If you tie up at Chelsea Piers, you’ll be on the West Side of Manhattan near the Whitney Museum of American Art, whose Julie Mehretu and Madeline Hollander exhibitions run through August. A Jasper Johns exhibition opens in September. You’ll also be near the Museum of Illusions, which is set up for kids and adults alike to explore holograms, games, puzzles and more. The Frying Pan is another local treat. It’s a lightship built in 1929 that, from May through October, serves beer, wine and cocktails along with fish ‘n’ chips, clam chowder, lobster rolls and other fare. And of course, Pennsylvania Station is not far from the docks, with its subway and train lines connecting you to pretty much anywhere you want to go in and around the Big Apple.