Experience New York City And Its People On The Ride NYC! @The_Ride_NYC #Giveaway #Ad



    I have a confession to make, although I have lived in New York City most of my life, I have never really attempted to go sightseeing in Manhattan.  This is because most New Yorkers will tell you that these are just tourist attractions and locals have no time to visit these attractions.  Over the past couple of years, however, I have really enjoyed going to see iconic New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.


    Last month, I attended a blogging conference in Chelsea Piers and one of the scheduled events was an excursion on The Ride NYC.  Unfortunately, I was unable to take advantage of this opportunity because I had scheduled another event during the time slot that this experience was being offered.  Once I saw the photos that fellow bloggers took on this ride, I immediately regretted not having participated in going.


    Fast forward to last week, my friend CouponMamacita was visiting from out of town and I was offered the opportunity to experience The Ride NYC with my family and I jumped at the chance.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with THE RIDE, it is an attraction that uses New York City and its iconic landmarks as the backdrop for a theatrical event that blurs the boundary between tour and performance.


    Its traveling theatres are designed with coliseum seating and floor-to-ceiling glass windows truly making the streets the stage. Immediately after departure, guests won’t be able to tell where the New York City streets begin and the show ends!  Additionally, its motor coaches come equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology, including 40 plasma TV screens and over 3000 LED lights.


    We all enjoyed interacting with the tour’s hilarious hosts who were clearly trained in improvisation which made our experience unique depending on what was happening on the street that evening.  The Ride is comprised of pop-up presentations along the 4.2-mile route through Midtown and Times Square by a talented ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. 

    Whether you are someone who is visiting the Big Apple from out of town or a seasoned “New Yawker” you will enjoy The Ride and be able to view the city through a new and entertaining lens!

For a limited time, take advantage of the following promotions to enjoy The Ride NYC with someone you love:

Enter RIDEBB at checkout at www.theridenyc.com for $20 off per ticket
Enter TOURBB at checkout at www.thetournyc.com for $10 off per ticket

Let’s Discuss:  Have you ever visited New York City?  If so, what was your favorite part of your visit to the Big Apple?  If not, what landmarks would you like to visit during your visit here?


Our Sponsor is giving away two tickets (ARV $150) to experience The Ride NYC to one reader of Tough Cookie Mommy!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign on behalf of The Ride NYC. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating and to facilitate this review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Oh wow! What FUN! I have been to New York city quite a few times but never knew of this. I can only imagine how trippy it must have been though! I would love to do this but I have no plans to go to NYC and I’m rather stuck in Kansas lol so I won’t enter but good luck to all who do! Enjoy the ride !

  2. I visited briefly a few times many years ago. I saw the David Letterman show and the Statue of Liberty. I also saw parts of Queens… mostly a moving truck and lots of stairs.

  3. Like you I am a New Yorker (live right outside the city limits) and also like you have never really toured NYC. Oh I have been to the major places and even some of the minor ones–but never actually got on one of those buses and took a tour! This tour really sounds like it would be a blast!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I come to NYC a few times a year. I am always a fan of going to the MoMA or the Met. I love Times Square, too!

  5. I went on Ride NYC on my last trip to New York and I loved it! I generally enjoy these sorts of tourist rides because they are so informative and give you a glance of the city comfortably. But NYC… that was one unique, bright, busy city!

  6. Wendy Wallach says

    I actually live in the suburbs and like you never get to be a tourist in my own town. I do however have frequent out of town guests who would love this! When I do tourist stuff I love to take people to the west village and Chinatown.

  7. We are in Jersey so we’ve been to New York several times. I love going to the theater and just walking around sightseeing. I’ve never seen this, but it looks like a whole new way to see NYC. Sounds like a lot of fun.

  8. Debbie Denny says

    That looks like a real good time. I love how you can see the sights in one tour!

  9. As a native New Yorker I have always wanted to do the tourist thing with my family, but that may not happen for quite some time.

  10. Wow what an interesting way to ride around NYC, I would totally be up for giving this a try. x

  11. I have never been to New York and I’m planning to visit next year. I will definitely take this tour!

  12. I love visiting NYC. I have never been on The Ride, but it sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

  13. bianca roman says

    My Mom and Dad were born and raised in New York. I’ve never been there. I really want to visit Queens and Washington Square Park – even though it’s not so nice anymore..

  14. Like you I lived in NY and didn’t do the touristy things. The last time I lived in NY I did touristy things when friends came to visit, if it wasn’t for them I would have not gone to the Empire State building. Coney Island (ok I had been there but not since my pre teen years) and to see a taping of The View and the Daily Show. Ok now to answer your question my favorite part of NY is Time Square. I love sitting in the middle and just seeing people from all over the world and from different economical backgrounds just walk around and be excited about being in NY as well as seeing regular New Yawkers be annoyed by them.

  15. This is how I would want to explore New York City when I go there. You guys looked like you had a blast.

  16. HopscotchNjb says

    I have never been in New York it seems like a nice place to visit and have a lots of fun. I hope we can go there soon with the family. I know the kids would really enjoy it.

  17. The Ride NYC would be a great way to see the sights around the city. If I would get to New York, I will make sure I will take advantage of this.

  18. Dawn Monroe says

    New York is my husband’s dream vacation. We hope to go this fall or next spring. Do the tickets expire?

  19. I am going at the end of the month, I am looking forward to see Central Park.

  20. I dated a guy all through college from NYC and would go there every other weekend. I’ve got fond memories of the city.

  21. We visit NYC frequently but I didn’t even know about this! I think this would be a great date night for me and the hubby or a family date for all of us.

  22. I love heading down to south street seaport and seeing all the shops. The sights are beautiful and to sit and listen to the water.

  23. Claudia Davis says

    I am a NYer but I take the city for granted. I have not been to a lot of the touristy places and I should because those are the top sights in NYC! I do love the MET and the Museum of Natural History though. I also just visited the Museum of the City of NY for the first time last weekend.

  24. Funny thing is, I have been all over this country, and I have lived in two other countries and visited more. But somehow I STILL have never been to NYC! It’s crazy, but it just has never quite worked out, so it is still on my travel bucket list.

  25. I would love to see the Statue of Liberty and the Empire Statue Building. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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