About Adventure in New York City
New York may be a testament to all things man-made, but its pedestrian nature means New Yorkers often spend more time outdoors than car-reliant suburbanites do. Where do they go for downtime? City parks, where you can find endless outdoor activities from pick-up soccer games to summer concerts headlined by major acts. Central Park is Olmsted and Vaux’s most famous green oasis, but they considered Brooklyn’s Prospect Park the emerald jewel in their crown. Even today you can sink your toes into the grass of the Long Meadow and not see a single building, even though you’re in standing the city’s most populous borough. You can swim, kayak, scuba dive, sail and fish from New York's waterfronts, from Gateway National Recreational Area to Riverside Park. Day trips from the city include hiking in the Hudson Valley and exploring vineyards on Long Island. Want to kick back while others do the hard work? Get tix for the Yankees, Mets, Jets or Nets.
Take a train upstate or out of state for a hike. A local favorite is Breakneck Ridge, a short ride from Penn Station on the Hudson Valley line.
Central Park, Hudson River Park, Union Square, Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge and all over town.
Central Park (especially the Reservoir), Hudson River Park, Battery Park City, East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Chelsea Piers, Hamilton Fish Rec Center, Stuyvesant High School, and in the summer all the parks in the City come equipped with water fountains to alleviate the summer humidity.
Crunch, 24-Hour Fitness, Equinox, New York Sports Clubs, Sports Club/LA
East River, Hudson River Park, Central Park and the numerous bike lanes that criss-cross all throughout the City.
Jivamukti, Laughing Lotus, Yoga Vida, Tara Stiles, Yoga to the People, Bikram Yoga
Central Park, Battery Park, Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park
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