Bronzing Bonanza: The Best Global Parks for Tanning

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	Central Park is one of the most scenic places to get a tan in the entire world.

Central Park is one of the most scenic places to get a tan in the entire world. 

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Sep 4, 2013 —  The first parks in history showed up around medieval times and served as hunting hotspots for royalty. It was during the Industrial Revolution that parks opened their gates to the general public. Now worldwide denizens are known to pack picnics, grab athletic gear, leash up their dogs, and head to these expansive local lawns. And more often than not, folks are sure to bring along some sunscreen in anticipation of catching a dose of UV rays.

Take Central Park in New York City, for example. This famous and fabled esplanade is perfect for lazy-day sunbathing. Those in the mood to get active can soak up some vitamin D while kicking a soccer ball or peddling the bike paths. Renting a rowboat provides an additional aquatic tanning method.

Meanwhile in Madrid, guests of El Parque del Buen Retiro listen to the rhythmic sounds of bongos and other types of live music as they enjoy a bottle of wine under a cloudless sky. This 500-year-old park affords its visitors ample opportunity to bronze in sun patches along its tree-lined paths.

Bigger in area than both aforementioned public spaces, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park offers a variety of sporty ways to get a tan, be it through golf, track and field, or archery. Music lovers can grab some sun, too, at wild festivals like Outside Lands and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

While global park guests are rarely hunting for game these days, they are often on the prowl for the right amount of sunshine to get that golden skin tone.

  • Lincoln Park

    Beach / Culture / Outdoor Activity / Park

    Lincoln Park - Beach | Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in Chicago.
    Chicago

    2045 Lincoln Park West
    (address of Lincoln Park Cultural Center)
    Chicago, IL 60610

    312‑742‑7726

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  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

    Outdoor Activity / Park

    Parc des Buttes-Chaumont - Outdoor Activity | Park in Paris.
    Paris

    Entrance at Rue Manin
    75019 Paris

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  • Central Park

    Culture / Outdoor Activity / Park

    Central Park - Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in New York.
    New York

    Central Park
    New York, NY 10019

    212‑310‑6600

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  • Vondelpark

    Culture / Outdoor Activity / Park

    Vondelpark - Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Museum Quarter
    1071 AA Amsterdam

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  • Boston Esplanade

    Live Music Venue / Outdoor Activity / Park

    Boston Esplanade - Live Music Venue | Outdoor Activity | Park in Boston.
    Boston

    Along the Charles River between the Longfellow Bridge and Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02108

    617‑227‑0365

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  • Parc de la Ciutadella

    Outdoor Activity / Park

    Parc de la Ciutadella - Outdoor Activity | Park in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Passeig de Picasso
    08003 Barcelona

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  • The National Mall

    Culture / Landmark / Outdoor Activity / Park

    The National Mall - Culture | Landmark | Outdoor Activity | Park in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC

    Between Independence Avenue and
    Constitution Avenue from the Capitol
    to the Lincoln Memorial
    Washington, DC 20560

    Visitor Information: 202–426–6841; Park Headquarters: 202–485–9880

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  • Görlitzer Park

    Outdoor Activity / Park

    Görlitzer Park - Outdoor Activity | Park in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Bounded by Görlitzer Straße, Wiener Straße, Spreewaldplatz, and The Landwehr Canal
    10999 Berlin

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  • Runyon Canyon

    Outdoor Activity / Park

    Runyon Canyon - Outdoor Activity | Park in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    South entrances at the top of Fuller Avenue and Vista Street and north entrance off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90046

    323‑666‑5046; 213‑485‑5572

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  • St. James's Park

    Landmark / Outdoor Activity / Park

    St. James's Park - Landmark | Outdoor Activity | Park in London.
    London

    St. James’s Park
    London SW1H

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  • El Parque del Buen Retiro

    Landmark / Outdoor Activity / Park

    El Parque del Buen Retiro - Landmark | Outdoor Activity | Park in Madrid.
    Madrid

    C/ Alfonso XII, 14
    28014 Madrid

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  • Golden Gate Park

    Culture / Outdoor Activity / Park

    Golden Gate Park - Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    Between Stanyan Street to the east
    and Great Highway to the west,
    and Fulton Street to the north
    and Lincoln Way to the south
    San Francisco, CA 94118

    415‑831‑2700

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  • Englischer Garten

    Beer Garden / Outdoor Activity / Park

    Englischer Garten - Beer Garden | Outdoor Activity | Park in Munich.
    Munich

    Englischer Garten
    80538 Munich

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