Sunrise in New York City: 5 Beautiful Spots to Enjoy the City's Skyline

New York is well-known for its breathtaking skyline. It is one of the top items in the bucket list of numerous tourists and residents alike, to be able to witness a sunrise or sunset with the view of the city’s skyline. If you are a person who just enjoys sunrise for the feel of the sky and how quiet and peaceful the world seems, or you get motivated and feel happy for a new beginning, a new day and new opportunities, New York has few good spots to let you have your moment of calm. You can be one of the lucky few to have a good view of the rising sun from the comforts of your apartment or your hotel, but if you don’t, fret not because we have consolidated a list of the top places you can go to check out nature’s beauty! 

5 Spots to Enjoy the Sunrise in New York City

1. North Cove, Battery Park

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Located in the heart of the city at the southern tip of Manhattan, Battery Park offers a stunning view of the rising sun alongwith the harbour views, grand lawns and the Battery urban farm. Bike your way to this location to enjoy a magnificent scene of early morning sun behind the line of docked boats perched at the marina, with The Sea Glass Carousel one one side and the Staten Island Ferry’s Whitehall Terminal on the other. The park has its own dining at Garden Cafes. You might have to wait a few hours to enjoy the scrumptious menu of the cafe but rest assured that it’s worth the wait! It is open from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m., giving you an opportunity to catch that gorgeous sunset along with the sunrise! 

2. Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Whether you decide to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge or sit down in one of the adjacent parks, you are in for a picturesque view of New York’s skyline reflecting the early morning rays of the sun to form a perfect capture-worthy scene. The park which is located on the Brooklyn side of the East river offers a lot more to the visitors with its various picnic spots, playgrounds, restaurants and cafes. For an easy morning stroll, restrooms are also available at the park along with easy lawn and park entrance accessibility. The timings of the park are from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. with special family-friendly events and movie screenings happening all year round. 

3. Astoria Park

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Located on the west coast of Queens, Astoria Park is flanked by the Triborough Bridge in the south and the Hell Gate Bridge in the north. Having a long historical past dating back to the American revolution, the park offers a quiet and peaceful place to watch the sunset during those early hours of dawn. It further has playgrounds, eateries, and swimming pools to ensure the rest of your day is fun-filled and adventurous. It hosts concerts, movie screenings and kids events, so make sure to check these listings before heading out to make the best out of your visit there! 

4.The High line Park

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Situated on Manhattan’s west side, The High Line Park is an elevated park built on a former rail line.Wandering in the area to catch a glimpse of the sunset will end up with you getting a spectacular view of the Hudson river. There are several other magical spots to explore including 10th Avenue Square and Overlook, Chelsea Thicket and 26th Street Viewing Spur. While the gardens will provide you with the freshness of nature, the park would also feature work of contemporary artists showcased in specific locations free for all visitors to view! There is elevator and ramp access, and bathrooms are located at certain entry and exit points. 

5.Liberty State Park

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Sunrise with a view of the Manhattan skyline is probably the best way to catch the beautiful phenomenon when in New York. Liberty State Park offers you this stunning west view of the same with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in the backdrop. Miles long walkways provide the space to stroll, jog and relax at the park benches for a tranquil morning. The playgrounds make picnicking possible and there is always an opportunity to enjoy the various other recreational activities available at the park such as boating, kayaking, and ferry service to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. 

What’s your favourite spot to watch the sunrise? Let us know in the comments below!

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