25 NYC Tourist Activities That Are Actually Cool

Riding the Staten Island Ferry

Neighborhood: Battery Park
Address: 4 South St.
Website: nyc.gov

Overpriced "handcrafted" cocktails are cool every once in awhile. But sometimes a bottom-shelf vodka-and-cranberry aboard a boat—excuse us, a ferry—is just what the doctor ordered. Bring your parka and your scarf and mingle with tourists as you get toasted crossing the water. Enjoy an unmatched glimpse of the city's skyline and unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty. Throw in a bag of pretzels and you've got yourself the perfect low-key afternoon.

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