7 things to do outside in New York City
Tired of seeing skyscrapers, haute couture stores, concerts, and signs for afternoon tea? There’s lots of fun outside activities in New York City that don’t have a smart casual dress code.
- Go rock climbing in Central Park. If you want to try something different and be outside, but still never be more than a 10 minute walk from a hot dog cart or department store, try one of Central Park’s three locations for rock climbing.
- Take the ferry to Staten Island, which has lots of great parks, hiking trails, and lakes for kayaking.
- Go kayaking in the Bronx River. If Staten Island isn’t an option, you don’t need to go any further than the Bronx for a fun afternoon on the river.
- See a whole new side of the city-on your bike. You can cover way more of the city than you could on foot, and it’s much cheaper and more fun than taking a taxi! Just watch out for crazy Manhattan drivers.
- See the summer flowers at Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden. For the less adventurous outside lovers, Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden is a great way to spend the day.
- Watch an outdoor movie in a park- there are some playing every day!
- Live out the fantasies of 7 year old you, and go horseback riding! Prospect Park has several spots for trail rides, and the nearby Kensington Stables offers horseback riding lessons.