This is probably the only place in NYC where you can have a picnic looking at Lady Liberty. Yep, that’s right. tTrust me: you need to visit it!
Governors Island served as a military base for almost 200 years – from 1783 to 1966. After that, Governors Island served as a major United States Coast Guard installation until 1996. Following its decommissioning as a military base, it was opened for public use in 2005
Governors Island is a car-free island, which makes it the perfect place to ride a bike! particularly love to ride a bike on Governors Island. You can rent through CitiBike or Blazing Saddles.
This area has artificial hills up 70 feet above sea level, providing a 360-degree view. One of the hills has a lookout, with a view overlooking the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, and, of course, the view of the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Head to Hammock Grove to relax and swing in the Island’s iconic red hammocks. Kick back in peaceful nooks among the lush foliage of the park. You may even see the Statue of Liberty and the City skyline peeking over you!
There is an area with slides – Slide Hill, that features New York City’s longest slide at 57 feet – and also a playground, perfect for the little ones to burn off energy.
This spa features gorgeous grounds with unprecedented views, relaxation rooms, themed saunas, and other incredible wellness experiences such as vichy showers, infrared beds, foot baths, hydro jets, steam baths and more.
Check our complete guide about Governors Island to learn about other things to do on this amazing island!