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3 Easy Ways to Get Outdoors in Long Island City, NY


Everyone knows Long Island City, NY, offers great nightlife, tasty food, and breathtaking waterfront views. But surrounding this lively city are countless opportunities for those who like to get outside. Whether you like adventure sports, discovering your new favorite park, or switching out the city lights for the stars, try these three ideas for getting outdoors in Long Island City.

1. Find Your Park

In Long Island City, there is a park for everyone! Kids love the creative and super fun playground at Gantry Plaza State Park. They love the bright colors and fun games while parents love the soft, cushy ground which makes it fun and safe at the same time. Adults on the other hand are sure to enjoy summer nights at Hunter’s Point South. Like in most NYC parks, movies are shown every Thursday and Saturday evenings, and the best part, they are FREE! So prep a nice picnic meal and head to the park.

2. Take a Road Trip 

Whether you are grabbing the RV to take your loved ones on a trip or hitting the road solo with your motorcycle, Upstate New York offers beautiful landscapes and incredible places not far from Long Island City. Chase incredible waterfalls at Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, or visit Minnewaska State Park Preserve for some breathtaking hiking. If you’re looking for a fun weekend trip, visit the Montauk Lighthouse Museum or gorgeous Harriman State Park.

3. Enjoy the City Like Never Before

While Long Island City’s boardwalk might be one of the most beautiful strolls along the water, getting on a boat and enjoying the city from a different point of view is always a fun alternative. Whether you go on a fishing trip or get on a ferry to Manhattan, Long Island City offers water activities for everyone. Get your workout in by kayaking in the East River or kick back and see the New York sunset like never before while cruising the bay to Midtown or Brooklyn. LIC Community Boathouse offers a wide variety of water activities that you’re sure to love.

These are just some of our favorite activities for those looking to get outdoors in Long Island City, NY. Visit your self storage unit, pick up your summer-ready gear, and jump into your next adventure. Have any ideas you would like to share? We’d love to hear them!

Don’t forget to learn more about storing your adventure equipment and much more in one of our Citiwide self storage units in Long Island City by contacting our friendly team today.

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