Place: Governors Island (Isla de los Gobernadores)
Admision: Fare Ferry for childrean under 13 is free, Passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays until 11:30am / entrance to the island is free
The island is a national monument and is open to all tourists between May and October, Passengers ride free on Saturdays and Sundays until 11:30am, taking the ferry at the Maritime Building in Manhattan, or at the Fulton Ferry landing in Brooklyn, is a very short journey offerring fantastic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey ... When you arrive you will see a children's playground, sports fields and open spaces to relax, free of cars, you can explore the island by bicycle, by tram, free kayaking, or walking 2 miles around the island, there are also picnic areas. On the Island you may appreciate a picturesque town with colonial homes and giant trees.
You can take a tour to the Castle Williams, keep in mind that each tour is limited to 15 people, every half hour. first come, first serve; this visit is workig and you can get fantastic views from the top. The island is also used as headquarters for summer festivals.