New York City dishes up a full-time live show, no matter where you travel to within Manhattan, from people to its streets.
But I dug deeper and it paid off because an NYC bus ride offers the greatest live show on the streets and 49 seats that revolutionize how you will see NYC!
NYC Bus Ride Offers the Greatest Live Show On the Streets!
I am about to share an EXPERIENCE, NOT a history tour!
In other words, if you are that museum buff, seeking more insight into the city, don’t book this, because the experience will party your ass right off the bus, with singing, comedic one-liners, clapping, laughter, and music!
Better yet, book it, and transcend, become one of US, party-inspired hooligans looking for fun, laughter, music, and unparalleled, unique viewings of performances live on the street!
So for those wise enough to book this tour, you will be rewarded with experiences that will amp Manhattan and really show off some of the best highlights it has to offer and then some!
The streets of the NYC bus ride are the oyster and they provide a rich culture that many take for granted.
You’ll be engaged in a 75-minute Interactive Entertainment Experience of Times Square & Midtown Manhattan!
“Get in your seat, bring your smiles, laughter, love of music, epic-seeking curiosity, and hunker down for a THE RIDE that is completely immersive, and way beyond your typical ‘yawn’ of a Broadway production. Live performances, humor, and NYC in her glory! Don’t blink because a 75-minute interactive entertainment experience becomes a NY Minute because it’s that good!” ~ Dana Vento of DanaVento.Com
The Ride NYC Spotlights NYC live and in its most raw form!
And to be fair, while the performances are great it is the New Yorker bystanders, pedestrians, office workers, who make The RIDE NYC even better!
Really it’s a RAW performance and some New Yorkers that take part make it even better!
Get ready to travel deeper, experience what so many other visitors have through your own eyes.
An award-winning part show, part tour, part party experience you’ll remember and love long after you’ve ridden aboard!
If you guessed that I am sharing my fun on The RIDE NYC tour bus you are correct!
NYC Bus Ride Offers the Greatest Live Show: Why We Booked
With so much to do in NYC, why would I stop and take a tour bus?
Honestly, this wasn’t even something that entered into my mind, because I wanted to experience the critically acclaimed unique NYC experience, whatever it was!
I am a travel writer and I love to open a trip big and close it the same, in other words coming full circle with a destination.
My trip started with a Broadway show 4 days prior and ended with a true-to-form NYC live show with front seats that seemed epic and perfect.
Of course, this NYC bus ride offers the greatest live show on the streets and it is NYC so The RIDE NYC bus was the best way to close out an already epic trip!
Definitely put this on your NYC travel checklist and save it for the end of your trip to say ‘farewell’ to NYC and all its crazy great idyllic fun.
Top Billing Points: NYC Bus Ride Offers the Greatest Live Show
Here’s the thing, you are in NYC and if your attraction sucks, you are gonna hear about it, so they totally rock the ride and you see lots of smiles and hear lots of laughter while in motion.
For the techie side of this ride, I am going to share a bit more right below so you know why I wanted to get on The Ride NYC
This attraction has seen more visitors than even the long-running Broadway show
Every Seat Has the Best View Of the Street + Rooftops
We were a party of 4, we sat next to each other and every seat has the best view.
That is not some fallacy, it’s true.
Each seat is comfy and they are customized theatrical seats that are 16” wide and 14” deep.
So you can dump your rump comfortably for about 70 minutes and give those feet a little relief from all that walking!
The seats are stadium-style, all seats face ONE way, and you will have a clear view out of ONE side of the bus because it’s ALL windows!
I forgot to add in that it’s not just one side of the bus with clear glass windows it’s also the ceiling that you can see through to and that makes it extra cool!
NYC pedestrians can see in and we can see out, let the party begin!
You may or may not want to take photos but I really spent more time listening and laughing than I did photo-taking!
Some people outside were totally oblivious but others as you can see stopped and stared and We had fun with that, see the hands flying?
Expect The Unexpected On The RIDE NYC Tour Bus
First, it’s not really a tour, but it is, in some ways.
You’ll learn fun facts about a few of the buildings, and a little history.
But, how do I say this in the nicest New Yorka way?
“If you are looking for a history-driven, hop-on, hop-off bus tour, you got the wrong bus, so don’t get on The RIDE NYC bus tour because you’ll ruin it for the rest of us!”
CHOOSE The RIDE NYC if you want are seeking a mix of party fun (sins alcohol) and part tour.
In fact, you’ll learn some fun facts, that you can tuck away for later, but what you’ll remember is the marvelous backdrop that The RIDE NYC has chosen to captures as its oyster.
Front Row Fabulous Ride With Unique Broadways Sidewalk Live Shows
When you enter over 14′ high, 45 feet long, 8 feet wide, The Ride NYC bus tour, you’ll find 49 seats waiting for you.
Enter with the people you came with and you’ll be directed to which seats to fill!
It’s true, that if you seek out this experience, you will be able to enjoy the characters of New York from front row seats!
Times Square is already insane, so this quirky bus ride with nonstop fun compliments it perfectly!
Just a quick glance into Times Square and you can already see the quirky stuff going on.
For some reason, King Kong is there, along with Transformers?
There’s also some guy in a yellow jacket, celebrating as though it was New Year’s Eve.
Our bus slowed down, and we can hear him, and he can hear us, how?
The RIDE NYC (also known as a tripped-out motor coach) has external speakers and lighting (think Knight Rider-like).
Those speakers and lighting allowed us (a.k.a. unassuming passengers) and on-board performers to interact with The RIDE’s street performers and anyone else we pass on those fabulously exciting, often crazy streets of Manhattan.
And Just Like That …
The dude in the yellow jacket just starts celebrating New Year’s Eve, to capture some of that spark that ignites during the biggest Manhattan night of each year.
But, the bus started partying too, with accompanying music and suddenly we were all mentally transported to New Year’s Eve.
No, I am not sharing the whole story, you gotta go experience this, to see what happened next!
What happens when this man dressed for work in business attire heard our music and saw The RIDE NYC bus?
He’s on a call and well what happens next is quirky fun!
There are pretty much no words for what happened to this business-attired clothed man who literally just started dancing in between cars, on the best live Broadway stage in Manhattan, the sidewalks!
Everyone on the bus went crazy, laughing, taking videos, and left wanting more of the chaotic fun the lives streets of Manhattan provide.
The Unique Broadway Sidewalk Live Shows Where A Passerby Steals the Moment
It’s live and unscripted, so the performers that we might stop to watch have no idea what the general public will do, or how they might react.
In this case, a live saxophone and voice show, of about 3 minutes in length got stampeded and side-swiped by the character looking at us, and then them, and back at us.
The show was amazing, but the New Yorker was the entertainment!
You’ll Want To Book This To EXPERIENCE Manhattan Raw!
Yes, there are performers, and they will provide you with unique sidewalk moments, but it’s the moments you’ll live in on the ride that make it special.
When you watch how most New Yorkers on the busiest streets and sidewalks are left unbothered, and not distracted by the chaos the shows provide, you know you are in NYC.
It’s entertaining, wholesome, funny, and a great way to experience a different take on Broadway, much rawer.
You’ll live in the moment, experience entertainers who react on their toes, and capture what makes The RIDE NYC so powerful in branding and entertainment.
New York City doesn’t need a stage, it provides a backdrop on every sidewalk and street and its characters are there for observation.
The RIDE NYC amps the art of people watching and makes a trip to Walmart to people watch completely unnecessary.
You’ll get your fill of people-watching combined with all-out entertainment in a comfy seat, front and center!
Take your bite of the Big Apple inside The RIDE NYC! ~ Dana XO