Books aren’t even a thought in your mind when you enter the expansive New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. It’s architecture and beautiful interior design has the ability to captivate you for hours.

The lion statues guarding the steps are iconic and Pinterest worthy to boot. Wander the halls for peace and quiet or head into any number of rooms to gaze at paintings or learn a thing or two about the library’s history. Although it feels like a museum, the treasures inside are very much there to be touched.

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Browse an endless stack of books or hop on a computer – no library card needed. If all the walking and grand staircases leave you with the munchies, a cafe is conveniently located on the first floor to satisfy your belly.

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There are currently a few exciting events happening, including a daily 45-minute exhibition: The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. The books we read as kids shape our mind and introduce us to the world in the most colorful, vivid way. This is definitely worth checking out with the little ones because when you travel with Seastreak, kids under 12 ride free through Memorial Day!

The New York Public Library is someplace everyone should go to at least once. Craving more Hunger Games than Emily Dickinson? In a twist of irony, a Barnes and Noble sits just around the corner. The perfect location for you to realize nothing comes close to curling up in a chair in the library while tourists gaze at the paintings on the wall.

5th Ave at 42nd St

New York, NY 10018

(917) 275-6975

Let Seastreak take you there! Grabbing our ferry to Manhattan couldn’t be easier. Check out our schedule for departure and arrival times.

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

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