New York City residents playing tennis on the Hudson River Park Public Tennis courts. The parks 3 tennis courts are set along side the Hudson river and West Street near West Houston Street, Lower Manhattan. These courts are free to the public. Freedom tower in the background.

Easily accessible from the Duane Street Hotel, Hudson River Park is a long-running string of attractions and riverbank vantage points for people to enjoy. Among our favorite stop-offs on this trail, Pier 25 offers an impressive variety of attractions. From getting into some games, to going on some adventures, these are some of our favorite things to do at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is not an outdoor activity typically associated with life in the Big Apple, but games do take place regularly at Tribeca’s Pier 25. The sand courts are groomed daily, and pick-up games can be enjoyed with stellar views of the river and Statue of Liberty.

Check Out Historic Vessels

History buffs visiting Pier 25 can check out a number of historic ships that are docked at Pier 25. Some of these timeless vessels, many of which carried over the city’s first settlers, include the Lilac, Intrepid, and Frying Pan—which has a killer cafe on board.

Mini Golf

Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids, or a fun date-night idea, mini golf at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 is always a good call. The 13,000 square-foot, eighteen-hole course will impress even the most seasoned mini golf professionals.

Take The Kids To Play

With all of its unique attractions, Hudson River Park also features classic urban park attractions, including the Pier 25 Play Area. Ranked one of the 25 best playgrounds in New York City by Time Out, the sprawling play area features necessities like a sandbox, and swing sets, and adds some flavor with seasonal water features and a climbing wall.

Head Out On The Water

Pier 25 and the rest of Hudson River Park offers many sailing and boating excursions for travelers to enjoy. The Pier 25 Marina offers charters, lessons for sailors of all skill levels, and camps for kids in warm-weather seasons.

Looking for more NYC activities? Check out the Duane Street Hotel’s blog for insider recommendations on must-try New York experiences.