Summer is almost here and it’s my most favorite time of year! Our schedules tend to ease up, and I enjoy have the kiddies off for school. I love exploring New York City parks, museums, and new restaurant finds. One of my new favorite spots is Governors Island. The ten minute ferry ride from Battery Park is only $2 and departs every hour! Gemma got to spend the day playing with her little cousin Emilia running through the grass and climbing the abandoned porches of homes while the mamas chatted.
The city has been doing plenty of work to improve the island and maintain the grounds and it is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. And the ferry ride is fun for the kids.
Gemma just turned four and has basically grown out of strollers, but her little cousin Emilia is only two and still takes daily naps so we took the new Baby Jogger City Select LUX stroller on our adventure. The super comfortable reclining seat was perfect for her to relax and considering we also packed lunch and enough snacks for the entire park the enormous basket really came in handy. The Baby Jogger City Select LUX is ideal for day tripping because it is incredibly lightweight and handles so well.
Strollers for parents in NYC are like cars to everyone else in America. Our “cars” have to be convenient, easy to handle, with a million configuration options, ample storage and can grow with a family. The Baby Jogger City Select LUX is the newest in amazing baby wheels that hits all these requirements! We strolled right onto the Ferry and it took all the bumps and uneven rocky terrain on the Island with ease. I am also loving the new fabric options and all of the customizable accessories.
The new City Select LUX has 20 different ways for children to ride with multiple seating options to accommodate infants to toddlers. The LUX can transform from a single into a double stroller, which is amazing considering Emilia’s mom is expecting this summer; so we’re all set for our play dates. If there is one thing I love it is a stroller with endless potential that grows with a family.
We love strolling all over NYC but taking a ferry to a “deserted” island is the best! What are some of your favorite places to stroll? Everyone has a favorite day trip—what is your favorite day trip spot? Share stories and pictures and tips for day tripping with kids! I would love to hear all of them and if you tag your photos with #HowIStroll on Instagram you could even win your own City Select LUX. And definitely visit BabyJogger.com/pages/strollerguide for the full Best Places to Stroll Guide to find inspiration for your next day trip.