Last year I was lucky enough to be in NYC working for 2 weeks during the Tribute Lights. Had an awesome time making new friends and roaming around the city. This may be one of my favorites.
The idea to be transported to tropical beach without the hotel and airfare cost is attractive to anyone, but specially for Canadian residents. In Toronto we have two urban beaches (one with yellow and one with pink umbrellas). Montréal did not want to be left behind and opened this Blue Parasols beach on the banks of St. Lawrence River in 2012.
In May this beach was completely empty, but after the first year flop of charging a nominal fee to enter the beach, the beach is now free and popular.
With views on the city, Old Port area, the mighty river and Jacques Cartier bridge it is not the Caribbean, but you can still suck on your mojito, margarita or daiquiri and pretend.
Designed by Claude Cormier + associés, based on Paris beach project.