This past weekend I finally got to check an item off of the NYC to-do list and traveled to the west side to ride The Beast. The Beast is a speedboat ride that leaves from West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue every day on the hour through the summer until September 30. The 30-minute boat ride takes you to the Statue of Liberty to take photos and back.
The Beast was a blast – loud music blasting, a fast ride, great views and lots and lots of water. One thing I wasn’t expecting is how they purposely try to get you soaked, so don’t expect to walk off this ride dry. Definitely add this ride to your bucket list. Many New Yorkers don’t even know about it!
Following the boat ride I ventured down to the West Village for all you can eat sushi at Kumo (I had dried off by then). Only $25 for unlimited sushi – great for birthday get togethers.
Have you taken any boat rides around the city? What was your favorite?