The Upper West Side

Known for its quiet, residential streets and abundance of attractions, the Upper West Side is a perennial favorite among locals and visitors alike. This neighborhood stretches between Central Park and the Hudson River, from 59th Street to 125th Street. When exploring the Upper West Side, you can admire ornate architecture along Central Park West, spend an afternoon wandering through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or catch a concert at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The American Museum of Natural History is also located here, making the Upper West Side ideal for student field trips. Afterward, you can grab a bite to eat on Amsterdam Avenue. This bustling thoroughfare is lined with cozy cafes, Jewish delis, and trendy restaurants. Zabar’s epicurean market and Fairway Market are Upper West Side institutions—the perfect places to pick up gourmet goodies before you go. With so much to see and do, navigating the Upper West Side with a large group can pose logistical challenges. Avoid the stress of driving in Manhattan traffic and finding parking near crowded attractions. Instead, rent a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan. We’ll pick your group up directly from your hotel and drop you off right at the entrance of the museums, markets, and eateries you want to visit. Leave the driving to us while you focus on exploring one of NYC’s most dynamic and culturally rich neighborhoods!

The Upper East Side

The Upper East Side stretches from 59th Street to 96th Street between 5th Avenue and the East River. This posh Manhattan neighborhood is known for its luxury shopping, high-end restaurants, and historic museums. Fifth Avenue is the central artery running through the Upper East Side. Lined with flagship stores of world-class designers like Chanel, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, it’s earned the nickname “Museum Mile” for its string of impressive art institutions. Here you’ll find the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with its iconic spiral architecture, as well as The Met Breuer for modern and contemporary exhibits. After visiting the temples of art and fashion, stop for a bite at one of the Upper East Side’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Or for a more casual vibe, grab pizza and pasta at local favorite Via Quadronno or browse gourmet groceries at Eli’s Essentials. To travel the Upper East Side like a true VIP, rent a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan. We’ll pick up your group from anywhere in the city and drop you off right in front of the designer boutiques, museums, restaurants, and markets you want to experience. Avoid the stress of rushed taxi rides and packed subways—our buses allow you to set your own schedule and focus on the fun!

Greenwich Village

Nestled below 14th Street, Greenwich Village enchants visitors with its labyrinth of tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and laid-back bohemian character. Since the early 1900s, the Village has nurtured artists, activists, and freethinkers who flocked here to embrace an unconventional lifestyle. To discover the Village’s storied counterculture, browse the shelves at the Strand Bookstore and stop for live music at Village Vanguard, a historic jazz club that’s hosted legends like John Coltrane. For offbeat boutiques and cafes, explore the charming side streets like Bleecker, Bedford, and MacDougal. Washington Square Park is the social heart of Greenwich Village. On a sunny day, you’ll find street performers, students, and locals hanging out on the grass or around the central fountain. The iconic Washington Square Arch frames the north entrance, having graced this public square since 1892. With its labyrinthine layout and limited parking, Greenwich Village can be tricky to navigate if you’re unfamiliar with the area. Make exploring this legendary neighborhood easy breezy by renting a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan. We’ll pick up and drop off your group wherever you want to go, allowing you to maximize your time in the Village. Leave the logistics to us while you soak up the nostalgic ambiance!


From sizzling street food to bustling markets, Chinatown promises a multisensory NYC experience. This ethnic enclave lies just south of Little Italy, its borders roughly spanning Canal Street, East Broadway, Chrystie Street, and Delancy Street. Chinatown’s commercial thoroughfares burst with an intoxicating energy. Browse stalls heaped with exotic produce and seafood along Mott Street. Stock up on lacquered bowls, paper lanterns and other homewares at the ding ding shops lining Canal Street. When you’re ready for lunch, slurp noodles at Xi’an Famous Foods or sample soup dumplings at The Bao. After eating your way through Chinatown, visit the Museum of Chinese in America to learn about this community’s resilient immigrant history. Then stop at Columbus Park to watch locals play Mahjong and groups practice tai chi. Trying to coordinate travel logistics for a big group in Chinatown can be chaotic. Instead of splitting a rideshare or piling onto the subway, rent a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan. We’ll shuttle your group directly to the restaurants, shops, and attractions you want to visit—no crowded trains, traffic jams, or parking headaches!

The Financial District

As New York City’s historic center of commerce, the Financial District is packed with soaring skyscrapers and luxury shopping. This neighborhood encompasses the southern tip of Manhattan, from Chambers Street down to the Battery. Gaze up at the iconic Art Deco spire of the Chrysler Building, then head over to Wall Street to view the imposing façade of the New York Stock Exchange. After paying your respects at the National September 11 Memorial, amble through Battery Park for sweeping views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. When it’s time for a quick bite, you can grab gourmet snacks and meals at Hudson Eats food hall. Or head uptown to swanky Brookfield Place, home to a cluster of high-end boutiques and eateries with a chic winter garden atrium. Since the Financial District has limited street parking, taking multiple cars here with a big group isn’t ideal. Avoid the parking hunt and subway crowds by renting a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan instead. We’ll provide easy, direct transportation to all the landmarks, lunch spots, and shopping centers you want to hit up around Wall Street and Battery Park.


Known as the epicenter of African American culture in New York City, Harlem has fostered artistic innovation and civil rights activism for over a century. This northern Manhattan neighborhood stretches from river to river between 155th Street and 96th Street. Harlem invites you to discover its rich heritage and creativity around every corner. Admire brilliant murals and jazz legends on 125th Street, see a show at the historic Apollo Theater, then feast on soul food at stalwarts like Sylvia’s Restaurant or Red Rooster. Don’t miss the Studio Museum in Harlem, which showcases work by artists of African descent. Sunday brunch in Harlem is a beloved ritual. Dig into fluffy waffles, smothered chicken, and more comfort cuisine at neighborhood favorites like Melba’s Restaurant or Corner Social. Then work off those calories with a stroll through Strivers’ Row, a block of stately townhouses on West 138th and West 139th Streets. Trying to coordinate meetup spots and parking in Harlem for a large group can quickly get complicated. Make your group outing smooth sailing by renting a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan instead. We’ll pick up and drop off everyone wherever you want to go in Harlem. Leave the logistics to us while you soak up the neighborhood’s rich history and creative spirit!

Roosevelt Island

Just a quick tram ride from Manhattan, Roosevelt Island feels like a world away from the city hustle and bustle. This skinny strip of land lies right between Manhattan and Queens in the East River. Once an asylum and prison, today Roosevelt Island is a quiet residential community with scenic riverfront parks. Take a stroll along the seawall at Lighthouse Park, then ride the tram over the river back to Manhattan and enjoy panoramic city views. At the southern tip, Four Freedoms Park was designed by architect Louis Kahn to honor President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This modernist memorial features a tree-lined granite staircase cascading down to the island’s edge. For a dose of history, tour the Strecker Memorial Lab at the 19th century Smallpox Hospital ruins. Then grab lunch at Island Café or Riverwalk Bar and Grill, popular spots near the tram station. With limited parking available, taking multiple cars to Roosevelt Island isn’t ideal. Avoid logistical hassles by renting a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan instead. We’ll shuttle your entire group directly from Manhattan and back, so you can focus fully on enjoying this car-free oasis.

The Lower East Side

Edgy and eclectic, the Lower East Side has long lured renegades and artists to its gritty streets. This downtown neighborhood stretches below Houston Street down to the Manhattan Bridge, bordered by the Bowery and the East River. Dive into the neighborhood’s immigrant history at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Then browse vintage fashions at Edith Machinist and indie designers at Assembly New York. Don’t miss browsing the stalls at the Hester Street Fair for handmade goods and artisanal snacks. When hunger strikes, you’ll find Jewish delis like Katz’s and Russ & Daughters, classic pizza joints like John’s and Lombardi’s, and some of the city’s trendiest eateries, like The Fat Radish and Freemans. An epic bar crawl along Rivington or Ludlow Street is a favorite local pastime. Trying to meet up with friends at the various bars and markets in this spread-out neighborhood can be a hassle. Make getting around the Lower East Side a breeze by renting a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan. We’ll provide easy group transportation, dropping your crew off right where the party’s at!

Hell’s Kitchen

Tucked between Broadway and the Hudson River, vibrant Hell’s Kitchen lives up to its name with a gritty, fast-paced energy. The boundaries of this Midtown West neighborhood roughly stretch from 34th Street to 59th Street. Hell’s Kitchen hit its stride in the Prohibition Era as a hotbed of debauchery and mob violence. Today, it’s better known for its rows of restaurants catering to hungry theatergoers. Chomp on burgers at Bareburger or Shake Shack, or sip craft cocktails at Molly Wee Pub. Nearby, you’ll find the London NYC Theater, home to Wicked and The Lion King on Broadway. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum offers educational exhibits aboard the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier. Trying to meet outside busy Broadway theaters or find parking near the Intrepid can be challenging. Make group travel here hassle-free by renting a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan. We’ll drop your party off right at the stage doors!

The East Village

Edgy street art, hidden dive bars, and an indie music scene give the East Village its gritty-yet-charming personality. Nestled between 14th Street and Houston Street east of Broadway, this downtown neighborhood has been a hotbed of creativity and counterculture since the 1960s. Get your shopping fix at boutiques like Tokio 7, Trash and Vaudeville, and Obscura Antiques. For live music, cozy up at the back room bar at Otto’s Shrunken Head or rock out at Bowery Ballroom. Grab a table at Veselka, a 24-hour Ukrainian diner, after a long night out on the town. The East Village is also packed with awesome murals, from the iconic “I Love New York” piece on 11th Street to Keith Haring’s signature figures on The Bowery Mural wall. Rather than taking multiple cars and taxis around this downtown neighborhood, keep your group together on a charter bus from Charter Bus Company Manhattan. We’ll provide easy transportation between all the restaurants, shops, bars, and street art you want to experience in the East Village.

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