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The New York City skyline is by far one of the most iconic skylines in the world with some of the most beautiful buildings and architecture. There are two main concentrations of sky rise buildings in New York City, each recognizable for their own unique reasons. Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the entire world and home to notable buildings such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, and many more. The Lower Manhattan sky rise was commonly known for the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center until 2001, and is now home to the One World Trade Center.

If you are coming to New York City, seeing the city from up high in the sky is a must! Here are a couple of our favorite ways to get the best views of New York City.

Editor's Choice: Wings Air Helicopter Tours

There are so many reasons why touring New York City by helicopter with Wings Air is our Editor's Choice. The main reason is that you just can't beat the views. With a totally new perspective of the Big Apple, you can see the entire city in all of its beautiful glory. Plus, you can avoid the crowds and lines! This is the only way to see the entire New York Skyline from every angle, and, better yet, all of the attractions including the Statue of Liberty.

Wings Air offers a number of different tours for marvelous views of New York City. With a Fall Foliage Tour of the Hudson Valley, a Sunset or Night Tour of New York City, Historic Westchester Tour, and Private Tours of New York City. Wings Air also offers charters and air taxi, flight training, and filming services.

Top of The Rock

With a 360 degree panoramic view of New York City, the Top of the Rock is another great way to see the city. From the 3 observatory decks on floors 67-70, you can see major sights like Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and many other New York landmarks. The best part is that you can stay as long as you want and they are open from 8am-12am, and usually have a shorter wait time than the Empire State building.

NY Skyride

A great option for kids, the NY Skyride is a virtual tour simulator that will take you flying through the skies above New York city. Narrated by Kevin Bacon, this 30 min tour will make you feel as if you are really flying above New York! Giving historical facts and details about the city, you will also have a chance to see the Twin Towers as they were over ten years ago.

NY Skyride + Empire State Building Combo Deal

When you purchase this New York City deal you get a both the NY Skyride and cut line pass for the Empire State building. This will save you loads of time so you aren't stuck waiting in line for the Empire State Building. View the entire city by simulator and then see it with your own eyes at the top of the Empire State Building.