• Celebrating Fall on the River

     
    POSTED September 22, 2016
     

Many people assume that once the flip-flops are put away it’s time to stop thinking about river cruises, but that’s just not the case. If you’re looking for something to help you celebrate fall or need a last-minute idea for a company/group outing, check out Spirit of New York and New Jersey.

These fall foliage cruises depart from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and Lincoln Harbor in Weekhawken and offer a lovely way to sightsee and enjoy the autumn colors.

Gliding north along the Upper West Side and past the George Washington Bridge, take in the views for three hours aboard the cruise with lunch and cocktail service. In addition to enjoying the colorful scene, the boats have games, including shuffleboard and a life-sized Jenga, on the rooftop deck with a DJ.

Details: Depart at 11:30am for three-hour cruise

Dates: Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 are the NJ sailings from Lincoln Harbor Marina

Price: $62.90 per adult

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.