With warm weather looming, the temperature will be 100+ degrees in no time and you'll be scratching for an escape. New York City may not be your first idea of a shore town, but that doesn’t mean the Capital of the World is without some fine water-related activities. Enjoying the water goes beyond taking in the sun with a trashy beach novel and doggy paddling through the shallow end of the pool. Take a look at these aqua-filled activities available for everyone to enjoy.
Own a kayak? Renting a canoe or jet ski? Explore the City’s perimeter with over 160 square miles of connecting waterways throughout the five boroughs. All it takes is a $15 permit to access the various boat launches. Tip: whatever you do, don't let any of that fine tire-infused, shoe-ridden, Hudson River water enter your mouth!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but hopping on the ferry can feel like a mini cruise. You’ll feel the brisk ocean wind while passing stunning views of Lower Manhattan, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. This free service gets pretty crowded so plan a few hours ahead of peak commuting hours and bring a camera.
Circle Line is a great opportunity to explore not only New York City, but also the Hudson River. The price is definitely right for a variety of tours including a 3 hour cruise around the city itself or take a day and head to Bear Mountain in the North. They have special July 4th events as well, which is definitely worth checking out.
Not just for office parties, booze cruises offer scenic views and great crowds. Organize a party yourself or choose from various packages. Plan ahead with your friends and let the drinks flow and the DJ sets pump.
Perhaps not the most solid (or safest) place to play this favorite drinking game, but for those who are fortunate enough to have their own swimming hole, having this inflatable pong table can bring the party up a few notches. Watch out for cannonballs!