Culture / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review No place epitomizes the spirit of New York City quite like Central Park, an 843-acre swath of green that stretches from 59th Street to 110th Street, making it a much-needed and much-loved escape for the city’s overworked urbanites. Seven bodies of water and countless sprawling lawns provide a playground for everyone from ... more
New York, NY 10019
Concert / Outdoor Event
For years, millions of Americans have started their days by tuning into the Today Show. Every summer, the famous ... moreRockefeller Center
48th to 51st Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY 10112
Party Earth Review A dream come true for shopaholics, foodies, and art lovers alike, SoHo is a versatile downtown neighborhood offering an unending variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants. On weekend afternoons, the area is usually swarming with young creative professionals and tourists who flood mainstream stores like Zara, Bloomingdale ... more
Between Houston Street and Canal Street, and Broadway and Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10012
Arts Festival / Outdoor Event
Art becomes cliché because people like it so much that they want to see it repeated. That’s not ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review A playground for grownups, families, and tourists alike, Chelsea Piers and its restaurants, bars, and 28-acre sports facility truly offers something for everyone. Athletic types will find plenty to do by day at the gymnastics stadium, rock climbing walls, and several indoor basketball courts and sports fields, while savvy ... more
West 23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY 10011
The participants of The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt - 5 Borough solve puzzling clues and tackle exciting ... moreVillage Pourhouse (NoHo)
64 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Party Earth Review A whirlwind of designer fashion, celebrity sightings, and the festive aroma of roasted chestnuts, New York City’s famous Fifth Avenue shopping district is a half-mile stretch of consumer heaven riddled with chichi shops. On weekdays, the area – which stretches from 48th to 59th Street – attracts successful New Yorkers stocking ... more
Fifth Avenue between 48th and 59th Streets
New York, NY 10022
Movies / Outdoor Event
There’s so much to do every summer in New York City that sometimes it’s hard to decide whether to ... moreConey Island
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Bar / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review Located on the Hudson River waterfront at Pier 66, The Frying Pan and the adjacent Lackawanna Barge are two old vessels transformed into a unique seasonal hotspot that attracts swarms of fashionably casual and outgoing young professionals ready to party in the open air. Fitted out with a bar and grill, Lackawanna ... more
Pier 66 in Hudson River Park at West 26th Street
New York, NY 10011
People might mistake New York for a mass of concrete and high rises, but it doesn’t take long to recognize the incredible array of NYC outdoor activities and outdoor events.
Central Park is the most obvious, as no place epitomizes the spirit of New York quite like this 843-acre swath of green that stretches from 59th Street to 110th Street, making it a much-needed and much-loved escape for the city’s overworked urbanites. Biking, jogging, rollerblading, and just lying in the grass are all perfect ways to spend time outdoors in NYC’s Central Park, but it’s hardly the only grassy expanse in the city to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities.
Prospect Park in Brooklyn – designed by the same architects who created Central Park – is an equally popular getaway, and there’s also Brooklyn Bridge Park, Union Square, and Bryant Park, all of which provide ample space for any number of outdoor activities. Once just another abandoned and overgrown set of elevated railroad tracks, the High Line has been transformed into a garden-like oasis where patrons stroll down artfully slanted concrete planks, peruse the booths of local artists, and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere three stories above the city streets.
On the shopping front, SoHo is a dream come true for shopaholics, foodies, and art lovers alike, and offers up a versatile downtown neighborhood with an unending variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants. Times Square, of course, is a must just to walk down, and one of the busiest, most frenetic, and most visually stimulating urban centers in the world bursting with outdoor activities. The same can be said of the world-famous Rockefeller Center, a bustling nerve center that welcomes millions of local and foreign visitors every year with great shopping, farmers markets, and many signature New York outdoor events like the famous Christmas tree lighting in winter.
Spending time outdoors in New York City is a must practically any time of year, just be sure to dress for the occasion so you’ll never miss out on the endless outdoor activities in NYC.