New York is filled with different waterways that people often ignore. But a boat tour can be one of the best ways to see some of those gorgeous New York City skyline views that people dream of seeing. Whether you are a tourist or a seasoned New Yorker, taking a boat tour can be an amazing experience.
Circle Line Full Island Cruise
This was voted the best tour on About.com. This cruise takes about three hours, but will take you all the way around Manhattan, offering views of all five boroughs and 20 different bridges.
Zephyr Yacht Harbor Cruise
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The image of New York in art and popular culture has long been cemented as one of timeless universality. In the world of painting and photography, among a host of other art forms, New York has been one of the central muses of the art world: from the controversy over Diego Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads mural in the Rockerfeller Center in 1936, to Jonathan Hyman’s post-9/11 photography exhibitions, art has been an important component of the shaping of New York. Amidst its host of world-renowned galleries are the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), The Metropolitan Museum and, perhaps most …continue reading
If you want a bird’s eye view of New York City go to either the Empire State Building or to the “Top of the Rock.” Both sites offer beautiful views of Manhattan, but each one has its advantages over the other. The Empire State Building’s Observatory now has extended hours (8:00AM – 2:00AM) from Thursdays to Saturday and regular hours (8:00AM-12:00AM) from Sunday to Wednesday. The Empire Building is best for views of downtown Manhattan since it is located on 34th Street and great for night photography because of the extended hours. Tickets to the Empire State Building Observatory are …continue reading