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Going to Governors Island!

Last weekend the Husband and I decided to go on an island vacation to Governors Island. The grandparents came over for four hours so we wanted to make the most of it. Governors Island is just a free 5 minute boat ride away from lower Manhattan. It was a fort and then home to the US Coast Guard. Now the City of New York is redoing it and creating a fun public space.

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Urban Beach

First we went to the beach which had an amazing view of the Financial District.

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Palm Tree

The fake palm trees were my favorite!

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1 Beer

I had a beer.

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2 Beer

And so did the Husband.

buildings governors island The island was filled with fun old buildings.

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Rocking Chair

We took another break and hung out on some rocking chairs.

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Secret Tunnel

We had so much fun. It felt like we had taken a time machine to another era or like we were exploring an abandoned ghost town.

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Ice Cream Sandwich

My favorite part though was the awesome ice cream sandwiches! One cookie was red velvet, the other was snickerdoodle, and the ice cream was Oreo. It was so awesome.

If you are visiting New York City in the summer you should really consider visiting Governors Island. The views are amazing, it’s like nothing else in New York, and the boat ride is FREE. It is closed in the winter which is the only negative 🙁

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon Sutherland

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5 Responses to “ISLAND VACATION”

  1. Brianna July 23, 2012 at 4:54 PM #

    That place looked really cool. Is it open during the Spring?

    • Shannon July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM #

      I am not sure when it opens. I will look into it. The main reason it isn’t open in the winter is because everything is outdoors so it wouldn’t be fun in the winter.

      • Brianna July 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM #


  2. Melissa July 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM #

    If I ever make it to New York I will certainly do that. I’m a sucker for history and food that is sold out of trucks!

    • Shannon July 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM #

      then you would loooooove it

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