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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Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.