No matter how many times you go to New York, each visit sheds new light on the greatest city on Earth. One of the principal ways in which travellers gain a perspective on Manhattan is through the different modes of transport they take when moving around. Arguably the most common, and certainly the most emblematic of these methods, is the New York cab. The island is awash with these yellow taxis which weave their way through the heavy traffic, honking as they go, getting their passengers to their destination as quickly as possible and for a modest fee. But from such a low perspective from the back seat, it is difficult to fully appreciate the city. The subway is another popular way to get from A to B and is equally as efficient and cost-effective. However, it gets pretty busy during the rush hour and there is of course absolutely no view to be had aside from perhaps the armpit of your fellow commuter. Buses are used mainly by locals but are less frequent than subway trains and you may have to wait an eternity for one to arrive. Tourists may consider the tour buses or horse drawn-carriages outside Central Park, but let's face it, these are pretty tacky and can be relatively expensive, especially for a family. By far the best and most original way to gain a fresh, new perspective on New York is by helicopter. Yes, it requires you to dig deep and you can't just hop about on them whenever and wherever you want, but there is no beating the views and exhilaration of hovering above some of the most famous landmarks in the world from the intimacy of a helicopter.
Where to catch a flight