Park Highlights of NYC
Governors Island is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

1. Governors Island

9.1
New York, NY
Island · Governors Island · 222 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Hidden treasure of NYC, come here in the summer time on the free ferry and check out the historic sites, sometimes there's even concerts and other fun activities!

Hudson River Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

2. Hudson River Park

9.6
West St (btwn Battery Pl & W 59th St), New York, NY
Park · West Village · 102 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Probably one of the most relaxing places in Manhattan, the river by your side, tourist-free (mostly) and the beautiful boardwalk areas

High Line is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

3. High Line

9.7
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1398 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: One of the most unique experiences NYC has to offer, you'd be a fool not to walk around and explore this place. Come later in the morning, evening or night to avoid tourist onslaught.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

4. Brooklyn Bridge Park

9.7
Main St (Plymouth St), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Brooklyn Heights · 372 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Some of my favourite views of Manhattan are here, enjoy the gorgeous sunsets and night views. The old warehouse walls are also very interesting historic parts of this park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1 is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

5. Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1

9.5
334 Furman St (at Old Fulton St), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Brooklyn Heights · 63 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Recently refinished, one of the prettiest parts of Brooklyn. Look for the Yoga people when they practice!

Jane's Carousel is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

6. Jane's Carousel

9.3
45 Main St (at Old Dock St), Brooklyn, NY
Theme Park Ride / Attraction · DUMBO · 79 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: This impressive carousel was restored completely and re-opened in 2011, featuring all of it's original glory. Perfect if you bring your young ones! More photos: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjypj1cA

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

7. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

8.8
1 Water St (at Old Fulton St), Brooklyn, NY
Ice Cream Shop · DUMBO · 172 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Tired from a day of walking all over NYC? Get some of the best ice cream the city has to offer and chillax with your crew for a bit before walking again! Strawberry with waffle cone, can't go wrong.

Columbus Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

8. Columbus Park

8.0
49 Mulberry St (btwn Bayard & Worth St), New York, NY
Park · Chinatown · 47 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: The amount of Chinese people lounging, singing, playing chess, whatever in this park is a serious glimpse into Chinese culture. Also, there's a soccer field in this park if you fancy.

Washington Square Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

9. Washington Square Park

9.6
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY
Park · Greenwich Village · 663 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: A nice refuge in the west village, look for the performers here. One of them brings out an entire grand piano, he means business.

Washington Square Fountain is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

10. Washington Square Fountain

8.8
Washington Square Park, New York, NY
Fountain · Greenwich Village · 31 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: So many films are filmed around here. If I were you, I'd probably keep my clothes on and not jump in, since there are so many kids wading here when the fountain is on.

Washington Square Arch is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

11. Washington Square Arch

Washington Sq N (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Greenwich Village · 46 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Yell up to the top of the Arch, prepare to be amazed by the acoustical reverb of this little spot. Music performances here are extremely cool to hear here.

Union Square Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

12. Union Square Park

9.4
btwn Broadway & Union Sq E (btwn E 14th & E 17th St), New York, NY
Park · Union Square · 550 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Artist's markets or Farmer's markets or just a place to sit and catch up with friends, this is it. Union Square is practically the center point of all things in NYC, everyone comes through here.

Union Square Greenmarket is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

13. Union Square Greenmarket

9.6
1 Union Sq W (btwn 15th & 17th St), New York, NY
Farmers Market · Union Square · 406 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Open Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday from the wee hours until 6pm all year round. Some stands close earlier or sell out quick. Check out the cooking demos if you get a chance!

Statue of Mohandas K Gandhi is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

14. Statue of Mohandas K Gandhi

6.9
Union Square W, New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture · Union Square · 7 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: You'd never expect to see Gandhi in the middle of NYC, but you will. Sometimes he's decorated in flowers. The gate is open during the day and closed at night.

The Andy Monument is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

15. The Andy Monument

17th St. (Union Square West), New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Union Square · 13 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: They said he was going to be here for a limited period of time, but honestly, I would hate to see him go in all his chrome glory.

16. Madison Square Park

9.6
Broadway & Madison Ave, New York, NY
Park · NoMad · 451 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Whether you're sunbathing or dogwalking or whatever, it is the sight from the park to all the beautiful buildings around it that makes this park so special whenever you go.

Bryant Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

17. Bryant Park

9.7
E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Midtown East · 1109 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: The lawn in the summer is the nicest haven of midtown, not a bad place to nap. It also turns into a skating rink in the winter (free if you have your own skates!)

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

18. Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

8.6
Bryant Park (Near 40th Street), New York, NY
Theme Park Ride / Attraction · Midtown East · 9 tips and reviews
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

19. HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America

Bryant Park (6th Avenue Entrance at 41st Street), New York, NY
General Entertainment · Midtown East · 12 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: These guys mean business, with a projector coming from an actual trailer car, they show the reels as they were originally presented back in the day. Some films are really popular, so come early.

Columbus Circle is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

20. Columbus Circle

9.2
4-6 Columbus Cir, New York, NY
Plaza · Central Park · 219 tips and reviews
Grand Army Plaza is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

21. Grand Army Plaza

8.9
768 5th Ave (at W 59th St), New York, NY
Plaza · Midtown East · 18 tips and reviews
The Rocks is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

22. The Rocks

8.6
Central Park Dr., New York, NY
Other Great Outdoors · Central Park · 31 tips and reviews
Wollman Rink is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

23. Wollman Rink

9.0
830 5th Ave (at East Dr), New York, NY
Skating Rink · Central Park · 83 tips and reviews
Central Park Chess & Checkers House is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

24. Central Park Chess & Checkers House

8.1
Central Park, New York, NY
Athletics & Sports · Central Park · 4 tips and reviews
Central Park Carousel is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

25. Central Park Carousel

7.9
Central Park (at 65th St & Central Pk Dr), New York, NY
Theme Park Ride / Attraction · Central Park · 24 tips and reviews
Central Park Dairy & Gift Shop is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

26. Central Park Dairy & Gift Shop

7.7
Central Park (Central Park), New York, NY
Other Great Outdoors · Central Park · 3 tips and reviews
Delacorte Clock is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

27. Delacorte Clock

5 Avenue A (btwn 64th & 65th St.), New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Central Park · 9 tips and reviews
Central Park - Tisch Children's Zoo is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

28. Central Park - Tisch Children's Zoo

8.2
66th Street & 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Zoo · Central Park · 23 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Want to see animals but don't want to spend an entire day trekking your butt off in the Bronx? This is your place!

Pilgrim Hill is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

29. Pilgrim Hill

8.3
67th Street & 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Other Great Outdoors · Central Park · 7 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: The real name of this is Pilgrim Hill, from the statue that sits atop of it. BYOS Bring Your Own Sled!

Balto Statue is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

30. Balto Statue

8.9
East Dr. (65th St.), New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture · Central Park · 11 tips and reviews

31. Sheep Meadow

9.5
W 67th St (btwn West & East Dr), New York, NY
Field · Central Park · 114 tips and reviews
Strawberry Fields is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

32. Strawberry Fields

9.0
Central Park West (at W 72nd St), New York, NY
Memorial Site · Central Park · 158 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: If you enter from East 72nd street, this is one of the first things you will see. In memory of John Lennon, many fans pay their respects here daily. Donations for flowers are accepted!

Statue of Daniel Webster is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

33. Statue of Daniel Webster

Central Park, New York, NY
Sculpture Garden · Central Park · 3 tips and reviews
The Falconer is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

34. The Falconer

Olmstead and Vaux Way, New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture · Central Park · 1 tip
Ludwig van Beethoven Bust is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

35. Ludwig van Beethoven Bust

Central Park (70th 4t), New York, NY
Sculpture Garden · Central Park · No tips or reviews
The Central Park Mall is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

36. The Central Park Mall

9.2
Central Park, New York, NY
Park · Central Park · 35 tips and reviews
Rumsey Playfield is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

37. Rumsey Playfield

8.4
Central Park (at East & Terrace Dr), New York, NY
Music Venue · Central Park · 29 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Live Music! Get the schedule for great free shows, and come early! There'll only be room until they're all full, and most shows they have are amazing! Ticketed shows support the Summerstage program!

Mother Goose Statue is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

38. Mother Goose Statue

New York
Sculpture Garden · Central Park · 1 tip
Cherry Hill Fountain is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

39. Cherry Hill Fountain

8.5
Olmstead and Vaux Way, New York, NY
Scenic Lookout · Central Park · 4 tips and reviews
Bethesda Fountain is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

40. Bethesda Fountain

9.6
Terrace Dr (at Central Park), New York, NY
Fountain · Central Park · 105 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Tons of films filmed here, my favourite being Angels in America. This is a great place to sit and relax in the middle of your park exploration!

Central Park – The Lake is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

41. Central Park – The Lake

Central Park (Between 72nd and 77th St.), New York, NY
Lake · Central Park · 60 tips and reviews
Bow Bridge is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

42. Bow Bridge

Central Park (74th St.), New York, NY
Bridge · Central Park · 24 tips and reviews
Central Park Boathouse is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

43. Central Park Boathouse

East 72nd st (Park Drive North), New York, NY
Harbor / Marina · Central Park · 271 tips and reviews
Hans Christian Andersen Statue is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

44. Hans Christian Andersen Statue

8.3
74th Street (at 5th Ave.), New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture · Central Park · 6 tips and reviews
Alice in Wonderland Statue is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

45. Alice in Wonderland Statue

9.1
Central Park (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture · Central Park · 53 tips and reviews
Central Park - Cat Hill - Still Hunt By Edward Kemeys is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

46. Central Park - Cat Hill - Still Hunt By Edward Kemeys

7.6
East Dr, New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture · Central Park · 3 tips and reviews
Belvedere Castle is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

47. Belvedere Castle

9.1
79th Street (at Central Park), New York, NY
Castle · Central Park · 81 tips and reviews
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

48. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

8.2
Central Park West Side at 79th Street, New York, NY
Theater · Central Park · 8 tips and reviews
Shakespeare Garden is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

49. Shakespeare Garden

9.2
Central Park S & 7th Ave (in Central Park), New York, NY
Garden · Central Park · 20 tips and reviews
Romeo and Juliet Statue is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

50. Romeo and Juliet Statue

New York, NY
Sculpture Garden · Central Park · No tips or reviews
The Obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle) is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

51. The Obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle)

9.1
East Side at 81st St (at Central Park), New York, NY
Sculpture Garden · Central Park · 25 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Supposedly this was "stolen" from Egypt to be placed in the park. Fact or Fiction? You be the judge.

Great Lawn is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

52. Great Lawn

W 81st St & West Drive, New York, NY
Field · Central Park · 106 tips and reviews
Central Park - Seneca Village is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

53. Central Park - Seneca Village

New York, NY
Neighborhood · No tips or reviews
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

54. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

9.6
Central Park (btwn 85th & 96th St), New York, NY
Lake · Central Park · 117 tips and reviews
Central Park - Untermeyer Fountain is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

55. Central Park - Untermeyer Fountain

105th St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Plaza · East Harlem · 2 tips and reviews
Conservatory Garden is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

56. Conservatory Garden

9.7
1231 5th Ave (at 105th St), New York, NY
Garden · Central Park · 57 tips and reviews
Central Park - Vanderbilt Gate is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

57. Central Park - Vanderbilt Gate

8.3
5 Avenue A (at 105th St), New York, NY
Plaza · East Harlem · 1 tip
The Great Hill is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

58. The Great Hill

Central Park, North End (W 105th St & West Drive), New York, NY
Field · Central Park · 21 tips and reviews
The Cloisters is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

59. The Cloisters

9.4
99 Margaret Corbin Dr (at Fort Tryon Pl), New York, NY
Museum · Hudson Heights · 235 tips and reviews
East River State Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

60. East River State Park

9.1
90 Kent Ave (btwn N 7th & N 9th St), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Williamsburg · 75 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: One of the best offerings of Williamsburg is the view from the water of Manhattan. In the summer, the flea market is outdoors right by the park. When you're done, ride the ferry back to Manhattan!

Grand Army Plaza is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

61. Grand Army Plaza

9.3
Flatbush Ave (Eastern Pkwy), Brooklyn, NY
Plaza · North Slope · 58 tips and reviews
Prospect Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

62. Prospect Park

9.7
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Park · Prospect Park · 295 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: This is home to the Brooklynites and their refuge from everyday stress. It was also designed by Olmsted and Vaux in 1867 to be different than Central Park as the people's park to relax and recreate.

Long Meadow is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

63. Long Meadow

9.6
Prospect Park (East Drive), Brooklyn, NY
Field · Prospect Park · 55 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: The nicest expanse of grass in all of NYC that seems to just go on for miles and miles. Come early on the weekend before 9am, and see the ridiculous amount of dogs and their owners playing!

Prospect Park Boathouse & Audubon Center is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

64. Prospect Park Boathouse & Audubon Center

9.4
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Other Great Outdoors · Prospect Park · 23 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: If you explore far enough, you will find the boat house. It's been restored, but that doesn't mean there are really any boats these days. Still, it's a great place for photos and a snack if you fancy.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

65. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

9.6
990 Washington Ave (at President St), Brooklyn, NY
Botanical Garden · Prospect Park · 317 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Beautiful collections of plants and landscapes. Come in the spring for the annual Cherry Blossom festival! Be aware that bloom dates have been varying over the past few years because of early blooms.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

66. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

9.3
1000 Richmond Ter (Snug Harbor Rd), Staten Island, NY
Cultural Center · Randall Manor · 41 tips and reviews
South Beach Boardwalk is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

67. South Beach Boardwalk

8.7
Father Capodanno Blvd (Sand Ln), Staten Island, NY
Beach · South Beach · 20 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Forget Coney Island in the summer, it's way too crowded, if you need a nice beach getaway, come here and be stress-free while you're at it.

Rufus King Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

68. Rufus King Park

6.3
btwn 150th & 153rd St (89th & Jamaica Ave), Jamaica, NY
Park · Jamaica · 6 tips and reviews
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

69. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

9.4
Great Lakes Ct (Dwight Eisenhower Promenade), New York, NY
Park · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 79 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Home to the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair, now it's mainly used for tennis tournaments, and dragon boat festival. A nice place to check out if you're curious about NYC history.

The New York Botanical Garden is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

70. The New York Botanical Garden

9.6
2900 Southern Blvd (at Bronx Park Rd), Bronx, NY
Botanical Garden · Bronx Park · 193 tips and reviews
Van Cortlandt Park is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

71. Van Cortlandt Park

9.2
Broadway (W. 242nd St.), Bronx, NY
Park · Van Cortlandt Park · 65 tips and reviews
Statue of Liberty is one of Park Highlights of NYC.

72. Statue of Liberty

9.5
Liberty Island, New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Liberty Island · 623 tips and reviews

G W.G Wong: Just pointing out the obvious landmark that should be visited if in New York.