Looking for a cheap, romantic activity? Watch the sunset! There are plenty of places to do it in the city. But if you want the absolute best view, or if you want to be the envy of everyone on Instagram, these are the places you need to go:
5. The High Line, Chelsea
This abandoned rail line was recently converted into a public space. New greenery growing over the tracks makes a pleasant metaphor about nature breaking through industrialization. But most importantly, the park is just elevated enough to get a great view of the sunset.
4. North Cove, Battery Park
North Cove is one of our favorites because you can appreciate the more quaint, nautical features of Manhattan. The sunset over the boats is prime Instagram material.
3. Shore Road Park, Bay Ridge
Shore Road Park comes in at number three on our list because you get a spectacular view of the Verrazano bridge. The lighting at sunset makes it almost a pure silhouette.
2. Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Brooklyn Bridge Park offers the clearest view of the downtown Manhattan skyline across the East River. If you get the shot just right, you can capture the sun going down over the skyscrapers, leaving a glistening trail across the water.
1. Valentino Pier, Red Hook
Valentino Pier is number one on our list because it’s the closest you can get to watching the sun go down over the ocean. With the Statue of Liberty facing right towards you as the sun sets, you’ll probably never get a better picture.