You’ve booked a trip to the magnetic and breathtaking New York City. There are so many sights and sounds to take in – where do you start? Here at Metro Yacht Charter, we are partial to the city’s aquatic sights, but there are plenty of experiences on land that you won’t want to miss. Learn about some of our favorite New York City attractions below and consider booking a yacht charter for an afternoon of your visit. We would love to guide you around the waters of the city we call home!
Sail right under the famous Brooklyn Bridge with us for a unique view of one of the country’s most famous bridges. The first bridge to be constructed of steel, this American landmark crosses the East River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Statue of Liberty
Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is a world-famous symbol of freedom and prosperity. A gift from France to America, this historic landmark represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.
South Street Seaport
The city’s main port throughout the 19th century, the seaport is now a historic district home to a variety of shops, museums and restaurants. Float past this unique area with us and catch a glimpse of the many historic ships docked among the piers.
Empire State Building
The center of Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building stands 102 floors tall. Once the tallest building in the world, it is home to two observatories – 1,050 and 1,250 feet above the city – that offer an astonishing view of the surrounding area. Catch a one-of-a-kind view of the Empire State Building from the water, then head on up to the top to see the whole city.
One World Trade Center
Erected in the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site, One World Trade Center, often called Freedom Tower, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. A tribute to those we lost on 9/11, the building offers a breathtaking and humbling view.
Now a historic landmark, Ellis Island has gone through many names and changes throughout the years. The first Federal Immigration station, an island rich in oyster beds, a harbor fort and a hanging site for pirates, this landmark has a deep and unique history.
Little Red Lighthouse
Located beneath George Washington Bridge, the Little Red Lighthouse marks a once treacherous section of the Hudson River, called Jeffrey’s Hook. One of the few surviving New York City lighthouses, this historic beacon was erected in New Jersey in 1880 and moved to its current location in 1921.
An overwhelming and exciting place to visit, there is always more of New York City to see. Book a trip with Metro Yacht Charter to experience the best that our harbor home has to offer and be sure to make time to walk around the city and be a part of the never-ending action!
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