The most evocative walks in the Big Apple Visiting New York without enjoying its exciting walks can prove to be an unforgivable mistake. Five, in particular, are definitely not to be missed, plus one that I suggest if you have several days available:
Brooklyn Bridge: Probably the most famous suspension bridge in the world and when it was built in 1883 it was certainly the longest. Taking a walk here will allow you to admire spectacular views of Manhattan, especially at sunset, don’t miss it! Access is from Center Street and the walk is over 5km long (round trip). If you don’t want to work too hard, know that there is a bicycle tour of the bridge.
Central Park: an immense park extends between 59th and 110th streets, a natural oasis of relaxation and peace immersed in the daily tram of the metropolis. All this is Central Park, and walking here refreshes the spirit… to find out more, I remind you of our guide on what to see in Central Park and our in-depth analysis where you can find the guided tours and tours for Central Park available.
Battery Park: less famous than the first two but no less poetic. Battery Park is a beautiful park on the pier where you can see the Statue of Liberty and the boats that ply the waters from afar. The ideal place to walk, jog and contemplate the horizon.
High Line: One of New York’s newest attractions. An old decommissioned elevated railway has been redeveloped into a pleasant long walkway through the Meatpacking District and Chelsea. You will be able to meet street artists, stalls, and many New Yorkers who take an hour of air walking among the buildings of Manhattan. There is also an organized tour dedicated to this attraction.
Fifth Avenue: the luxury shops of Fifth Avenue will probably be inaccessible for your pockets, however, a simple walk will cost you nothing and, indeed, will prove to be particularly pleasant: not only will you be able to peek into the elegant windows of Tiffany, Prada or Apple, but also admire some of the most significant monuments of New York, such as the Empire State Building, the Saint Patrick Cathedral, the New York Public Library, or cross the Museum Mile, where the main museums of New York are located.
Coney Island: walking on the famous Coney Island boardwalk is an experience to include in your visit to New York, especially if you spend several days in the city. The location of this attraction is in fact a bit out of the way (it is located in the south of Brooklyn) and what awaits you is also very different from the typical New York imagery: a long wooden walkway on the waterfront flanked by small shops, kiosks and a luna retro park that has almost become an icon. Movie lovers will surely recognize something familiar, given the impressive amount of films shot in this area.
New York has more to offer. Take your time to study a nice trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.