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The best Fleet Week, period

Jersey City, NJ, United States
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Fleet Week in New York City or the other side of the Hudson River in Jersey City is one of the most spectacular events. Having experienced a couple of Fleet Weeks in different cities, I can firmly say this is by far the best! Now in its 30th year, is the area time-honored celebration of the sea services. Not only will you be able to see many of these incredible ships (see photo), you also will have a chance to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. And you can't miss them, there will be hundreds on both sides of the river who just want to have a good time.
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Culture and experiences

Washington Square Park
Have a picnic at Washington Square Park and listen to local musicians
Bryant Park
Attend one of the many movie nights in Bryant Park, an unforgettable experience
Explore the side streets of Brooklyn with its beautiful town houses and walk the promenade with views over Manhattan
Have Dim Sum at one of the many restaurants in Chinatown, best somewhere away from the tourist area

Points of interest

The High Line
Walk the High Line, a former freight rail line that was saved from destruction
Battery Park City
Walk along the waterfront promenade for the best views over the Hudson River
Coney Island
Have a hot dog at Nathan's, the famous joint that hosts the annual hot dog eating contest


Meatpacking District
Check out one of the many trendy restaurants in this once smelly neighborhood

Special activities

Battery Park City
Sail the Shearwater around the New York Harbour and come close to the Liberty. Departs in North Cove in Battery Park City.
Central Park North
Rent a bicycle at Central Park and ride around the entire park. The northern section is much different from the southern part.

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