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THE RIDE: A Fun Way to See New York City
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

Take A Ride on THE RIDE in NYC

By Larry Berle

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There are many bus tours that will show you The Big Apple. But there is a new kid in town called THE RIDE. Different and unique!! The bus has been reconfigured so that all seats face out (rather than forward) and the windows are not only floor to ceiling but there is also a partial glass roof.

The Ride Vehicle Interiors

The Ride Vehicle Interiors

It is hosted by two New York actors who are as entertaining as they are informative. The meeting point is at 42nd Street and 8th Ave and lasts about an hour and a half, and it’s a moving party. At least that’s one good way to describe it.

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They have also hired actors and dancers along the route to surprise and entertain us. On 46th Street we saw a man carrying a package dressed as a delivery man. But we soon learned that he is there to entertain us and broke into a terrific break dance routine.

It’s New York — anything can happen right? People may break into song and dance or even pull down their pants. THE RIDE is definitely unpredictable and great family fun good for children of all ages.

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When we got to Columbus circle, there was a ballet dancer dancing to music that was being piped into our bus. At first you think these things are just some coincidence, but alas. They are not. Ballerina Anna Courter’s pas de deux at Columbus Circle will take your air-conditioned breath away.

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All of this and the bus actually talks too. Scripted lines as well as impromptu banter with people on the sidewalk and the occasional taxi cab driver are hilarious. It’s more like a traveling theatre than a bus tour of midtown.

To finish things off, there is a sing along at the close. According to THE RIDE Public Relations office. “Of the 9,381 RIDERS who have sung THE RIDE’S big-finish version of New York, New York, JOSH GROBAN sang it the best. Hands down.”

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The Today Show said that THE RIDE is the hottest way to see New York. The $74 price tag seemed cheap and I would do it again.

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(images courtesy of THE RIDE)
Visit Cuba For an Unforgettable Family Vacation
Friday, February 5, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
Visit Cuba For an Unforgettable Family Vacation

Taking your family to Cuba can be a wonderful way to learn about a different culture and its only 90 miles from Miami.
Vintage Cars, Cigars, and Colorful architecture is what comes to the minds of …

8 Family Fun Things to do Around Laguna Beach CA
Monday, October 26, 2015 – 6:53 pm | 2 Comments

by Larry Berle

Pageant of the Masters— See masterpiece paintings come to life on the stage during Pageant season in July and August.  https://www.foapom.com
Legoland – An amusement park where everything is made from Legos: elephants, giraffes, …

Celebrate Late Summer at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Friday, August 7, 2015 – 10:00 am | One Comment
Celebrate Late Summer at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Enjoy special value, programming for last weekend in August
Flip flops.  Lazy mornings. Time spent together, building memories to last a lifetime. Soak up the end of summer with a weekend getaway to Four Seasons Resort …

Five Reasons to Visit Mainland Greece
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – 10:37 am | No Comment
Five Reasons to Visit Mainland Greece

Exploring an often overlooked part of Greece
by Larry Berle
Greece is a favorite stop on many cruise boat itineraries and tourist destinations. But most tourists visit Athens for a day or two and then venture out …

Top Florida Family Hotels by Four Seasons!
Friday, July 24, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Top Florida Family Hotels by Four Seasons!

Is there anything better than a carefree day in the summer sun? As one of the world’s favorite vacation destinations, maxing time in the sun while staying cool is a way of life in Florida, …

Splash into Summer at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Featuring a Five-Acre Waterpark Exclusively for Guests
Friday, July 10, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Splash into Summer at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Featuring a Five-Acre Waterpark Exclusively for Guests

With summer in full swing in Central Florida, the heat is on, and there’s no better time than now to cool off with some waterpark fun or poolside lounging.  At Four Seasons Resort Orlando at …

7 Reasons to Visit Punta Mita with Kids
Friday, June 26, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
7 Reasons to Visit Punta Mita with Kids

Idyllic Punta Mita, just 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, is set on 1,500 acres (607 hectares) overlooking Mexico’s Bay of Banderas. In this quiet and relaxing locale, stay at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, México, the perfect …

Giddy Up! Horsing Around Never Looked Better, Thanks to Four Seasons
Friday, June 12, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Giddy Up! Horsing Around Never Looked Better, Thanks to Four Seasons

Aspiring and accomplished equestrians alike will get the rides of their lives with these exciting programs that span from Hampshire to Hawaii. So, make plans to saddle up and canter off into the sunset at …

How Many LEGO Bricks Does It Take To Make a Dragon?
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
How Many LEGO Bricks Does It Take To Make a Dragon?

My son is a huge LEGO enthusiast.  In fact, we just had to redo our family room because his collection is getting insane!  He’s one of those kids who likes to know how many bricks …

Four Seasons Hotels Make Waves with Marine Conservation Programs
Friday, May 29, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Four Seasons Hotels Make Waves with Marine Conservation Programs

From protecting sea turtles and manta rays to rebuilding delicate coral reef systems and promoting sustainable seafood, Four Seasons employees and guests do their part for the world’s oceans
With United Nations-recognized World Oceans Day coming …