Fun and Free Places To Go To In NYC During Covid-19

NYC is filled with so much to do. When I moved back to the city, I was excited to find places that I could easily socially distance and be safe. Outside areas are obviously safer than staying inside and are easier to stay 6 feet apart. Here are a few of my favorite places that are currently open that I have visited or plan on visiting. Do not forget to wear your mask and socially distant while you are in public.

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  • Pier 35

Pier 35 is located in the lower east side of Manhattan. This pier has an array of seating options with benches, seats, and even large swings! This pier is free to the public. Pick a sunny day or a warm summer night to stop by and enjoy the beautiful views.

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  • Central Park

Central Park is a no brainer. The park is one of the largest parks in NYC. It is easy to socially distance here and is perfect for an evening stroll or a picnic. Rent a Citibike and bike around the park, get a good jog in with a friend, or bring a blanket and simply relax.

  • Pier 2 Roller Rink

Pier 2 is in Brooklyn. On Fridays and Sundays from 11 am to 12 pm, admission is free. Any other time this roller rink only costs $6 for a ticket and is great for trying a different activity. You must purchase your ticket online and wear a mask at all times.

  • Ride the Staten Island Ferry

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Yes, the Staten island ferry is free! This is a free and fun way to see amazing views of the city, the statue of liberty and the sunset. The ferry runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Yes, masks are required for your safety. You can find the ferry schedule here

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