3 In Bucket List/ New York City

NYC Bucket List: Rowboats in Central Park

Rowboating in Central Park

New York City is one of my greatest romances. Now that I call it home, that passion has rooted itself even deeper into my heart, though it’s a bit more complicated. When living in the city, it’s easy to get lost in a daily grind and forget to spot the magic of the city; but, the magic never turns off. It’s about planning city excursions into your life so you never stop discovering the endless splendor of this great American city…and trust me, it’s full of moments waiting to be had. 

Summer in the city is easily transforming into one of my favorite seasons. I’ll admit, most weekends should be reserved for escaping to the Hamptons and Cape Cod, but on those weekends you find yourself in the middle of an ice cream truck and Manhattanhenge, be sure to make an occasion of it. Afternoons in Central Park are one of my favorite ways to reconnect with New York, and there are dozens of activities that go beyond a simple summer stroll – rowboating in Central Park being one of my favorites.  

Rowboating in Central ParkRowboating in Central Park

The Loeb Boathouse (besides being a famed brunch spot) hosts a daily rowboat rental service that gives both tourists and New Yorkers a chance to see the famous skyline, Central Park’s landscape and the Bethesda Terrace from another perspective. You can do this year-round, weather permitting up until winter when the lake freezes…during which you rather retreat to a nearby Le Pain Quotidien kiosk for a hot chocolate or warm latte.

This weekend I largely spent on the upcoming redesign of The Modern Jetsetter and prepping the content to go with it. I’m also putting final touches on my fall and winter travel plans – I can’t believe they are already so close around the corner. This little Central Park boat ride combined with a follow-up Aperol Spritz and shopping for dinner ingredients at Eataly made my Sunday absolutely perfetto. 

For those seeking a more Italian-inspired New York experience in the city, they do have Venetian-style Gondola rides available (no, I’m not kidding and it’s further proof that I can find Italy absolutely everywhere in NYC). 

Rowboating in Central Park

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  • Reply
    Samantha Lee
    July 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I went to NYC last year in the spring (my 3rd trip), and it was absolutely magical. I stayed with my friend who lives in Brooklyn so got to see the city from more of a local’s perspective. We DID do the rowboats in Central Park then went and had happy hour nearby afterwards – the perfect afternoon!


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      Ella Mawson
      July 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      I am going in November so maby post some things to do in fall/winter (just a suggestion)also I am super excited to see all the sights!!!=-)

      • Reply
        October 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm

        Hi Samantha! I’m relaunching the website very soon and there will be PLENTY of NYC fall content – excited for you to see it!


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