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This is a great place to spend the day with family, as a couple or with friends.The Bike rental for the day is great.There are plenty of food places to eat. There are historic tours and magnificent views of the harbor. The Hammock grove is...More
a very short (and cheap) ferry ride to an entirely different NYCity experience. two buildings are open for touring. rangers will answer questions or give a talk. spectacular views of the Manhattan Skyline. we walked through the National Park as well as the property owned...More
Governors Island was not on my original list of places I wanted to see in NYC but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise! It is a tiny 172-acre (70 ha) island in New York Harbor, located only 800 yards (732 m) south...More
we had a nice day but I wouldn't say it's a must do by any means. the ferry was $3, which is fine. the tour guide was knowledgeable but it moved too slow for my taste and I don't feel like we walked around that...More
Not sure how I have lived around here for so long and never made to the Island earlier.
The Island is amazing!
The have hammocks!
Slides and an epic lookout spot!
The food trucks on the Island are good, but I would suggest bringing a...More
Governors Island contains public park, free arts and cultural events, and recreational activities. The island is accessed by free ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Great views to the city if visiting NY it’s a must
Also you can bring your bicycle in the ferry wish...More
Beautiful day on Saturday so we took the ferry from Wall Street to Governor's Island. Hard to tell how much this was going to cost, it's possible it was free, as lots of folks just walked on. We bought r/t tix for $2.75 each ($11...More
This was included in our tour of liberty and Ellis. We stopped for a while and had a look but we were tired as we’d had a long day. Good bit of history and a nice way to finish our long day before we headed...More
I’ve lived in New York City for years but I’d never been to Governors island. It is well worth a visit. I knew nothing about it. But here’s the story. For years it was a US military base right in New York Harbor. It was...More
I’d choose ferry to Pier 11 Wall Street, disembark and turn left, walk 0.3 mile to GovIsland Ferry. If you prefer bus to Port Authority, follow signs to subway, walk through underground passage to #1 line and take it... More
I’d choose ferry to Pier 11 Wall Street, disembark and turn left, walk 0.3 mile to GovIsland Ferry. If you prefer bus to Port Authority, follow signs to subway, walk through underground passage to #1 line and take it southbound to end. Upstairs, you’ll be in front of Staten Island Ferry terminal; walk left for 100 yards to GovIs ferry. Enjoy the day - it’s a wonderful place!