Day Trip

Wondering Where To Get This View?

Hello beauuutttiful people! I am back with another post about TWO awesome spots that I visited this past weekend. I have been keeping myself very busy lately planning all types of adventures I can take to share with you all, hopefully giving you some awesome new things to try this summer! Before we get to those things, a little side note;

My goal with this blog is to not only continuously provide you with adventures I take in NY- but also to keep track of and update you on my travels outside of NY. 😉 

I have a BIG VACATION in the near-ish future in another country (!!!!). Excited isn’t even the word. It’s all I think about all day, every day! I am super excited to share where I am going with you all…. soon! But – before that Cecilio and I will be headed upstate, towards Rochester at the end of this month for more adventures with my cousin, Sam.

Without further a do- let’s talk about last weekend!

You can probably already tell I love to be outdoors, and after being cooped up this looooooong winter, (if you’re in NY- you know what I mean! Is it even safe to say we are out of winter yet…? *crosses fingers*) I have been spending pretty much all of my free time out in the sun.

In NY, we have tons of bridges.
Bridges = Beautiful views

Which usually means… there’s are usually a park or two nearby- with that beautiful view. 
Cecilio and I always pass by these two huge bridges and decided to pay them a proper visit- instead of the usual drive-by. Here’s the information:

 

 

FRANCIS LEWIS PARK / WHITE STONE BRIDGE
Cost: FREE
Hours of Operation: 6 am – 8 pm
Address: 3rd Ave, College Point, NY 11356
Time Span: As long as you want!
Perfect For: Anyone
Rating: 10/10

 

 


This is a hidden gem! It is actually a little out of view, hidden behind many homes. It is definitely beautiful. It’s not that large, but it’s good enough. There is a large basketball and handball area. Next to that were a lot of older men playing bocce ball. There is also

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a little beach area that is used as a kayak/canoe launch area! There is a playground for kids, as well as sprinklers. Last but not least, a HUGE lawn! Perfect for picnics or laying on your back with a gorgeous view of the bridge and ocean in front of you. And the perfect way to end our time in Francis Lewis Park…. ICECREAM!

Our original plan was to only visit this park, however, on the way to Francis Lewis Park, we saw another bridge and park on the way that we wanted to visit, too! So after we spent some time admiring the White Stone Bridge- we made our way over to Little Bay Park which had an overlook of the Throgs Neck Bridge.

 

 

LITTLE BAY PARK / THROGS NECK BRIDGE
Cost: FREE
Hours of Operation: 7 am – 6 pm
Address: Cross Island Pkwy, Whitestone, NY 11357
Time Span: As long as you want!
Perfect For: Anyone
Rating: 10/10

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If you’re going to Little Bay Park you pull into the parking lot and see a HUGE land on grass. Lots of people spread out tanning. People having a catch. Others running after frisbees. It’s extremely lively here! There is a winding dog walk trail and running trail along the park with yet another miraculous view of a bridge. This one is the Throgs Neck Bridge. There are also baseball fields, and a roller hockey rink. On the right of the park there is a fixture of stones that goes out into the water. A lot of people where sitting on the rocks. It was really pretty! I also read online (link here!) that they hold events at the park such as yoga, Zumba, and something called “Science in The Park” Let me know if you check out any of the events! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed that post!  Let me know if you plan to visit these places or have any suggestions of other places to see! Subscribe via email to my posts to get notified about new content! Stay tuned for more more adventures… 🙂


Alyssa

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