In just a few short days, seek Memorial Day will be here and with that comes the official start of summer. One of the best places to spend Memorial Day Weekend is in New York City, more about overlooking one of the many beautiful waterfront views the city has to offer. The Boat Basin Café on West 79th Street is an impeccable Memorial Day spot. The café overlooks Riverside Park and has beautiful views of the Hudson River with an open, airy, relaxing vibe. It’s one of New York City’s hideaway and hidden gems. As you enter the oasis, you wonder how a quiet, relaxing spot like this could be found in one of the busiest cities in the world. The beautiful arches frame the waterfront restaurant and is the perfect place to put you and your friends in a summer mood. The Boat Basin Café is known for some of the best outdoor drinking and celebrations. With a drink in hand and the view of city lights, the sunset and boats on the river, it really is a place to be this holiday weekend. The ambiance, stone arches, The Hudson River, the marina, make this destination low-key and casual. The Boat Basin Café doesn’t take reservations, so make sure you get here early with your group to ensure a relaxing and beautiful Memorial Day dining experience.

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-Amanda DelGaudio