Attractions

Top Choice Park in Upper West Side & Central Park

Central Park

One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park spreads across 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and a reservoir — n…
Top Choice Park in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

High Line

It’s hard to believe that the High Line – a shining example of brilliant urban renewal – was once a dingy rail line that anchored a rather unsavory district of slaughterhouses. Today, this eye-catching attraction is…
Top Choice Park in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This 85-acre park is one of Brooklyn’s best-loved new attractions. Wrapping around a bend on the East River, it runs for 1.3 miles from the eastern edge of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo to the west end of Atlantic A…
Top Choice Park in Brooklyn

Prospect Park

The creators of the 585-acre Prospect Park – Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux – considered this an improvement on their other New York project, Central Park. Created in 1866, Prospect Park has many of the same…
Top Choice Park in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Hudson River Park

The High Line may be all the rage these days, but one block away from that famous elevated green space stretches a 5-mile-long ribbon of green that has dramatically transformed the city over the past decade. Coverin…
Top Choice Park in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Washington Square Park

What was once a potter’s field and a square for public executions is now the unofficial town square of Greenwich Village, and plays host to lounging NYU students, tuba-playing street performers, curious canines and …
Top Choice Park in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Gramercy Park

Romantic Gramercy Park was created by Samuel Ruggles in 1831 after he drained the area’s swamp and laid out streets in an English style. You can’t enter the private park, but peer through the gate and imagine tough …
Park in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Madison Square Park

This park defined the northern reaches of Manhattan until the island’s population exploded after the Civil War. These days it’s a much-welcome oasis from Manhattan’s relentless pace, with a popular children’s playgr…
Park in Midtown

Bryant Park

European coffee kiosks, alfresco chess games, summer film screenings and winter ice-skating: it's hard to believe that this leafy oasis was dubbed 'Needle Park’ in the ’80s. Nestled behind the beaux-arts New York Pu…
Park in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Battery Park

Skirting the southern edge of Manhattan, this revamped, 12-acre oasis lures with public artworks, meandering walkways and perennial gardens. Its memorials include a Holocaust Memorial and the Irish Hunger Memorial. …