September 4, 2020 ganyc

Scenic in the City: Discover NYC Parks

On this tour we explore the beauty, open spaces and fascinating stories of three New York classics as we move from West to East along the island of Manhattan from Riverside Park to Central Park to Carl Schurz Park. The West-to-East, Hudson River to East River crossing we will do is one of the loveliest walks in the city and each park provides a unique way for guests to delight in nature, Manhattan style! Each park we will visit features scenic highlights and vistas you would never expect to see just steps from the excitement of the city. These are the places where so many New Yorkers have always enjoyed the great outdoors and where so many of us found peace and sanity during peak quarantine. This walk is a delightful way to experience New York as it is lived by city dwellers day-to-day and a wonderful way to witness the city as it carefully comes back to vibrant life. We begin in Riverside Park, moving between its distinct tiers to go from riverwalk to gardens, from promenades to playing fields then onto a hidden hiking trail. When we leave Riverside Park we’re immediately into one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods, the Upper West Side. As we walk to Central Park we’ll catch the energy of this “small town within a big city” – strolling along tree-lined streets, bustling avenues, passing lively shops and gorgeous, varied architecture and celebrity homes. Once in Central Park, expect waterfalls, the Adirondack-inspired beauty of the North Meadow, the elegance of the Conservatory and more. As we leave the Park we cross East toward Carl Schurz Park – the walk is just as much of a highlight of this tour as the parks are as it provides the opportunity to discover the stories and varied architecture of 5th Avenue, Madison Avenue, Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue in particular as well as the change of scenery as we move through Little Hungary and Yorkville. At Carl Schurz we walk along the wide esplanade enjoying this small but mighty park sandwiched between a classic NYC neighborhood and views that include skyline, the East River, boat traffic, bridges, outer boroughs and the feel of a true New York park – this is where locals come to be at ease and escape from stress with an incredible backdrop – a one-of-a-kind panorama. Everyone is encouraged to bring along lunch, water, snacks, sun protection, an extra pair of socks and of course cameras/phones. I will bring sweets for you from a favorite NYC bakery! Tour Safe During COVID-19: Your health safety is a top priority especially during this time of COVID-19 so all of us on the tour absolutely must wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer frequently during the tour and maintain social distance from each other as well as the people we will encounter throughout the day. Tour Length: 4 hours Who would enjoy this tour most: Outdoor enthusiasts, walkers, family reunions, corporate outings, friend groups, anyone who just moved to NYC, everyone who loves sightseeing with a side of cardio workout and anyone who has already seen NYC’s tourist highlights and is ready to discover the city’s hidden gems while experiencing an authentic day in the life of NYC.

TOUR COMPANY: City Girl Tours

TOUR TYPE: private, walking, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,

Meets On: by_appointment_only,

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Distance: 6 miles

Language(s) Spoken: english,spanish,

Max # of Guests: 10

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TOUR COMPANY: City Girl Tours

TOUR TYPE: private, walking, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,

Meets On: by_appointment_only,

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Distance: 6 miles

Language(s) Spoken: english,spanish,

Max # of Guests: 10

Social Media Link: CLICK HERE

For more info or to book your tour: CLICK HERE