How To Have a Sky-High Getaway from Boston to New York City
With travel restrictions being lifted, at last, this summer may be the ideal time to plan a getaway to see the dazzling lights of New York City. One of the most popular travel routes to NYC is from nearby Boston. With the two cities located just a few hours apart, a trip by train from Boston to the Big Apple makes a great weekend escape. The site Omio.com enables travelers to find the least expensive and most convenient train options.
Few places in the world have more impressive sky-high views than New York City. Thanks to soaring skyscrapers and elaborate rooftop observatories there are wonderful places to enjoy dazzling views of the city. Let’s take a look at some of the top places in New York City to enjoy a sky-high view during your getaway.
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Located at the recently completed Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s newest trendy neighborhood, The Edge is unlike any other observatory deck in the city. The Edge, which is the tallest outdoor observatory deck in the Western Hemisphere, is cantilevered out over the city, and visiting here is like stepping off the side of the building. A glass floor looks down 100 feet to the city streets below. With glass walls that slant outward, you may well feel like you’re walking on air as you sip champagne and enjoy the 360-degree view.
Empire State Building
What’s old and traditional is new again as the iconic Empire State Building observatory deck has been newly reimagined in the past year to commemorate its 90th year. Fitted with new floor-to-ceiling windows, the views of mid-town Manhattan have never been more impressive from the 86th-floor observatory.
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The One World Observatory is in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, built on the former site of the World Trade Center. Explore three levels with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cafe, bar, and interactive guided tours as you look over lower Manhattan and the Hudson River.
Top of the Rock
The observatory at Rockefeller Center is another iconic New York City attraction. located in mid-town Manhattan The Top of the Rock has been delivering stunning views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline for 15 years. You may not realize that the memorable ‘beam walk’ photo was taken here during construction, and today you can walk in a virtual interactive beam walk yourself. The 70th floor has an open-air deck which is ideal for picture taking.
TWA Hotel at JFK
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For a completely unique experience, stay at the retro TWA Hotel at JFK airport in Queens. The rooftop pool-cuzzi is an infinity pool, bar, and observatory deck that overlooks the tarmac. Relax, work on your tan and watch the planes taking off for faraway lands.
With all these wonderful views of the city that never sleeps, a getaway from Boston to New York won’t let you down.