Governors Island

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A beautiful way to get out of the concrete jungle and enjoy wide open spaces and some sunshine. We were lucky enough to experience Governors Island on the final weekend of the Summer, this amazing city escape is only open to visit between end May and end September each year. And at only $2 for a round trip ferry ticket there’s no reason to miss it!

I would highly recommend hiring a bike to help you get around, available for $15 per 2 hours from the islands rental location or you can take your own over on the ferry. Enjoy views back to Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty while you explore the 8km of bike paths.

With a selection of food trucks on offer and seating scattered through the leafy streets and park areas your lunch is sorted! And not forgetting the little ones, this is a great spot for kids with playgrounds, sports fields, a garden learning centre and plenty of room to roam free.

Visit Governors Islandfor all the info you need to plan your trip.