Find What To Do Wherever You Are! @Zerve #travel #sponsored

*This post was written by me on behalf of Zerve.  I received a complimentary tour to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

    Living in New York City is an amazing experience because there is always something to do and something to see.  There are so many cool activities and attractions from food tours to sails/cruises to historical landmarks and so much more in between.  Zerve is a tour and travel resource that helps people to find things to do wherever they are across the country.

    The Zerve website has all kinds of fun tours and activities that are browsable by borough and neighborhood and according to they type of activity that you want to engage in.  Their many tours appeal to a variety of unique interests.  Here in New York City, sails are among their most popular tours particularly the Schooner Adirondack Sunset Sail and the AIA-NY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour.

    I was looking for a romantic getaway with my husband so I chose the Schooner Adirondack Sunset Sail.  This sail takes place aboard a beautiful 80-foot Schooner where passengers experience the New York City sunset from the water while sightseeing past some of Manhattan’s waterside landmarks.

The new Freedom Tower.

    My husband and I were impressed with how beautiful the Schooner Adirondack was and we knew immediately upon boarding that we were in for an amazing experience.  Some of the views that we saw along the way included the New York City skyline, Battery Park, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  During the sail, complimentary champagne, wine, beer and soda were served which only added to the romantic ambiance.

Lady Liberty.

    We had a beautiful and amazing experience and even met some other wonderful couples on the sail.  This is definitely not a tour that is for kids.  Although I have read reviews where children were taken on this sail, I found that the boat moves quite a bit, especially when the sails are up and you really have to hold on where you are sitting.

    I recommend this tour for couples looking for a romantic night out or friends looking to spend a good time in New York City.  Also, make sure you dress comfortably.  I made the mistake of wearing these capris made of this shiny material and I was slipping and sliding in my seat the whole time.  Wear cotton and bring a sweater because it does get chilly at that time of the evening when you are on the water.

    My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves and we loved being able to have an adult escape, away from the kids, where we could enjoy some drinks and have some adult conversation.  As you can see from the photos, the views were simply breathtaking.  Make sure you take this sail and let yourself sail away from the concrete and noise of the city.

The Manhattan skyline at night.

    Let Zerve help you to discover the most unique things to do, wherever you are.  They believe that everyone should spend their time doing what they truly love and their passion is to help you discover those things!

Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Zerve to test/review/giveaway in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Antionette Blake says

    Maria, this was a very nice mini getaway for you and hubby. Awesome pictures of New York Skyline as well. Thank you for sharing.

  2. You and your husband are an adorable couple! Sounds like you had a lovely time and wow, breath-taking views of the city! Thanks for the tips, too, this is something I’ll be putting on my travel wish list.

  3. Daisy Tremorev says

    Awe, I love the photo of you and your hubby! This looks like a nice date activity. 🙂

  4. Wow, what awesome photos!! Looks like a lovely getaway. 🙂

  5. How awesome and I’m sure you did have a great time. I love the photo of you and your husband. What a great day to spend together. What a relaxing tour and the added benefit of having complimentary champagne made it so perfect.

  6. kSquaredGlamour says

    love all the beautiful photos you captured some great pics!

  7. Dawn Spatulas On Parade says

    I have not gotten to NYC , YET but plan to one day. I’d love this tour. You get to see so much at one time. I love the water so it would be perfect.

  8. Oh My that is truly breathtaking. I definitely need to look into this website, me and my husband are always looking for things to do here in Miami. I mean the beach is nice and all but it’s getting pretty boring. lol.

  9. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    Yay for not touring with the kids… we all need to get away now and again…. You live in NYC?? We go there at least once a year and I used to live in Brooklyn. That was many moons ago. I am going to check this tour out the next time I am in NYC. Thanks!!!!

  10. Melinda Kuffler Dunne says

    Wow that looks absolutely beautiful. I would love to do a sunset sail too. If I ever end up in NY I will check out Zerve.

  11. mail4rosey says

    Oh my gosh, that’s the trip of a lifetime. I love doing things like that!! Your pictures are great.

  12. Good to know about Zerve. I agree with everyone that it looks like a wonderful sunset sail and I would go on one in a NY minute!!!…..(it is in NY after all.) lol

  13. GrandmaBonnie A says

    I love your photos. I would love to try that some day. You made some nice memories.

  14. What a great afternoon/evening. Your pictures are so beautiful and the tour looks amazing. next time I am in New York I would love for my husband and I to do this.

  15. Corinne Schmitt says

    We move so often due to my husband’s career so it is great to have a resource to help us discover attractions in our area. Thanks for sharing Zerve!

  16. Melanie Roberts says

    Looks like ya all had a great afternoon/evening… LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures… Zerve sounds like a great resource, thanks for sharing

  17. How fun! Looks like you had a great time and beautiful photos.

  18. I have always wanted to go to New York City! I think this little vacation sounds great. One day I will be able to go there and visit!

  19. Marika Charalambous says

    If I ever get to the US I’ll definitely visit New York City! It seems you had a wonderful time.

  20. Oh wow I’ve always fancied visiting New York and your pictures make me want to go even more thank you so much for sharing x

  21. I just want to say that I love finding services that give you an awesome experience and this clearly looks like one! Thank you for letting me know this is available. It looks neat, a great trip for me and my family!

  22. kelly Nicholson says

    always looking for tips..thanks

  23. Such beautiful pictures. It looks like you had a great time and it looks like a wonderful service.

  24. Kelly Willis says

    these pics are awesome we are hoping to do some traveling ourself this summer

  25. 64 years old and I have yet to take that boat ride around Manhattan! It is something I actually always wanted to do. Zerve–hum–I think it is time I started seeing sites in NYC and the surrounding areas that I have never seen before–there is so much you can do-better get to that site and start exploring!

  26. I had always used other apps to try to find things to do (or tourism board websites). Will have to check out Zerve next time we travel.

  27. Lesley Stevens says

    I haven’t used Zerve yet. We do travel quite a bit so I think I’ll download it and try it out.

  28. Debbie Denny says

    That is a beautiful tour. I will have to check this out.

  29. All the times I’ve been to NYC, I’ve never done a boat tour. The ferry lots of time, but not a proper tour. This would be fun.

  30. Finger Click Saver says

    I have traveled the Boston Harbor on the Schooner – what a great experience. I’d love to do NY – never have been.

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