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How to Feel Like You're on a Luxurious Beach Vacation in NYC

How to Feel Like You're on a Luxurious Beach Vacation in NYC

Sadly, most of us aren't on a vacation right now. We’re stuck in the city working long days and not relaxing nearly as much as we should be. So maybe you can’t quit your job, ignore your commitments, and jet off to a beautiful beach in the Caribbean, but that surely shouldn’t stop you from getting the luxurious beach vacation you deserve so much. Truth is, there’s a ton of stuff you can do in the big apple that might actually make you forget you’re not sitting on a white, sandy beach on a remote tropical island.

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    Surfing - Group Lesson
    Surfing - Group Lesson

    Locals Surf School

    What better way to start off your beach day than by enjoying the most popular water sport: surfing. Unfortunately, not nearly enough people surf the NYC waves, but it’s about time you change that. Locals Surf School offers both private and group lessons, depending on what kind of instructing experience you are looking for. And don’t worry, you’ll practice on land before trying your luck in the open water. Your skills are sure to advance quickly as you spend a perfect summer day enjoying the sun, sand, and water--you’ll forget you’re in New York in no time.

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    Rockaway Sunset Jet Ski Tour
    Rockaway Sunset Jet Ski Tour

    Rockaway Jet Ski

    Jet skiing is another activity to do in New York that will quickly convince you you’re zooming across a warm, far away ocean. Hey, just pretend you’re in the beautiful country of Jamaica because this jet ski tour takes place in New York’s Jamaica Bay. While you zip across the water, you’ll see beautiful views of the city as you watch the sun set over the bay.

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    Sunset Sail
    Sunset Sail

    Classic Harbor Line

    Taking a relaxing sail is sure to also make you feel like you’re on the beach vacation you so desire. Just close your eyes, smell the fresh air, and feel the refreshing mist sprinkle your face and you’ll forget all about your job and other responsibilities. Even better, this two-hour vacation takes place during sunset. Beautiful colors, the approaching night, vast skies--what could be more beautiful?

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    Shark Cage Diving
    Shark Cage Diving

    Snappa Charters

    No tropical island vacation would be complete without a few friendly sharks, of course. This activity is only for the truly daring ones out there--can you handle it? You’ll cage dive into the ocean and soon be surrounded by Blue, Mako, and Basking sharks. It’ll be a dream (or nightmare?) come true!

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    The Cocktail Lab: Mixology 101 - Brooklyn
    The Cocktail Lab: Mixology 101 - Brooklyn

    The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts

    Can you even call it a vacation if you don’t always have a cocktail in hand? Absolutely not. Sitting on the beach without a Piña Colada or Banana Mama within reaching distance is just unacceptable. This class will teach you everything you need to know about how to make the most delicious cocktails imaginable. You'll even receive your own cocktail making kit to take home with you!

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