Hop on an uptown train and stay on till your very last stop. Get out and explore the beautiful tip of Manhattan island.
Riverside Drive is one of the most breathtaking places in NYC. The park stretches over 300 acres of glorious greenery. No matter where you plan to go within this vast stretch of gorgeousness, the river will always be peeking out.
Please take a moment to leave behind your iThings and savor what life used to be. Come here in the springtime with a picnic basket and your favorite people and you will feel rejuvenated! Yay for nature and old buildings!
This tiny, quaint park is the home to some of the best people watching in NYC. And if you're there at the right time... you might just stumble upon a farmer's market. Grab a box of fresh strawberries, kick back and take in the always-moving city.
This park is one of the reasons I moved up here with my twin babies. It has absolutely everything a mama could ask for: Expansive greens to frolic and run, the breathtaking Cloisters and a view to die for... but not really... cause then you wouldn't be able to enjoy it anymore.
This park is one of many stunning parks in Inwood. While it can feel isolating at times, the vastness can also make you feel as if you've fled NYC. Who says you can't escape when you need to?
Who knew there was a lighthouse on the island of Manhattan?? And the only one, for that matter! This is such a charming place to explore... and if you have some kids to take... even better!
Who says you have to leave NYC to find tranquility and nature? Not only are there incredible paved paths to hike through (you can even bring a baby stroller!). But the sprawling lawns can be the home to a picnic, your kid's b-day party or simply a quiet place for some "me time."
I've been living in NYC for 16 years and it wasn't until i had kids did I realize that this park has one of the best carousels EVER!!! Even if you don't have kids, please go here and allow yourself a few minutes of youthful happiness.
This park is, hands down, one of the most romantic places to be with your sweetie. Walking through here feels as if you're in a different country. If you're up for it, climb the stairs. You will feel proud and strong reaching the top. And the view is pretty damn gorgeous!