One of the things we native New Yorkers love so much about our city is, despite the large amount of concrete and tall buildings that New York City consists of, there are many places you can go to get in touch with nature.
New York City has thousands of acres of parks, community gardens, golf courses and the like that adds a lot of green to city living.
Here is a sample of the most popular parks, zoos, gardens and other green spaces in New York City that the visitors and natives alike can enjoy.
Central Park - If you are a nature lover, no visit to New York City would be complete with out taking a walk through Central Park...
The Central Park Zoo - The Central Park Zoo is a great stop to make if you're visiting New York City with children and have a limited amount of time.
Prospect Park - Are you visiting friends in Brooklyn? Located in the heart of the borough, Prospect Park is another urban oasis that can be enjoyed year round.
The New York Aquarium - With over 350 species of acquatic life, the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn is a fantastic place to visit.
The Bronx Zoo - One of the premier zoos in the world, the Bronx Zoo is truly spectacular. There are theme park like rides and shows, a wildlife theatre, and of course the animals depicted in as close to their natural habitat as the brilliant zoologists and the New York City landscape can provide.
Venue Visit on 2/03/2011 by Lainey