No matter what the season in the city, getting outside is essential for a healthy body and mind. Lucky for me, just a few blocks away is the Conservatory Garden, one of my top peaceful escapes in Manhattan. Right on Museum Mile at the north end of Central Park, the garden is a perfectly manicured oasis where I like to read, take a stroll or just sit on a bench and enjoy the lush greenery.
Green thumbs can check the blooming schedule to find the peak months for flowers, but Spring and Summer is my favorite time when the tulips and daffodils bring a splash of stunning color to the city during April and the greenery provides respite from the heat right through September. Plan ahead because the park has limited hours (it closes at dusk), and don’t be surprised if you run into a wedding party or two. The Conservatory is a top pick for New Yorkers looking for a scenic wedding backdrop.
Make a visit and you’ll see why.