No trip to NYC would be complete without a trip to Central Park, although covering all 840 acres of it in one visit would be quite a feat.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
Love to people- watch? Take a pew on a bench or the ledge of the fountain near the iconic Washington Square Arch and watch the world go by.
Brooklyn’s Prospect Park has a small zoo, fields, sports courts and picnic lawns, plus it hosts a farmers’ market – the Greenmarket – every Saturday.
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
The city’s botanical gardens in the Bronx were founded in 1891. Visit February- April for their orchid exhibition and MarchMay to see their 200 cherry trees in bloom.
CARL SCHURZ PARK
In the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this park has a beautiful riverside path for views of the East River.
Washington Square Park