5 Top Picnic Spots in NYC

Governors Island

Patches of green parks dot the landscape of NYC, and neutralize the urban atmosphere unique to this bustling metropolis. These places coexist with the traffic, crowds and noises, offering a space in the city for some much-needed serenity. The parks are great for picnics, as you can find an ideal escape from the nonstop chaos beyond their boundaries. Here, you can relax for hours, catch up with friends under the shaded corners, relax, unwind and enjoy a meal outdoors. So, pack your lunch and find yourself the perfect spot to lay out the blanket, enjoy nature, and have a picnic.

Here are 5 top picnic spots in NYC –

1. Governors Island
Governors Island is a truly awesome place for a summer picnic, relaxing, or finding other activities to enjoy. Open only for a few months each year, you have to plan with care in order to find time to enjoy yourself here. Aside from enjoying nature during a picnic, visitors here could take to bike riding, concerts, and beach parties. Some other things to do include art exhibits and enjoying panoramic views of the city skyline.

Governors Island

2. Central Park
This is a place that is featured on the must-see list of most tourists visiting NYC. For locals too, it’s an icon and a retreat to enjoy a picnic and many other activities. You can relax on the lawn, or lay out the blanket, unpack your lunch, and enjoy a meal among the beautiful landscape. Visitors can also enjoy Central Park bike tours, take in the monuments, visit the zoo and indulge in activities as varied as fishing, sunbathing, biking, and even ice-skating during the winter.

5 Top Picnic Spots in NYC

 

3. Hudson River Park
A paradise in the urban jungle, this park is loved by locals for offering many great spots for the perfect picnic. Here, you can find the real joy of waterside relaxation, and settle down for a picnic in a variety of places. The park is perfect to enjoy the real magic of picnicking with photo opportunities due to the expansive views of the Hudson River.

 

4. Brooklyn Bridge Park
Enjoy a picnic with great views of lower Manhattan at this charming park. A perfect place for relaxing, here you can also bike or trek across the Brooklyn Bridge, enjoying scenic views of the water overlooking the borough. There are many areas of the lawn that would be suitable for settling down with your picnic. Plus, the view of the city is always a bonus as a backdrop for this location.

5 Top Picnic Spots in NYC

 

5. The High Line
Grab your picnic basket and head to the top of the city! Open your box of snacks and drinks while enjoying the unique vantage point that comes from being in a park built on an old, elevated rail track. Walk along the tree-lined pathways, enjoy the wildflowers, and take in the scenic views of the city skyline. The real joy here lies in the feel of being above the city and watching its usual grinds and chaos from a quiet point.

Author Bio:
Hi! I’m Akshay Sharma. I’m a blogger at Imagination Waffle. I love to read and write about Fitness, Travel, Health & Lifestyle topics. You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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