Spend a day on Governors Island with a Mini Bus Rental in NYC

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Summer in the Big Apple would not be as fun without spending a day on Governors Island. You can get there by taking a free ferry, but you could gather friends on a mini bus rental in NYC to take you to the ferry station and back home.


A mini bus rental in NYC is good for groups of up to 40 people, making your visit to Governors Island even more memorable.


What could you do here?


Ride bikes. Governors Island has virtually no cars, so it is very safe to bike here. It actually has over five miles of bike lanes. There are bike rentals offered by Bike and Roll where you can choose between tandem bikes, solos or even quadricycles. Quadricycles can transport two kids and up to six adults! In addition, if you go there on May 28, you are in luck because it is Free Bike Mondays!


Get a sun tan. If you love the beach, the Island offers you the next best thing. You can pick a spot in any of the 20,000 square feet of sand at the waterfront. You can work on your tan here or even play basketball or volleyball.


See the sculptures of Mark di Suvero. The Storm King Art Center is bringing the works of Mark di Suvero to Governors Park. Di Suvero has installed 11 of his biggest sculptures at different parts of the park. This is probably the biggest outdoor exhibit put on by di Suvero in about four decades.


Learn more about history on Colonels Row. Colonels Row has a lot of beautiful houses that were built in the late 19th century. These were owned by high ranking officers and you could admire the exteriors even as construction is ongoing. You can also visit the Castle Williams, which was built in the 1800s.


Summers at Governors Island is just filled with great fun and activities. Be sure to arrange for a group excursion to Governors Island and hire a mini bus rental in NYC.


A mini bus rental in NYC can help you make your trip even more memorable by providing you with a convenient way to go to the ferry station and back home. You can even arrange to go someplace else after your day at the Island.


Relax at Picnic Point. Who says that you have to walk around to enjoy yourselves? With eight acres of green grass, hammocks and picnic tables, you can rest at Picnic Point. Here, you could have a great vantage point where you could see New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.


Be more environmentally friendly. Governors Island has two environmental attractions: Added Value Farm and Earth Matter. Go to Earth Matter and learn how to make a compost, or hear about sustainability. Added Value Farm, on the other hand, is where you can get organic fruits and vegetables, cut flowers and go on a tour.


See more art. Figment is an art group that is known for their quirky exhibits. At Governors Island, you can view 17 interactive sculptures, as well as play a game of minigolf. Figment also hosts the City of Dreams Pavilion, which will soon open.


Check out the highlights. As with any other, Governors Island has some activities and attractions that you should not miss, particularly if it is your first time to visit. What are these highlights?


Fort Jay. Governor Island's oldest structure, Fort Jay has seen a lot of history, being the main defense against the British invasion and having been used as housing for officers and junior offices in the Civil War.


Nolan Park. Nolan Park has houses that used to house officers and their families in the mid 19th century. For 2013, however, these houses have been turned into outposts for art installations and museum exhibits.


After a day on Governors Island, you will surely appreciate having a mini bus rental in NYC waiting for your group. This means, you can all get home safely and quickly without having to fight for a seat on the public bus or getting on the subway.



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