5 Best Ways To Enjoy An NYC Indian Summer On Manhattan’s Scenic West Side

By September 14, 2017Blog


As Autumn kicks in, we’ve listed the 5 best ways to enjoy an Indian Summer on New York City’s gorgeously picturesque West Side.

Here is YOUR list of Top 5 Things To Do During An Indian Summer in New York City

1.) Circle Line Sightseeing CruisesPier 83, West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Cost: $29-$67, Ticket 

True New Yorkers know that the best views of Manhattan Skylines are not on the actual island of Manhattan itself but on some of the outer boroughs, and even in an entirely different state. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises lets you get those views without having to leave the city at all. 

Located on the far West End of the city, right on 42nd Street, you can check out the “Best of NYC Cruise,” or the “Landmarks + Brooklyn Cruise.” “Circle Line is the only sightseeing cruise in New York City to completely circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, with all the stunning views, insightful narrative and unforgettable experiences you want from a tour of New York City.


2.) Outdoor Cafes.
 Multiple Locations
Cost: $$

For all you landlubbers out there not ready to risk getting seasick, the West Side of Manhattan boasts some of the most amazing outdoor cafes on the Hudson River, itself. From the Boat Basin Cafe and its hidden street entrance, to an actual lightship itself with The Frying Pan and the neatly tucked in Pier i, Manhattan’s West Side is loaded with hidden gems that will make you feel as if you’re spending an Indian Summer day, far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Big Apple. 

  • Boat Basin Cafe. W 79th St, New York, NY 10024
    Cost: $$
  • Pier i500 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023 (park entrance at W 68th Street & Riverside Blvd)
    Cost: $$
  • The Frying Pan207 12th Avenue, Big Red Boat in Park, New York, NY 10001
    Cost: $$

3.) Central Park Foliage. Central Park
Cost: FREE

Take a lover’s stroll around one of New York City’s most impressive parks and make sure you are selfie and photoshoot ready! The Fall Foliage is incredible here, so be sure to bring that professional camera you packed, but barely use for this one. 

Central Park hosts so many amazing gems and treasures that you could spend a week in there discovering everything it has to offer. Beautiful places to picnic like The Great Lawn, awesome children’s playgrounds full of fun slide and sandboxes, skating rinks, pools and even a zoo. Central Park is definitely a feat to see. 

4.) Sky Room. 330 West 40th St between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10018
Cost: The Price of a Happy Hour Drink! Sky Room hosts a Happy Hour every Thursday & Friday night from 5pm-7pm. Well Drinks are $7, Beers are $5, Wines by the glass are $7.

What’s better than sipping cocktails from high above Manhattan while exploring views of Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen, The Garment District and Midtown? We didn’t think so, either.

Sky Room hosts a series of weekly parties that cater to Native New Yorkers, Manhattan locals and tourists seeking a real New York City experience. With none of the pretentiousness of those downtown hype holes, Sky Room provides a stress-free experience to anyone seeking a really fun time! 

5.) The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Cost: FREE – $33

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum finalizes our amazing list of ways to enjoy your Indian Summer on Manhattan’s West Side, while visiting or just exploring New York City.

Whether you’re working the Jobs on Deck tour and feeling like an actual crewmember or you’re slumber-partying the night away with your sleeping bag in tow at its Drone exhibit, The Intrepid has something for anyone at any age. 

Moral of the story? To Quote Tupac: West Side is The Best Side! West Side of Manhattan, that is! 

Come back, check the blog and find more valuable information about our neighbors & the surrounding areas.

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