4 Top Reasons To Try TopView

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Thanks to MomTrends and TopView, us mommy bloggers were invited to tour our own city with TopView and experience the classic, double-decker bus tour for ourselves.  And it did not disappoint!  I was so excited to finally get to ride this iconic red bus.  After having lived in the NY area for almost 20 years, you’d think I’d have tried it all but alas this was my first time getting to ride this fun red bus which I’ve seen pass by a hundred times!  After having experienced it, here is my TopView review and 5 top reasons to try it out:


  1. Time-Saving.  When in a foreign city, you may generally have an idea of attractions you want to see, but in order to make the most of your time, you’ll need to know how to navigate and schedule an itinerary that makes logistical sense.  TopView takes care of all of that by providing tours listed by area and by attraction.  From Bronx to Brooklyn, TopView offers five carefully curated, routes across NYC: Downtown Tour, Uptown Tour, Bronx Tour, Brooklyn Tour, and Night Tour cutting out the time it would take to research best routes and figure out your own transportation to each site.  With four different, All City Passes available there is sure to be one that will exactly fit your needs. 
  2. The Views – (Obviously!)  There is no better way to see the famous neighborhoods than to sit atop an open-air bus with unobstructed, vast views! The subway, bus or taxi routes never offer you this!  And who wants to miss out?  New York City is a place where you really should look up and appreciate the towering skyscrapers that surround you.  Go with a group, and you’ll surely make memories to last a lifetime!
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  3. Audio Narration in 8 Languages- In addition to the professional drivers who offer short wait times, you are provided new earphones with which you’ll receive audio guidance in a whopping 8 languages! (English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Korean, and Russian) State-of-the-art, GPS triggered systems within the bus, allow for a custom-timed tour too!
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  4. Freebies – They’ve thought of everything!  Want to see the Statue of Liberty up close?  Free Liberty cruises are incliuded.  Want to see the famous Museum of the city of NY?  Free admission is included.  Afraid it might rain?  They’ll provide ponchos!  Want to traverse Central Park in a timely fashion? A free, 2-hour bike rental is included!
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    photo credit, TopView

I had so much fun traveling through town with fellow NY bloggers and would totally do it again next time tourist friends come into town!  For more information and ticketing details, click here!

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This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions are 100% my own.  





  1. I love these kinds of tours! We try to start all our visits to new cities this way because it’s a great way to get a real overview of what’s around. It’s fun to sit on the upper deck and take photos, too!

    1. fabgab says:

      Oh awesome! What cities have you done bus tours in?

  2. Ashley says:

    I”ve only done a bus tour once but it was fun. Looks like you had a great trip around the city!

  3. This looks like an awesome tour! I’ll have to check this out the next time we go to a big city. The top part looks like the most fun.

    1. fabgab says:

      You’ve got the right idea! top deck for the top view!

  4. That looks like so much fun! I will have to try that soon.

    1. fabgab says:

      Just don’t got on a hot humid day and you’ll have a blast!

  5. 1stopmom says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun plus budget friendly. If I ever make it to New York this is what I want to do! I also like that is saves so much time. I would definitely not have to worry about getting lost!

    1. fabgab says:

      They cut out so much planning time for you. It’s great!

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