NY Minute: Seaport District

To some, it’s just water. To me, it’s where I regain my sanity.

I took time off from work last week for a much-needed vacation. I stayed home for a few days, but the travel bug bit me again. So, my husband and I decided to hop on the greyhound bus and visit a few more places in NYC.

The Plan

1.  Seaport District

2. Financial District

Where We Stayed

NYC is only 3 hours away from us. We usually take day trips to the “Big City” to save some money because as you all know, NYC hotels can be costly. However, for this trip, we wanted to make the most of our time in the city that never sleeps.

I decided to book 1 King Room with City View at Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District. The room rate includes breakfast, and the hotel is near the places we wanted to visit.

The front desk lady was so friendly, and when she told me that I’m in a “nice” room, I just thanked her and smiled. I didn’t want to expect so much because I’ve heard those words before from other NYC hotel staff and got frustrated the minute I opened my room door.

But she wasn’t kidding! We had a lovely room with a breathtaking view of the Hudson River.

NYC Harbor

Seaport District 

Why the Seaport District?

My co-worker Tyrone grew up in Brooklyn and told me that one of his favorite places to hang out in NYC is the Seaport District. Though this area was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Seaport is quickly becoming one of the coolest spots in NYC.

Seaport District NYC
Seaport District NYC
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
Big Gay Ice Cream
Big Gay Ice Cream

We strolled around the Seaport and found our favorite spot – The Heineken Riverdeck at Pier 17.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Heineken Riverdeck
Heineken Riverdeck at Pier 17
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Aah! What a lovely sight!

This is the perfect spot to just chill with a cold drink in hand. And, enjoy the gorgeous views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and the iconic NY skyline. I couldn’t be happier. Cheers!

Pier 17 NYC

In my next post, I’ll share about our downtown adventures around the financial district. Thank you so much for reading. Till next time!

What & Where

Seaport District NYC

Heineken Riverdeck

Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District

36 responses to “NY Minute: Seaport District”

  1. These pictures are epic! I know this might sound weird, but New York just looks so real in your photos (which is amazing!) I think it may be because they are (or at least look as if they are) unfiltered. The colours of New York really pop in your post – I love it. The view from your hotel was fantastic as well ♥ I need this hotel next time I’m in the city x

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    • Thank you, Ellie, ❤️❤️❤️ We got a new 35 mm 1.4 lens for our camera and we are really happy with the photos. I also used Lightroom presets with some of the photos. to brighten the night shots a bit. Though, I choose the ones that don’t mess up the true colors or quality of the photo.
      I really love our hotel room, make sure to book ahead of time….. it’s way much much cheaper that way. Also, I noticed the room rates fluctuate. It was cheaper on Sunday and Thursday, so we decided to stay there on a Thursday. Hope you’ll visit NY soon!🗽🥰🗽❤️🗽😍


  2. Ooh I haven’t been to NYC before but there is so much to see out there. I always love the financial district – feels so businessy. I love that NYC is kind of close to you – which is great. Looking forward to your downtown adventures!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  3. I second another reader, I’ve actually never heard of the Seaport District. I’ve been to NY a handful of times and I always go to the same places. This is definitely a good guide for those interested in other parts of New York besides the “usual” destination.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Casey | https://McCourtSkee.com

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  4. What a great view you got from your room! Sounds like a really lovely trip! I’ve never been to NYC but would love to one day!

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂 I’ve got a scarf giveaway on my blog right now 🙂

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  5. Wow! I totally love your awesome adventures with your hubby Abraham! What a sweet life! Looking forward to even more of your amazing posts dear Fritzie! STAY LOVELY AND INSPIRATIONAL!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. What a wonderful staycation! I lived in NY for so many years and I never enjoyed it like proper tourists. I need to go back! We keep talking about going back to NY and vacationing for a week. Do all the things we never did as locals!

    I love the Seaport District and the Financial District. I haven’t been there for a long time!

    Omg, what a beautiful view! The front desk clerk wasn’t kidding.

    You have some beautiful photos. I love all the details.

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