Top 5 Parks in NYC

New York is more than just a concrete jungle, the city has some excellent parks where you can see lush landscaping, take in wildlife, enjoy some peace and quiet, and sit back and relax. We’ve compiled a list of our five favorites parks:

1. Central Park

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It’s massive and can be overwhelming to the casual visitor. The beauty of Central Park is not something to be missed, no matter the season, and the magic of it is that it allows you to feel like you’ve really escaped from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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2. High Line Park

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It’s a funky urban oasis where you can unwind, take long walks, relax and score a prized recliner to watch the scenic NYC views. But before you go, here are a few must-know tips to optimize your experience.

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3. Prospect Park

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Anyone looking for the best things to do during their vacation in New York will have plenty of options to choose from. Central Park is on most tourists’ wish list, but Prospect Park in Brooklyn should also be a destination for anyone hoping to see the best of the Big Apple.

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4. Battery Park

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It’s mostly known as the place where you catch the ferry to go out to the Statue of Liberty Island, but it is so much more than that. This quiet, residential neighborhood that hugs the bottom of Manhattan has a lot to offer visitors.

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5. New York Botanical Gardens

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The Botanical Gardens are a must-see when you come to New York. With 25 separate walks available, you can see plant life from around the world. You can also check out their website to find a list of flowers that will be in bloom while you are visiting.

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