Although there is enough to see in New York City to keep a person going 24 hours a day, there is also something to be said for stepping back and taking a little break from it all.
Luckily, there are great New York City Parks that are perfect for doing just that. The city has a number of parks that are well-landscaped and beautifully maintained, making city parks attractions in their own right.
Another great think about New York City parks is that they are conveniently located in great areas and near tourist attractions. You hardly have to break your sightseeing stride to enjoy them!
This large rectangular park space that dominates much of Upper Manhattan contains woods for bird watching, trails for hiking and running, fields for playing, as well as lakes, bridges, fountains, and monuments. The possibilities for sightseeing and recreational activities are pretty much endless.
This park is right in the middle of many of the citys most popular tourist attractions and it's close to some of New York's hottest shopping spots. It is the perfect place to take a break between sightseeing and other activities.
For a park thats a little less conventional than the rest, check this one out. And dont be surprised if you see skateboarders doing tricks, a bluegrass band, or a large crowd gathered around a street performer.
You can see both the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building from the park. It's a little calmer and less crowded than Bryant Park or Union Square Park. The park's family-friendly atmosphere and legendary Shake Shack make it even harder to pass up.
This park is right on the water where you can catch great views of the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, and boats passing by. It's also full of monuments and memorials.
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