NYC sunset

6 hot spots to catch a stunning NYC sunset

There’s nothing quite like a New York City sunset. The view of the NYC skyline under the warm rays of the sun setting is a moment to be savored for a lifetime.

Here are HeliNY’s 6 best places to catch the sunset in NYC:


  • Sunset Park, Brooklyn

One of Brooklyn’s hidden treasures, Sunset Park, is an amazing, green space with an equally amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. BONUS: There’s a pool on-site! In the summer months, Sunset Park and its pool become home to swimmers and sun worshipers. Learn more.


  • The High Line, Manhattan

The High Line is one of the most beautiful spaces in NYC. Built on a historic freight rail line and perched above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is a public park that features a green-lined walkway PERFECT for taking in a NYC sunset. Learn more about the non-profit organization.
  • The Staten Island Ferry

What better way to observe a New York sunset than a FREE ferry ride? Take a complimentary ride on the Staten Island Ferry for amazing views of New York City, including one super up-close look of the Statue of Liberty. PLUS, this is only a five minute walk from the HeliNY heliport! Learn more.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park offers greenery, recreational activities including free roller skating (at times) and breathtaking views of New York City and the Brooklyn Bridge. BONUS: Take a walk along the Brooklyn Bridge for more AMAZING NYC views! Learn more here.
  • Astoria Park, Queens

Located in Queens, huge 60 acre Astoria Park runs from the Hellgate Bridge to the Triborough Bridge and offers amazing sunset views of midtown Manhattan. This one also has an on-site pool! Learn more here.
  • A bird’s eye view of NYC

There’s no sunset like a sunset from above! It’s breathtaking. You can fly with HeliNY during the months of November and December from the Downtown Manhattan heliport to get amazing sunset views. After those two months,  our City Lights Experience will allow you the only opportunity to see the sunset from above so make sure you book your seats early as availability is so limited! Click here to learn more.