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You Can Go Glamping Across From the Statue of Liberty

New York City Camping
by Eben Diskin Jul 16, 2018

You might not think of New York City as a premier glamping spot, but now even city dwellers can easily get a taste of the great outdoors — and no, we’re not talking about Central Park. On a 172-acre island across from the Statue of Liberty, the Collective Governors Island Retreats offers luxury tents with modern amenities only a quick ferry ride from Manhattan. It’s the first time camping has been allowed on the island, which was recently converted from an old military base into a summer escape destination.

View of Statue of Liberty from Collective Governors Island

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Glamping Tent

Photo: Collective Retreats/Facebook

Glampers on Governors Island will have an all-inclusive vacation experience, complete with high-end dining options, amenities, and activities. The 100-person campsite includes two types of luxury tents, outfitted with comfortable beds and linens, as well as electricity.

Inside a Glamping Tent

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Glamping Tent at night

Photo: Collective Retreats/Facebook

Photo: Collective Retreats/Facebook

Although Governors Island is less than a 10-minute ferry ride from Manhattan, it feels very remote and wild. It’s mainly owned by the city and state, though 22 acres are controlled by the National Park Service. Following a recent push to open the car-free island to the public, there have been movie nights, community gardens, and public art installations. A stay at the Governors Island glamping retreat starts at $150 per night.

H/T: Inhabitat

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