The more you see of New York, the more you want to experience here. It is a city of possibilities and contrasts: towering skyscrapers and green parks, exclusive restaurants and casual street food, loud taxis and long limousines, opera and hip-hop, beautiful townhouses, and dilapidated old apartments. New York City is like a 24/7 kiosk with endless choices. The only problem is being spoiled for choice. You will quickly find out: You can’t see everything, no matter how much you want to.
As Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra famously sing in the classic movie “On the Town”, New York is a “helluva town.” The Big Apple has it all, from its awe-inspiring skyscrapers to world-class museums, shopping districts, sporting events, and historical sights.
The most underrated way to experience New York City is on the water. Manhattan is, after all, an island, surrounded by water on all sides. The one-square mile neighborhood at the tip of the island, Lower Manhattan, is served by 17 commuter ferry routes traipsing across the Hudson and East rivers. Throw in Hornblower Cruises and the Staten Island Ferry, and there are countless ways to set sail.