If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I can't stop talking about Governor's Island. It's such a beautiful place to visit in New York City and there is so much to do. On the weekdays, you can access free one hour bike rentals from 10am to 12pm courtesy of Blazing Saddles. Everyone walks in that direction when they walk off the ferry but in case you are the only one who wants to ride, make a left and continue walking. You will see them. The ferry is $2 round trip and there is barely anyone around.
One the weekends, the ferry is free and there is always an event happening. So expect more people.
My favorite part of the island are the views! You can see the Statue of Liberty, lower Manhattan and the Freedom Tower. It's absolutely stunning. There is no other place in the city with such a panorama view. You can get active or lounge around on a hammock on Hammock Grove. Regardless, its going to be a great time. I recommend you bring food if you go during the week. We saw one food vendor and they only accepted cash. His food did look great and clean but bring your own stuff, save money, and have a picnic. Just make sure to pick up after yourself because the park is pristine and it really should stay that way - especially because its surrounded by water.
Here are some pics of my day:
Take a trip to Governor's Island and let me know how it went!