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Closer to Nature in New York City in its 7 Best Parks


Despite the fact that New York is famous for its skyscrapers, you should pay no less attention to the wonderful nature of the city. In New York, there is a huge number of beautiful parks, where you can pleasantly relax from the city bustle.

Let’s look at the most popular parks of New York and their features:

Central Park


Central Park in the heart of Manhattan is one of the most favorite destinations to have rest for locals and various tourists. It is possible here to feed the squirrel. The park is a place for walking and reading books, and a center of active recreation: basketball and handball grounds, skating rinks and tennis courts, bicycles, skates etc.


Bryant Park


Located in the heart of Manhattan, Bryant Park offers its guests a real break from the noisy and dusty streets of New York. Bryant is considered one of the most pleasant parks in Manhattan. A simple but effective design with a large central lawn and numerous trees opens a beautiful view of the outstanding architectural landmarks of New York.  There you can do sport, yoga, dance, read some book from the Public Library and watch movies.


Union Square Park

Linking the 14th and 17th streets, East and West parts of Union Square, this park is presented to everyone as a year-round and evergreen exhibition of nature. In summer, there are often free concerts, yoga classes and dances, as well as a weekend farmers' market. There is also a free Wi-Fi and hiking tours.



Washington Square Park

The park was named in honor of US President George Washington. In addition, there was built a large arch, similar to the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Washington Square is located in front of the popular New York University. Near the park, there are a lot of shops, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Here you will have a wonderful time even walking around. Here, you can meet many street performers. Under the arch, there is always a pleasant classical music.



Madison Square Park

This park, titled after President James Madison, is located on the Fifth Avenue. During the summer holidays, many musical events for children are held here. You can have is a delicious burger in the Shake Shack bar. In the park, you can use the free Internet. For fans of creativity, a lot of  various art exhibitions are organized here quite often.



Paley Park

The most poetic place in the center of Manhattan, this small oasis will surprise you with the number of plants and an unusual six-meter waterfall in the back of the park. For some time you will feel that you  appeared in a different dimension. The park is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. On its small square, there are 5 decorated fragments of the Belinsky wall.



Brooklyn Bridge Park


Brooklyn Bridge Park is located on the banks of the East River, on the left side of the Brooklyn Bridge, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan. On the territory of the park there is a huge fountain for children, and for very little ones, many swings and slides, all the sites have recently been restored. In summer, the Pop-Up Pool is open here. Every Sunday at 12:00, here are free tours with Pier 1.



As you can see, New York is full of interesting places for an ideal rest. To reach some park or just to have a ride around the city it is better to use car rental in New York JFK.

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Comment by Marian Betancourt on March 4, 2018 at 2:27pm

Gee, how could you omit Prospect Park?? Second only to Central Park, and by the same designer.

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