Best outdoor reading and thinking spots
The Garden at St. Luke in the Fields is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

1. The Garden at St. Luke in the Fields

9.4
487 Hudson St (at Grove St), New York, NY
Garden · West Village · 19 tips and reviews

@sloane@sloane: Impress your friends, a date or out of town guests with this gem. Note: closed on Sundays!

Washington Square Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

2. Washington Square Park

9.6
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY
Park · Greenwich Village · 628 tips and reviews

TaylorTaylor: I once saw a woman chalk a note to the famous pigeon man on the ground where he always sits. The note said "Dear sir ... I think you're lovely."

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

3. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

9.6
Columbia Heights (btwn Remsen & Orange), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Brooklyn Heights · 201 tips and reviews
Bryant Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

4. Bryant Park

9.6
E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Midtown Manhattan · 1009 tips and reviews

TaylorTaylor: One of my favorite places to watch NYC walk by. Sit in one of the chairs on the grass, take your shoes off, and enjoy the yoga, the movies, or the boundless energy of the city, hiding in public.

High Line is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

5. High Line

9.7
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1291 tips and reviews

TaylorTaylor: The High Line is a place to walk, to people watch, to watch the sunset perched above the streets, but at the right times (and at the right benches), it can be a great place to sit and think.

Central Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

6. Central Park

9.8
59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West), New York, NY
Park · Central Park · 1433 tips and reviews

TaylorTaylor: Tons of friction of lives in motion, but plenty of space to find your own spot to read and think.

Hudson River Park is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

7. Hudson River Park

9.6
West St (btwn Battery Pl & W 59th St), New York, NY
Park · West Village · 95 tips and reviews
6BC Botanical Community Garden is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

8. 6BC Botanical Community Garden

8.8
601 E 6th St (at Ave B), New York, NY
Garden · Alphabet City · 21 tips and reviews

TaylorTaylor: Small and hidden, but when it's open and you can find a space, great place to savour the gardens and think.

9. Creative Little Garden

8.9
530 E 6th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY
Garden · Alphabet City · 11 tips and reviews
Elevated Acre is one of Best outdoor reading and thinking spots.

10. Elevated Acre

9.0
55 Water St, New York, NY
Plaza · Financial District · 52 tips and reviews