Once you crossed the river by ferry, you have to pay $2 to get to the famous island, which used to be a key military base. Today, it features a beautiful park with a great view of Manhattan and Statue of Liberty, where you can sunbathe on the beach or hide under the shade of trees while having a picnic. Rent a bike near the pier to see all the sights and beautiful spots of Governors Island. The place is perfect for a bike ride also because it is free of cars. If heavy traffic in Manhattan makes you feel uncomfortable, riding here is absolutely safe.