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Conde Nast Touts ‘The Big Apple’ Campsites

June 17, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

This map shows the location of various units in the Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. Map courtesy of Wikipedia.

When most people think of New York City, they think of skyscrapers. Or loud, dirty streets. Or air-conditioned museums.

But there’s a side of New York that plenty of tourists don’t think about—the natural side. And the best way to experience it is by exploring the Gateway National Recreation Area, a sprawling network of parks that spans three boroughs and even part of New Jersey, Conde Nast Traveler reported.

Thanks to Gateway, you can pitch a tent in Brooklyn, track wild birds in Queens and learn 200 years of military history in Staten Island. Plus, it offers outdoor sports and activities you can’t do anywhere else in the city — including camping under the stars.

So ditch the crowded bus tours, because we’ve got five reasons why Gateway should be at the top of your next New York itinerary:

  • It’s the only place in New York City where you can stay for just $20 a night. Two words for you: urban camping. The Gateway National Recreation Area parks are the only places in New York City where you can scratch your sleeping-under-the-stars itch. Most of the campgrounds are the bare-bones, pitch-your-own-tent type of sites, but RV hookups are available at Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn. For info on reservations head to www.nps.gov/gate.

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