I sometimes don’t realize how close we are to the water in New York City. Yes, I know Manhattan is an island, but the crowded streets cause me and (probably others) to forget how we’re only a few steps away from the river. The best way to experience New York’s large bodies of water is with all the boats, and I know firsthand that’s something everyone should do at least summer.
Whether you’re traveling by water taxi or lounging on a brunch cruise, the opportunities are endless for boats in the city. Just take a trip to a Manhattan pier, and you can plan a whole day trip on a boat. I had a chance recently to spend a Sunday afternoon on a ship, and it was such a remarkable experience. I was able to take in the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline while drinking a mimosa. Can you honestly imagine a more amazing way to spend your weekend?
Of course, before getting on the boat, I made sure to bring my DLSR camera to take as many photos as I can. The Manhattan skyline never gets old, and I even peeked at the Jersey shoreline along with its famous Colgate clock. It was all clear blue skies on this sunny day! I definitely recommend taking some time on a boat this summer. Need some more convincing? Check out the views yourself in the following photos.
Photo Diary: New York Harbor
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