midtown office is slightly intimidating, but the Medieval architecture and artwork ranging from the 12th-15th Century is extremely intriguing.
  2. Guggenheim Museum – My apartment is just a few short blocks from Museum Mile and this year, my goal is to check out a new exhibit at least once a month.
  3. 9/11 Memorial – For some reason, I can’t bring myself to visit the 9/11 Memorial just yet. When the time is right, I’ll make sure to bring my family and visit this extremely moving memorial together.
  4. Sex & The City Hotspots Tour – Alright, don’t judge now.. I’m a huge fan of this popular show filmed in the heart of the City that Never Sleeps. What’s your favorite movie or television show filmed in the city?
  5. How To Succeed In Business Without Even Trying – I’m a huge sucker for anything Harry Potter related, so when I learned that Daniel Radcliffe was the star of this hit Broadway Show, I knew I had to check it out. Although Radcliffe just wrapped up his final performance, I know this classic show will be a hit for years to come.
  6. Dialog in the Dark – Ever wondered what it’s like to experience the sights, sounds and smells of New York City in complete darkness? This experience will change your every day outlook on navigating the city streets.
  7. Rent – Confession: I’ve seen the movie Rent about 10 times, but still have yet to see the Broadway Show! Hopefully the cast members won’t mind me signing along.
  8. Empire State Building – Ever seen the movie, Sleepless in Seattle? Let’s just say I’m still waiting for the final scene to happen to me! 😉
  9. The Ride – If you’ve ever walked through Midtown Manhattan, you may have seen various actors break out in song and dance for The Ride. A Broadway Show and tour all in one? Sign me up.
  10. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets – Living in New York City can get sightly expensive if you aren’t careful, which is why I can’t wait to make a trip out to Woodbury Common this Spring. Shop ’til you drop!

Now it’s your turn!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions of new things to do while visiting New York City?

– Shannon May, Community Manager at Gray Line New York.

9/11 Memorial Group Tour Package

This Sunday marks the 10th Anniversary of the tragic World Trade Center attack that occurred on September 11th, 2011.

Following the attacks, New Yorkers stood together to rebuild, reflect and remember one of the most tragic days in our country’s history. We at Gray Line New York are incredibly proud to show guests how amazing our city and its people are every day of the year. We will never forget.

This Sunday, the National September 11 Memorial is opening its doors to families of the nearly 3,000 victims.

The future World Trade Center after construction.

Nearly a decade after 9/11, the Ground Zero Memorial opens to families of the victims for a special commemoration at the Memorial’s two reflecting pools located within the footprints of the former Twin Towers. President Obama, former President George W. Bush, NYC Mayor Bloomberg and other officials will attend the event where the names of the nearly 3,000 victims will be read.

Beginning Monday, September 12, the Memorial opens to the public:

In an effort to minimize vehicular traffic in lower Manhattan, a limited number of visitor passes have been allocated to Gray Line New York on a daily basis for use with our existing hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour of lower Manhattan.

As a result, the package described in the image above is available for groups of at least ten (10) persons.

For reservations and additional information, please contact us:

Phone: 212-812-2701 Email: groups@graylinenewyork.com

Click here for more information on 9/11 Memorial Group Tours.

Click here for 9/11 Events in NYC.

President Obama Visiting Ground Zero

Due to President Obama arriving in NYC for the Ground Zero memorial, our Times Square stop will relocate to 50th Street and 7th Avenue for roughly 2 hours.

Between 10:15am – 12:15pm, please go to 50th Street and 7th Avenue for the Downtown Loop or 41st Street and 7th Avenue.

The President will lay a wreath down at the memorial at 1:25PM Thursday, 5/5/11.

Click here for more information about the memorial.

Click here for more information on the Downtown Loop.