Governor’s Island is an island located within Manhattan in New York City by the New York Harbor. The use of the island dates back to during the American Revolutionary war, where the islands main use was for the military purposes, both as a site of training and as place of defense against opposing troops. However, now the island resides as a great place to view, and to appreciate it’s culture and history.
There are several interesting landmarks to check out whilst visiting Governor’s Island. To get to Governor’s island is also extremely fun and easy – you can take a ferry! Taking the ferry is usually available everyday during the season that the island is open to the public. Whilst in Governor’s island you can check out Fort Jay or Castle Williams – both of which were built in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century to protect the island.
There are also many activities organized for the public to indulge in upon visiting the island. During this year, there are different viewings and exhibitions available to see, as well as many restaurant and places to eat and dine. Governors Island offers biking around the island, you can bring your own or simply rent one! There is also a massive slides at Slide Hill located on the southern region of Governor’s Island. If relaxing is more your vibe, check out Hammock Grove, which has 50 hammocks for you to chill and take in the sights!