New York can be a magical place, and this is one way to unlock some of that magic. Board the Roosevelt Island tram and enjoy ... More
Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram
New York can be a magical place, and this is one way to unlock some of that magic. Board the Roosevelt Island tram and enjoy panoramic views of New York from 250 feet above the East River. The cost is nominal, and the ride lasts four minutes. Once you get to the Island, you can take the minibus and visit one of the historical landmarks, parks or recreation fields there. Call for more details.
I was disappointed when my plans to visit Top of Rock/Empire Bldg was spoiled by fog. So we took this Aerial Tram instead. A much cheaper option. $4 for a round trip. It is also covered, if u take a day pass on the subway.
The city skyline was beautiful at night.
NOTE: Check out which subway stations are open till what time, to get to and from the tram's start point. We had to walk a while to a subway station on our way back, as the one we alighted from was closed by then.
The tram rises quickly to 22 floors (or higher) as it lifts over the East Side, glides over the East River. Your Metro ticket is valid, you can even transfer to the tram. Once on the island, the space, calm and greenery allow you to feel a long way from Manhattan. It is a blissful way to unwind if you feel the city is too hectic.
This was such a fun way to spend the night. The tram ride is interesting and the river is beautiful at night. The best at night because you cna see the lights, and it provides a great view of the city. TONS of fun for $4.
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