Autumn in New York is glorious enough to have had a song written about it (bit.ly/1ymZTSL), and it looks pretty good from the water, too, by luxury yacht or swanky schooner via Classic Harbor Line (sail-nyc.com).
CHL offers a wide variety of excursions, including:
• an American Institute of Architects’ accredited tour that explores the many bridges of Manhattan;
• the classic New York skyline and Statue of Liberty sail that takes in the sparkling new World Trade Center tower;
• an über-relaxing champagne sunset cruise through the Hudson and East rivers (skyline included at no extra cost);
• and during October, a riotously colorful fall foliage jaunt into the Hudson Valley.
Private charters are available. It’s a peachy way to do the Big Apple.