Instead of bus tours try out kayak sightseeing and discover a whole new angle of New York City from the historic Hudson River. Enjoy the cool breeze, sweeping views, and the scenic skyline of the city while kayaking on the open water. Even if you already walked all the famous sights of the city, you'll get the opportunity to rediscover it from a new perspective. The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and many others look even better from this point especially in summer when the streets are unbearably hot. Lots of companies provide lessons and guided tours with all the necessary equipment. Some organizations even offer free kayak tours.