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Date night: Statue of Liberty sunset sail

Date night: Statue of Liberty sunset sail

There are plenty of “touristy” things in New York City that are popular with the locals: Friday nights on the rooftop at The Met, brunch in a sunny cafe in West Village, strolling the streets and shops of SoHo. But visiting the Statue of Liberty? In most cases, that’s reserved for out-of-towners: it’s not exactly something you need to do twice.

Statue of Liberty at sunset on Clipper City

Except, possibly, when you’re sailing to Lady Liberty. There’s something special about being out on the water in New York City: the gentle breeze, the faint smell of saltwater, the usually ubiquitous concrete and buildings and noise a distant backdrop. Instead of the routine happy hour in a crowded bar, we opted to have an evening drink (or two) on Clipper City with Manhattan by Sail. Sipping a cocktail while watching the sun set over the Statue of Liberty and the skyscrapers start to sparkle in the dark: it beats even the swankiest speakeasy any day.

Christine Amorose on Clipper City, Manhattan by Sail

That top is actually vintage Liz Claiborne–complete with photos of sailboats and sprinkled with the words Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez. When I spotted it in a Brooklyn thrift shop, I couldn’t resist!

Sailing to the Statue of Liberty on Clipper City

Gamely acting as bag model for ONA Bags: my “professional” Instagram gig!

Drinks on Clipper City, Manhattan by Sail

Pear vodka lemonade, Saltwater sandals and sailboats: summer!

Sunset sailing Clipper City, Manhattan by Sail

Wedding at the Statue of Liberty

A wedding actually took place when the boat stopped at the Statue of Liberty during the sunset. What a backdrop!

Clipper City on Manhattan by Sail

Sunset sailing Clipper City, Manhattan by Sail

Special thanks to this guy for agreeing to go on another date with little to no idea of what was involved!

Manhattan at Night on Clipper City, Manhattan by Sail

Manhattan by night: isn’t she a beaut?

Moon over Brooklyn from Clipper City, Manhattan by Sail

How crazy was the moon? One of the highlights of the sail was our first glimpse of an eerily orange moon rising.

Have you ever been sailing in New York City?

Note: Manhattan by Sail kindly offered me a complimentary tour, but all opinions are my own. 

  • Amanda @ Adventure Year

    Love your top! I’ve never been to the Statue of Liberty, even though I’ve been to NYC a bunch of times. Maybe one of these days!

  • Caroline

    Sounds like a perfect way to spend a summer night!

  • Cat of Sunshine and Siestas

    I spent my 27th birthday on the Sound for the first time, thanks to a friend of mine from NYC. Great way to start a really good year (and much more fun than my 28th a few weeks ago).

  • Oh that 1st pic took my breath away!

  • Anđela Ćenan

    :))) I was away for a few weeks, I’m looking forward to reading all the new posts! looks like a great spot to go on a date ! 🙂 and the two of you look so happy!! 🙂

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    Drinks… sailing… NYC skyline… count me in!

  • camorose

    Thanks–such a fun vintage find! And it’s a great way to spend a summer evening 🙂

  • camorose

    It really was!

  • camorose

    That sounds so fun! Happy belated birthday!

  • camorose

    It was such a lovely night!

  • camorose

    Welcome back, and thank you!!! 🙂

  • camorose

    Something fun to do next time you’re in the city!

  • Anđela Ćenan

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Wow! Such a beautiful setting!

  • camorose

    It was wonderful!

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