One of the best rides in town is onboard the Staten Island Ferry, a free 25-minute trip that affords views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the majestic Statue of Liberty. For a nominal fee, a ride on the East River Ferry includes views of Manhattan as well as the Brooklyn Bridge, On weekends, New York Water Taxi offers free 20-minute rides between Pier 11 on Wall Street.
Festive things to do in New York City at Christmas Time. If you travel to New York in December, here is a holiday guide for everything Christmas in NYC. It's the most wonderful time of the year in this city, so plan a trip to enjoy all the season has to offer!