Check out these things to do in NYC for boating enthusiasts, including the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex and the Statue of Liberty Express Cruise
These totally awesome things to do in NYC for people who are into boats and maritime activities, such as the Landmarks Cruise, take in several iconic city sights
Statue of Liberty Express Cruise
First up on our list of things to do in NYC, an activity that’s as quintessentially The Big Apple as a trip up the Empire State Building or a stroll around Central Park!
The Statue of Liberty might be the most classic emblem of the city, but from Manhattan especially, it can prove impossible to get a look at it! Be sure to factor in time into your itinerary to get up close and personal with this stunning 93m structure by getting out on the Hudson River.
Gifted to the US from France and dedicated in 1886, you can learn all about the Statue’s History on this swift, one-hour tour, offering a waterfront view of its Liberty Island location.
If you have a little more time, this 90-minute cruise also takes in the Statue of Liberty while offering a look at the likes of the George Washington Bridge and the Yankee Stadium.
You can also enjoy creature comforts like free Wi-Fi and an on-board cafe during your journey.
After your cruise, why not check out the High Line walk, a 1.45-mile elevated park and former rail line, that threads down the west side of the island and is easily accessible from the pier.
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Downtown NYC Package: Walk Through History + Sightseeing Cruise + One World Observatory
Next, if you can spare three hours or more, this deal encompassing all the sights of Downtown offers great value.
It includes a walking tour of important buildings and monuments, such as the moving 9/11 Memorial, which stands at the site of the Twin Towers, plus access to the One World Observatory. The deck, offering stellar views of this sprawling metropolis, stands tall at 1,368 feet – the height of the original World Trade Center North Tower.
Then, the package also includes access to a Liberty Sightseeing Cruise, which takes in sights like the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge.
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
Finally on our list of things to do in NYC to indulge your love of boats and sailing – as well as air and space! – without stepping foot off Pier 86 on the west side of Manhattan.
Founded in 1982, this is part open-air museum where you can check out some of the country’s most famous military and maritime creations, from the space shuttle Enterprise to the aircraft carrier Intrepid, which dates back to 1943 and was operational through World War II, the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
You can also see the Submarine Growler and British Airways Concorde, which broke a world record in 1996 with the fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing ever, at two hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds.
After your visit, check out the cool bars and boutiques of the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, or walk to Times Square in just 18 minutes.
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Stay tuned! Next week we’ll be telling you about some of the best things to do in NYC and DC for people who love theatre! Are you planning a trip to The Big Apple or DC sometime soon? Plan your itinerary and check out an array of things to do in New York plus the top Washington DC attractions with Vamzio today!