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The quick guide to finding the outdoors in NYC

The quick guide to finding the outdoors in NYC

What are the easiest ways to find outdoors in New York City? We've teamed up with the NYC experts at Gothamist to bring you five ways to finding the outdoors. 

1. Hit the beach

It's summer in the city, which means you can take a subway to tropical paradise (sort of).

Check out Gothamist's 2016 Guide to NYC's best beaches for an overview of summer favorites and then join us for Beach Day on June 18th to experience Rockaway, Riis and Fort Tilden all in one go.

2. Explore by bike

Bike month may be over but the dozens of amazing bike adventures throughout the city are yours to explore this summer. Gothamist highlights The Six Best Bike Rides in NYC  to help you find food, beaches, and more all in the five boroughs

Photo of the Jamaica Bay Greenway by Sarah L. Knapp

Photo of the Jamaica Bay Greenway by Sarah L. Knapp

3. Find your moment of zen

Did you know that spending almost any amount of time in nature lowers your blood pressure? Finding green within the madness of the concrete jungle is essential to your survival in this crazy city and Gothamist has the 10 Best Community Gardens in NYC in the city to help you find your zen.

4. Dive in

Going for a swim is not only a great workout but, during the summer, a great way to get outside. That's why we love that six of The 9 Best Swimming Pools in NYC give you views of the sky as you backstroke your way to fitness.

Staten Island Greenbelt

Staten Island Greenbelt

5. Just get outside!

Did someone say egrets, hiking trails, and waterfalls? Take it up a notch and venture to the great outdoor destinations of NYC  with Gothamist's The 10 Best Places To Enjoy The Outdoors In NYC where you'll find kayaking, hiking and more! 

 

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