If you don't go to Governors Island this Summer, you're blowing it.
Sitting placidly at the mouth of the Hudson & East Rivers, the one-time colonial outpost is a modern-day New York paradise: leafy sycamore groves & Revolutionary fortresses compete with top-notch food trucks & free hammocks for your undivided attention, all under the watchful eye of Lady Liberty, who stands stark still off the island's West shoreline. And if that's not enough to convince you, THERE'S FREE MINI-GOLF, YOU GUYS!!!
I've made several trips to Governors Island, but on my most recent outing, I brought a camera and my girlfriend to show you -- yes, you! -- how to do the best Summer day trip NYC has to offer.