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.
Going to Governors Island!
First we went to the beach which had an amazing view of the Financial District.
The fake palm trees were my favorite!
I had a beer.
And so did the Husband.
The island was filled with fun old buildings.
We took another break and hung out on some rocking chairs.
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.
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.
Ice Cream Sandwich
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 🙁