by Waverly W., Ahiri G., Gavin M., 8 years old, and William M., 6 years old

Waverly here! When I went to London last month, one of the best times I had was when I saw all the famous sights and buildings from the top of The Original Tour Bus.  Well, guess what? I learned that you don’t have to go to another country to have the same kind of fun, RIGHT HERE IN NYC!  All you have to do is go on the Open Loop Bus, and you can see everything that NYC has to offer, and I mean everything!
We started at stop Number 1 so we could be sure we got seats on top, and we did!  We couldn’t decide which tour to take, the Uptown one or the Downtown one, both maps looked really cool and we knew that whatever we took would be awesome! So we decided we would take whichever bus came first.  It didn’t take long at all, and while we waited we hung out with Howard, Latin and Danny – make sure you say hi to them when you’re at Stop Number One!! The bus came after only a couple of minutes.  And the winner was….UPTOWN!We rushed to the top of the bus and were so excited to start our ride!  It was way more fun than a regular bus ride, let me tell you.  People were waving at us as we rode up the Upper West Side to Harlem and I wished every bus ride could be exactly like this!  We had an awesome time on the Open Loop Bus!  We have never done anything like that and we think every NYC kid should do this!  You can hop on and hop off whenever you want and see all the sights of the city.  For this ride we all decided we wanted to just stay on, relax and enjoy the ride but  we will go again and take a whole day to see everything we want to see, like The Empire State Building and Chinatown.  We loved going uptown and seeing the beautiful brownstone buildings, the Apollo Theater, and The Guggenheim Museum – such a cool building!

Ahiri here! Guess what? the ticket is good for a whole 24 hours so the next day, I got to do the Downtown tour and I did see the Empire State Building, Chinatown, and even more – like the Flatiron Building, SOHO, and The Waldorf Astoria! It was so much fun!  I think I saw every single thing that makes our city great.  You should definitely do BOTH the downtown and uptown tours! 

Photo credit Aranya Ghatak

William has just one thing to say:  OPEN LOOP IS THE BEST BUS EVER!
The Mom Here! I agree – it was such a fun day!  We here at Kids’ News NYC unanimously agree:  Whether you’re from NYC like we are, or just visiting, you will love seeing this amazing city from the top (or bottom!) of an Open Loop Bus! And you even get free admission to the Museum of the City of New York (good for 30 days!) as well as a free hour of a bike rental in Central Park when you buy an hour.  So, what are you waiting for? Hop on!
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