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Go island and beach hopping this summer in NYC

The best part is, it's not at all expensive!


Surrounded by water, the City is a collection of islands. All five boroughs are connected by the NYC Ferry, which costs $4 one way.

Brooklyn’s beachfront Coney Island neighborhood is perhaps best known for its boardwalk, with its Cyclone and Thunderbolt roller coasters, the Wonder Wheel, other amusement rides and games, and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs.



Orchard Beach in the Bronx, once known as “The Riviera of New York City,” sits on the Long Island Sound and offers view of City Islandthe borough’s fishing village.

Pay a visit to Manhattan’s new public park, Little Island, which offers free access to waterfront views, interactive art, performances and events.


Another summer favorite is Governors Island, a car-free island with walking and biking paths, a hammock grove and food trucks. Governors Island Arts’ free events and workshops take place on the third Saturday of each month, from May through October.

In Queens, the Rockaways are home to NYC’s only surfing beaches. Enjoy the sand and surf and be sure to grab lunch at Tacoway Beach



Hop on the free Staten Island Ferry from Lower Manhattan and soak in views of the Statue of Liberty before visiting South Beach and Midland Beach. These waterfront neighborhoods offer beaches, a 2.5-mile boardwalk and a fishing pier.


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