Carolina's Staycation Itinerary

May 5, 2009 7:17:30 AM PDT
Carolina Leid took a tour of some close-by gems you may never have seen before! Read on and click the links to find out how you can take a vacation without leaving the Tri-State!First stop: Governor's Island

The ferry leaves from the Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7. The building is located at the corner of South and Whitehall Streets, in Lower Manhattan, adjacent to the Staten Island ferry terminal. The ferry leaves every hour from Manhattan and returns on the :45s.

For more on Governor's Island, visit GovIsland.com

Next: Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Location: 51 111th St, Flushing

Directions: If taking the Grand Central Parkway, follow signs towards the Whitestone Expressway and get off at the Northern Blvd exit; Turn right towards Citi Field

Highlights include: The Unisphere, NY Science Museum, Queens Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, FMCP Carousel, Pitch and Put Golf Course/Minigolf and Boathouse (Bike & boat rentals).

For more info, visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/vt_flushing_meadows/vt_flushing_01.html.

Stop #3: Staten Island/South Beach

Location: Father Capadanno Blvd. & Sand Lane, by the Fountain of Dolphins

Highlights include: Beaches, bocce ball courts, kayak or canoe, FDR boardwalk, the Fountain of the Dolphins.

Information on South Beach can be found at http://www.statenislandusa.com/pages/south_midland.html.

Other Staycation ideas include:

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Bronx Zoo

Coney Island

For some videos of Coney Island, visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/coneyisland/video

You can visit the NYC & Co. Web site for the subway/bus/ferry directions to each location.

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