5 New York City Water Views You Can't Miss
- New York
Walking the streets of Manhattan, it’s easy to forget you’re on an island.
And with multi-lane highways encircling the borough, it can be a challenge to enjoy the scenery and history of New York Harbor—unless you take to the water. Here are five great ways to do it.
1. Governors Island
This patch of green is just a seven-minute ferry ride from the southernmost tip of Manhattan and has been a Native American fishing ground, U.S. Coast Guard base, site of a meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev and, now, a public park and National Monument.
In addition to military history and blissful quiet—only a handful of vehicles are allowed on Governors Island—you’ll also find special events throughout the season, which runs until September. The best part about the island? The ferry is just $2 round-trip!
2. Riverside Park
3. City Island
4. Free Kayaking
5. Sailing School