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Take a Break from the Urban Jungle in these NYC Parks

May 31st, 2018 | Travel Tips

We hear from many of our guests who are unused to the big metropolis that New York can become too much after a few days… And to these guests we recommend visiting at least one of these parks to breathe fresher air and bask in the sun while lounging on the grass.


Central Park

Location: Between W 59th St and W 110th St, and Central Park West and 5th Avenue.
Getting there: Take Line 1 (red) at 50th St to 59th Street/Columbus Circle to reach the south end of the park or continue to Central Park North (110th St) to reach the north end. You could also walk the 8 blocks!

This park needs no introduction. It’s beautiful in any season, there’s always something happening and it’s where you’ll get incredible photo opportunities. We’ve a detailed Guide to Central Park with expert tips to make the most of your visit.


Bryant Park

Location: Between 6th and 5th Avenues and 42nd and 40th Streets.
Getting there: Walk along 7th Avenue and turn left at 42nd St.

Nestled in the heart of Midtown, Bryant Park has enough to keep you busy for a day. Grab a bite at the food kiosks or Bryant Park Grill and Café. There are always events, games, classes and festivals going on  


The High Line

Location: Between W 34th St at 11th Avenue and Gansevoort St at Washington St.
Getting there: Take Line 1 (red) at 50th St to 34 St Penn Station or 14th Street.

The newest park on this list is 1.45 miles of an old, elevated rail line that is now home to perennial plants, views of the Hudson River, exhibitions and events year round.


Fort Tryon Park

Location: Fort Tryon Park, Riverside, Dr To Broadway, New York, NY 10040
Getting there: Take the subway, Line 1 (red), at 50th St to 59th Street/Columbus Circle and transfer to Line A (blue) to 190 St to reach the southern end or Dyckman St to exit at The Cloisters.

The gateway to medieval New York, Fort Tryon Park is somewhere you don’t want to run out of battery while taking photos. The Cloisters and the scenic views of Hudson River are well-worth the subway trip.   


Battery Park

Location: State Street and Battery Place, New York, NY 10004
Getting there: Take the subway, Line 1 (red), at 50th St to South Ferry.

If you’re taking the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, stop by Battery Park on your way back. You’ll get great views of New York Harbor plus a chance to ride on a SeaGlass Carousel.

These park are great options to visit in any season. Start planning your New York vacation today and check out the Manhattan at Times Square offers.

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