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46 (110) Shearwater Sailing Cruise of Manhattan
For something different see Manhattan from the decks of a a 82-foot double-masted Great Gatsby Era sailing yacht.With a gentle breeze in your face glide past the Statue of Liberty and around the tip of Manhattan. Enjoy a beverage with great views and the sound of a sail rustle with the water all around you. Your voyage departs from the North Cove Marina (Battery Park City) at the World Financial Center. The trip lasts up to 2 hours commencing in May and sails on to November 1st.
Free Sail with a New York Pass
47 Battery Park
The British created 'Battery' in 1693 to defend New York with mounted cannons. The space became a park to provide New Yorkers and Wall St with a place to relax. The park is very popular particularly in warm weather.
Battery Park enjoys excellent views of the Statue of Liberty and New Jersey. Within you will find Castle Clinton which was originally built to keep the British out. It is now welcoming of Brits and everybody else. You can also have a look at the Sphere, a sculpture damaged in the attack on the World Trade Center. Don't miss the lampposts around the park as they give an account of Battery Park's history.
Battery Park is close to a number of other New York City attractions including:
And provides a good vantage point to see:
48 (116) Trinity Church
Founded in 1697, Trinity Church is a vibrant Episcopal parish with a Welcome Center and Museum. Sections of the Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum overlooks the Hudson River. Despite its proximity to Wall Street the Church offers the visitor the opportunity to find peace and tranquility in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the City of New York. Giant hundred-year-old oaks and elms look down on grassy knolls and manicured walkways.
49 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Home to Opera, Ballet and New York Philharmonic. The Lincoln Center is America’s premier performing arts center. You can tour the Lincoln Center to see why every year millions of visitors flock to its grand theaters to enjoy the world’s most distinguished opera and ballet companies, musicians, theater and films. Daily guided tours allow guests to explore the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater or the Vivian Beaumont Theater. You get to hear the fascinating inside stories told by knowledgeable tour guides and you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rehearsal in progress.
Tour the Lincoln Center with a New York Pass
50 (92) Meer Pond in Central Park
Meer is Dutch for lake. The Meer, once a mere swamp, has been transformed into a beautiful pond to compliment the natural waterfall at the end of the Ravine. The relaxed, family friendly Meer Pond is set amongst some of Central Park's most impressive oaks, bald cypress, beech, and ginkgo. Of more interest for children are the two playgrounds with water features.
In the summer you may enjoy the jazz festival and dancing on the terrace at 110th Street close to The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.