All of Manhattan has let out a huge sigh of relief with the recent return of the sun. Dirty ice patches are melting away as commuters trade in their down jackets for lighter layers.
When the warmth is finally here in full and to stay, you need to know how to enjoy it. To offer guests a little guidance, here are a few of the best places to spend time outdoors in New York City this spring.
Hudson River Park is an extraordinarily diverse outdoor attraction in Manhattan. Duane Street Hotel has the luxury of being located a short two-minute walk from one of the park’s best outdoor features — Pier 25. The longest pier in the entire park, this outdoor Tribeca haven has sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, an 18-hole miniature golf course, snack bars and a lawn for tanning and lounging. Beyond Pier 25, people also enjoy walking or biking the waterfront and park in the warm sun.
Another delightful location to take a stroll, the High Line is one of New York City’s most creative and successful outdoor installations. The area consists of an old above ground subway track that’s been revitalized into an eco-friendly, artful outdoor park. Stretching nearly a mile-and-a-half, the park includes a plethora of flora and fauna, as well as unique attractions like a clear, stadium-seating-style encasement hanging over a busy New York Street.
Central Park is probably the easiest place to pick for a list about places to spend time outdoors in New York City, and it should be. Across its massive landscape, Central Park draws countless characters everyday, offering plenty of space to kick back and relax on the green grass. Manhattan’s largest park is an excellent draw for the whole family and a quintessential New York City experience.