What: Hornblower New York’s Red, White and Cruise
Where: Departs from Pier 40, West Village
When: July 4, 2012. Boarding time is 5:00 p.m. Anchors aweigh at 6:00 p.m.
Why: When New York is ablaze with American pride next month, instead of watching the magic unfold on the boob tube or from the streets, wedged between sweaty strangers, you could have a front row seat to the fireworks. Thanks to Hornblower, NYC’s newest (and greenest) cruise company, two lucky people will take in the Independence Day festivities for free aboard the gorgeous 210-foot yacht Infinity. Enjoy sparkling skyline views, unlimited booze, delicious, locally-sourced food—think crab cakes, pulled pork sliders, vegetable dumplings, pastries galore—DJ entertainment, and dancing all night long on the Hudson River. Talk about a truly spectacular 4th of July.
Value of the giveaway: $350
How to enter to win:
“Win two tickets to Hornblower’s July 4th dinner and dancing cruise. Just follow @offMetroNY and RT! http://bit.ly/freejuly4cruise”
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Note: Tickets are for use on Red, White & Cruise package on July 4, 2012 only. Not valid on any other cruise or date, no cash value. Gratuity is additional on board. Reservations must be made in advance by contacting Lindsey Guinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions: Take the 1 train to Houston subway stop. (Hornblower NY, hornblower.com)
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.