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Old 09-09-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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When they finish the park on Governor's Island it will be one of the, if not the most spectacular waterfronts in the world. You'll have views of inner New York harbor, the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline all from an elegant park. They are also considering a summer home for the New York Philharmonic and other performing institutions.
Governors Island will be great but even better is the brand spanking new 85-acre BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK that NYC is building on the shoreline of the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. Right across from downtown Manhattan and the views are already fantastic.

Further up the East River shoreline, NYC is building the new 28-acre BUSHWICK INLET park which will have nice views of both Midtown and Downtown. Despite the name, the park is in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, not Bushwick.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Hi ya'll!

I was wondering what cities have the best waterfronts. Great places to shop and walk around, maybe restaurants with music, just a great place to hang out.


Thanks!
M

Best waterfronts IMO:

Savannah, GA
West Seattle, Washington
San Francisco, CA
Charleston, SC
Wilmington, NC
Duluth, MN (North Shore of Lake Superior)
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Duluth, MN (North Shore of Lake Superior)
Duluth is on the SW shoreline of Lake Superior, but that really is a moot point because you can't go wrong anywhere along the Lake Superior shoreline.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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Not sure how closely you want to split hairs here, since Duluth really isn't on the southern shore of Lake Superior -- more just at the western-most point of the body of water... but OK, I should have said Duluth & North Shore (start in Duluth take the highway that runs straight northeast up the coastline). It is more rural but extraordinarily beautiful.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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One of my favorite things about Tampa is its waterfront.

It has Florida's largest port which is great for the local economy. There's Channelside with its nightlife, restaurants, and cruise ships. The new Riverwalk goes through Downtown and connects Channelside with the TB History center the St Pete times forum, the convention center, the new Tampa museum of art, and the Performing arts center, all on the water. There's Harbour and Davis islands with the marinas, waterfront mansions and condos. There's Bayshore Blvd with mansions and condo high rises overlooking the Bay. There is also the Rocky point island near the airport. Very nice hotels and restaurants along with a little stretch on white sandy beach and great fishing along the causeway.
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