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Experience Nature In The City

Discover NYC's Top Outdoor Activities

At the crossroads of the world

From our location in the hub of Midtown Manhattan, things are a little different beyond the city. In place of teeming crowds and traffic jams you’ll find serendipitous moments, like strolling across New York City’s bridges for breathtaking views. Or biking through miles of peaceful “Open Streets” that are closed to cars. More than 40,000 acres of parkland offer grassy oases for sunbathing, picnics, scavenger hunts and other laidback relaxation. Fabulous fare is still in ample supply, and now you can enjoy meals alfresco as streets and sidewalks become breezy dining destinations. This is a side of New York you just can’t miss.

Serenity Now

Take in stellar views as you cross NYC’s many bridges. Walk or bike through 40-plus miles of traffic-free “Open Streets”. On hot days, tree-canopied ”Cool Streets” open up hydrants for refreshing mists in neighborhoods around the city.

central park bridge

NYC Parks & Botanical Gardens

Sunbathe on the Great Lawn of Central Park, have a picnic or enjoy a boat ride. Experience nature and art atop The High Line, the famed public park built on elevated train tracks. Enjoy live music, games, even an outdoor reading room at Bryant Park or take a trip to one of NYC’s Botanical Gardens featuring more than a million plants to explore.

Central Park Lake

Al Fresco Delights

Sidewalks, streets, plazas and parks are the perfect outdoor dining spots. You can also explore the hidden alleys, and private gardens of eclectic East Village, or head to 5th Avenue for NY’s most luxurious shopping scene and window displays.

Cabs on 5th Ave in NYC

Roosevelt Island Tramway

Take in spectacular views in this aerial tramway that spans the East River and connects to Roosevelt Island from Manhattan. The entrance to the tram is at 59th Street and Second Avenue, running every 7-15 minutes.

Roosevelt Island Tram

NYC Ferry Rides

Get the best city views from the water and enjoy the most photogenic skyline of Manhattan. Hop on and take a ride to Staten Island, Liberty & Ellis Islands or a water taxi to lower Manhattan. These ferries are a part of NYC’s vibe.

Brooklyn Bridge

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Home to the US Open and its leading arena, Arthur Ashe Stadium. Hosting year-round programs and events on their top-ranked training center. Play on the same courts as the world’s finest athletes by reserving a court by the hour.

The 2022 US Open Tennis Championships will be held from August 29 – September 11, 2022.

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Arthur Ashe Stadium