15 Top Things To Do In NYC Outdoors

If you’re looking for a way to get out and enjoy the fresh air, New York City has no shortage of outdoor activities to offer. From hiking and biking trails to kayaking and paddle boarding, there’s something for everyone who wants to get some exercise and take in the city’s natural beauty.

Things To Do In NYC Outdoors

Central Park is one of the best places to hike in NYC. There’s something for everyone with over 800 acres of parkland and more than 60 miles of trails. None of these hikes are strenuous as hiking trails go. But they are a great way to stroll through nature.

Hike the Trails in Central Park

From the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, Riverflicks in Manhatten’s Hudson River Park, and even a film festival at Bryant’s Park, these are great options for an outdoor movie. Visit their events calendar to choose from classic noir films, cartoons, and 80’s blockbusters.

Outdoor movie

Governor’s Island is a great place to get away from the city and spend time outside. A short ferry ride can take you to an abandoned Coast Guard barracks converted to a modern city park. During the day, you can bike around Governor’s Island, go on tours of Fort Jay and Castle Williams, or eat dinner at one of the many restaurants there.

Governor’s Island

Long Island Whale and Seal Watching run tours all year long. Explore some of Long Islands’ sea life like whales and even seals, which is the perfect way to get a little wind in your hair while you discover some magnificent sea creatures.

Whale Watching

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