Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people have discovered just how joyful and rejuvenating a staycation can be. Now that long-distance travel is complicated, a lot of people are turning to camping, RVs, and their fancy cousin: glamping. What is glamping you ask? It’s what happens when you combine “glamour” and “camping,” and it certainly lives up to the name. If you live in the New York City area and you want to try it for yourself, Collective Retreats has the perfect place to experience.
The company’s glamping site is on Governors Island, which is just a short ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan. Despite its proximity to the city, you certainly will feel like you’ve been transported to a whole other world full of greenery, history, and also some pretty fantastic city views, in case you still need to feel that society is nearby.
For those who don’t feel comfortable camping, then glamping is the way to go. The tents are absolutely gorgeous, featuring comfy beds, trendy decor, and even an ensuite bathroom. You get a full hotel experience right there in the great outdoors, complete with sounds of birds and crickets chirping.
Collective Retreats Governors Island also provides a fantastic gourmet restaurant and bar. These offer up seasonal dishes and specialty cocktails. Of course, what would camping be without s’mores? Guests are treated to complimentary s’mores kits they can take by the fire pits and roast marshmallows as they gaze at Manhattan’s twinkling cityscape lights.
While at Governors Island, there are plenty of things to do while you’re away for the weekend. You’ll be provided with a map that will show you how to get to nearby restaurants, food trucks, playgrounds, walking paths, and bike rentals.
You can even walk to Governors Island Outlook Hill, where you can see incredible views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and Jersey City. Reservations can be made through October, so make sure you plan ahead for the perfect glamping getaway.