Best Things to Do in NYC


Parks

What better way to enjoy the outdoors in New York City than at one of its scenic parks?

Battery Park

Battery Park New York NY 10004 U.S.

Ride the aquatic carousel, stroll the Perennial Gardens and visit an urban farm, all located at this landmark park.

Central Park

59th St. to 110th St. New York NY 10024 U.S.

It's astonishing that the world's most famous park, designed by the great Frederick Law Olmsted, lies in the center of a city of more than 8.5 million people.

Great Lawn in Central Park

79th St. to 85th St. New York NY 10022 U.S.

Diana Ross, Plácido Domingo and Elton John have performed on the green here.

Sheep Meadow

1802 65th St. Transverse New York 10065 U.S.

Enjoy some recreational activity on this meadow.

Strawberry Fields in Central Park

W. 72nd St. New York NY 10019 U.S.

One-hundred twenty-one countries designate this sanctuary as a Garden of Peace.

The High Line

Gansevoort St. to 34th St. New York NY 10011 U.S.

The once-crumbling elevated railway along the west side of Lower Manhattan has transformed into one of New York City's most celebrated attractions.

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park New York NY 10012 U.S.

Artists, protesters and other entertaining eccentrics often frequent this park.

West Side Highway Bike Path

W. Side Hwy. New York NY 10004 U.S.

A decade ago, it might've seemed insane to navigate New York by bicycle, but times — and the streets — have changed.