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Travel For the First Time, You Can Spend the Night on New York's Governors Island This Summer

21:21  14 february  2018
21:21  14 february  2018 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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This summer , visitors will be able to sleep under the stars on Governors Island in New York City ' s harbor for the first time , Lonely Planet reports. Collective Retreats will offer a glamping package that includes luxury tents, farm-to-table dining, and activities, which may include live music

This Summer You Can Spend the Night Glamping on New York City' s Governor ' s Island . The first -ever hotel on the New York City landmark has rates starting at .

a close up of some grass: For the First Time, You Can Spend the Night on New York's Governors Island This Summer © Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 2.0 For the First Time, You Can Spend the Night on New York's Governors Island This Summer

Soon, you'll be able to camp out on a 172-acre historical island without straying too far from the conveniences of a slightly bigger island: Manhattan.

This summer, visitors will be able to sleep under the stars on Governors Island in New York City's harbor for the first time, Lonely Planet reports. Collective Retreats will offer a glamping package that includes luxury tents, farm-to-table dining, and activities, which may include live music, culinary classes, wellness sessions, thought leadership seminars, or yoga.

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Yes, ziplining will return once again when the island reopens for the season on May 1, but the attraction is upping the ante by allowing visitors to camp overnight for the first time . That's right, you don't have to travel upstate to sleep beneath the stars this summer . New York ' s car-free oasis has

4 Tips to Having the Perfect Summer Picnic. You Can Now Have a Sleepover On Governors Island This Summer . Governor ’ s Island is one of those rare places in New York that seems to be stuck in time .

Located a 10-minute ferry ride from the southern end of Manhattan, Governors Island served as a military base beginning in 1755, and was used most recently by the United States Coast Guard from 1966 to 1996. That year, it was designated as a historical district, and by 2006, the island had opened to the public as a car-free green space. These days, visitors can wander among 19th-century buildings, lounge in a hammock on a grassy lawn, tour two historical forts, rent bikes, and see public art.

Collective Retreats offers a premium tent starting at $150 per night. Or, you can spring for a luxury tent at $500 per night. That rate gets you a private bath with full-flush toilets and rain-style hot showers, complimentary breakfast and s'mores, and personal concierge services. Plus, your tent is stocked with a supply of filtered water, a mini library of travel and fiction books, Pendleton blankets, a chandelier, and outlets for your tech stuff. On select nights, you can take advantage of discounted rates and book a night in a premium tent for $75.

The glampsite can accommodate about 100 overnight guests total, and stays are available from May to October, when Governors Island closes for the season. To get to the island, all you need to do is catch a ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn: rides are even free on Saturdays and Sundays until 11:30 a.m.

[h/t Lonely Planet]

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