Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

New York postcard: sunset sailing on the Hudson River

Nikki Parkinson Life, Travel 42 Comments

Last night was one of those mushy, romantic moments that will stick with me forever.

It was up there with the cliff-side dinner we had on Santorini 10 years ago. It was up there with sitting beachside eating Thai during our honeymoon on Koh Samui.

Mr Styling You and I had a date night. In. New. York. City.

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Road testing my new Prada sunnies picked up for a song at Macy’s

For $60 each we stepped on board the beautiful 80-foot schooner, the Adirondack, and spent two hours sailing on the Hudson River, watching the sun set over this amazing city (ummm, sorry for the overuse of the words amazing, incredible et al but they are very much warranted).

Oh, and included in the price? Plentiful champagne and cute crew that I didn’t notice one bit because I was sitting next to the love of my life 😉

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

A bit like the helicopter tour gave us one perspective of this city, this offered another one. One that will be forever etched in my mind.

And no, I’m not just talking about shapely butts in chinos 🙂

Under full-sail, getting sloshed a bit tipsy and seeing the good lady Liberty glow in the late evening sun will do that.

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City

The peace of being out on the water – away from the hustle and bustle of the city – was a stunning contrast for all the senses.

And the peace of not having to answer a 7-year-old’s “are we finished yet?” questions was pretty damn good too. On that front, I have Louisa Claire from Brand Meets Blog to thank. She referred us to her gorgeous babysitter and Flynn was well cared for at our apartment.

Oh, and nearly forgot to mention … thanks to a tip off from New York blogger, A Cup of Jo, we stopped at The Lobster Place at Chelsea Market to pick up food for on board. Mr SY downed a lobster roll like nobody’s business and I tucked into a tray of fresh sushi.

Date night: sunset sailing on the Hudson River, New York City | Lobster roll from The Lobster Place, Chelsea Market

Cheapest and most memorable date night right there!

We booked our sunset sail through Zerve.

Comments 42

  1. I don’t think you used ‘amazing’ or ‘incredible’ nearly enough. The photos are just beautiful. I’m thinking that I may have to work out a way to get to NY!

  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You sure know how to travel in style Nikki! Looks like it was absolute bliss xx

  3. What a bargain of a date night? Putting that one on the list for 2018! I estimate my three year old might like planes by then – fingers crossed.

  4. Oh, I am getting so many fabulous tips for my trip! Thanks Nikki. It looks like you’re having the holiday of a lifetime : )

  5. How Amazing Nikki,and so romantic too,No i would not have looked at cute butts in chino’s either 🙂 not when your with your love of your life!You know what’s cute,you have matched your clothes with Mr Styling you ,does he like orange too.? No it looks so stunning,and fresh sushi and lobster rolls ,yum,love that you got to have a date night,and a little peace and quiet.More postcards please!!

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