New York City is a popular tourist destination because, with so many attractions packed into a relatively small area, there’s something for everyone. Yet it’s difficult to do it all in a single trip. One way to see many NYC landmarks easily and enjoyably is through a NY Harbor cruise on the Skyline Princess.
With Skyline Cruises, you leisurely sail past many of New York City’s most iconic landmarks while enjoying lunch or dinner. Every climate-controlled deck has a great view, and the rooftop “skylight deck” has a dance floor in addition to its spectacular views. It’s the best way to see NYC’s famous features in comfort.
NYC Landmarks Viewed on Skyline Cruises
The first building to officially be designated “The World’s Tallest Building” in 1930, this Art Deco skyscraper was supplanted by the Empire State Building’s height in 1931 but it remains a landmark of classic architecture.
A National Historic Landmark, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and a New York City Landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. The world’s first steel-wire suspension bridge, it’s New York’s most famous bridge, mentioned or appearing in numerous movies, TV shows, works of art, songs, etc.
This 102-story Art Deco skyscraper replaced the Chrysler Building as the tallest building in the world and held the title for many years. It’s most famously featured in the movies King Kong (1933 and 2005), An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle, along with many more films.
People frequently think that the Statue of Liberty is on Ellis Island, but the statue is actually on Liberty Island. In 1890 President Benjamin Harrison designated Ellis Island as the location for the first Federal Immigration station. Annie Moore from Ireland was the first of more than 12 million immigrants processed through Ellis Island. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared Ellis Island part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.
Despite that commonly used name, the United Nations is a complex of buildings that house the official headquarters, the General Assembly, Security Council and more.
Featuring some of the oldest architecture in New York as well as the largest amount of restored early 19th-century buildings in NY, the South Street Seaport is a designated historic district.
Opened in 1909 and officially made a New York City landmark in 1975, it lends its name to the Manhattan area referred to as “DUMBO,” meaning “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.” It connects Lower Manhattan with downtown Brooklyn.
While the original World Trade Center was the world’s tallest building for many years, the Freedom Tower, which replaced it, is taller but only holds the record for the tallest building in the western hemisphere.
Built in 1799, it’s been the official residence of the New York City mayor since 1942 and has been featured in numerous movies including Ghostbusters II and the Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).
Connecting Lower Manhattan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn; it opened in 1903 for trolley cars and railways. In 1932 it was converted to car use. The jazz album, The Bridge, by Sonny Rollins, was named after it because he practiced his saxophone there from 1959 to 1961.
The grand lady of NY Harbor and symbol of freedom every NY visitor wants to see. Formally known as “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World,” this gift from France to America is world-renown for its architectural achievement as well as its meaning. Even if you’ve already visited her at Liberty Island, seeing her on a Skyline Cruise provides an entirely new perspective and one-of-a-kind view.
Sail This Summer with Skyline
Whether you’re a visitor to NY or a local resident looking for a unique way to view many iconic landmarks, Skyline Cruises is a perfect choice. The lunch or dinner cruise is a perfect way to see the greatest city in the world. For a memorable tour of NY Harbor that you’ll brag about to your friends, choose Skyline. We cruise year all year long in our climate-controlled cabin and enclosed rooftop deck. To learn more about our NY Harbor lunch and dinner cruises, contact Skyline Cruises today.