Central Park is special for many reasons. First, it is a massive, beautiful park that is in the middle of one of the most iconic cities in the world. But when you step into the park, you forget the fact that you are surrounded by skyscrapers and it is just you and nature. There are people strolling hand in hand, kids playing, people having games of chess, musicians jamming, sidewalk art, carriage rides, pedi cabs, joggers, a zoo...anything you can think of! It's a magical place that everyone should visit at least once!
This old Manhattan train line has been converted into a green walk along the same route. It's a nature walk with benches, activities, and great views of Manhattan. Absolutely recommended. The base is in the Meatpacking District.
Battery Park is where Manhattan starts or ends, depending if you're from the south or not. It's the tip of the island and from it you can see the Statue of Liberty and the neighboring state of New Jersey. Time seems to slow down in the city and it is the promenade of a city without a sea.
I spent 6 hours lying in Brooklyn Bridge Park, watching cars and the sun set behind the Manhattan skyline. Brooklyn Bridge on one side and Manhattan Bridge on the other. It is one of the best views of the city and, for me, one of the best views in the world. A place to relax and forget it all.
This is a nice place for strolling with the hundreds of squirrels leaping from branch to branch and the well kept lawn. In one corner of the park, there is a famous photo, which has become a mandatory visit for young and old, who take pictures everywhere of this curious statue.
A fabulous site of this amazing city where you can take a relaxing pause and enjoy iceskating and the surrounding skyscrapers. It is located behind the library on 42nd Street and 4th Avenue. Cool, different, and not crammed with tourists.
City Hall Park is defined by two important buildings: City Hall and the Woolworth Building. The Woolworth was the highest in New York for 16 years, and was opened by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. He flicked a switch and bathed the whole building with light from more than 80,000 light bulbs. Amazing gargoyles decorate this 241 meter tower. City Hall was designed in 1803 in a mix of federal and French Renaissance of styles, and retains its refined public function as the oldest building in the nation which still functions as a municipality. The park is very cute, and presided over by a splendid building and is an ideal point to visit the rest of the Financial District.
One of the lungs of the city. It is a huge park that has to be seen in many places. The ideal place for a weekend picnic or for sports. In the area near Hight & Ashbury's there is a lot of begging, but inside it is one of the most beautiful places in the area.
This park is perfect for a stroll along the Hudson River. After a long day of sightseeing, the greenery and breeze off the river will make this a true moment of relaxation. To see that the Big Apple is not all cement and stress, you should walk through this intimate and almost virginal place. You won't regret it.
This vast expanse of land is the largest park in the city of Chicago. It is located in the northern area which is the more upper class neighborhood. With nearly 500 acres, its size is huge and it takes more than one day to see it all. In addition to the gardens, there are numerous sports facilities, a zoo, a golf course, beaches and countless monuments. There are large areas of woodland and two large lakes, with a presence of abundant wildlife. In some places, it is reminiscent of Central Park, but in others it is decidedly rustic.
A wonderful springtime trip to Boston and its public gardens. If you haven't been, it is well worth the trip. A large free garden with multiple trails and a lake awaits you. It is spectacular in the spring when all the flowers, especially the Cherry Blossoms, are blooming.
The capitol of Sacramento sits in a vast green space full of sculptures and tributes to important events or people in Sacramento's history. The walk is pleasant, with the sun overhead and the greenery surrounding you. The plants here are diverse, and there's information about their medicinal properties, textures and flavors. An ideal place for family walks in a quiet environment.