5:00 p.m.: Cocktails at the Jane
The Jane Hotel used to cater to sailors, but its old–world charm is open to the public today. Head to the roof, where you can sip on a "West Street Sunset" while enjoying the first glow of the golden hour.
5:30 p.m.: Check out the view from the Whitney Museum
Just a few short minutes from the Jane is the Whitney. Skip the line by buying your tickets ahead of time, then head up to the museum's top floor. In addition to checking out the latest exhibition, you can visit the eighth–floor terrace and soak up the views of the Hudson River and the Highline.
6:00 p.m.: Dinner at Santina
Around the corner from the Whitney you'll find Santina, where the whimsical décor and glass walls overlooking Washington Street make it feel like magic hour all day long. Order the "Amalfi Coast," a tasty mix of bourbon, orange, peach, and ginger, and donât miss the squash carpaccio.
7:00 p.m.: Watch the sun set on the High Line
The High Line is a former railroad track that was converted into a 1.45–mile long elevated park that starts conveniently above Santina and runs north the West 34th Street. Because it's located above street level, you'll have superb views of both the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan just as the golden hour comes to a close.