Chilling out in New York City can be a tall order. We all rush around so much, we rarely have time to kick back and take a break to soak in the fact that we live in one of the most incredible cities on the planet. That’s where beautiful Bryant Park comes in. Smack dab in the middle of the chaos is this perfectly manicured lawn that seductively beckons you with its bright greenery and dramatic setting. Grab a spot under a tree or lay out on the grass and take a deep breath. Smell that? That’s the aroma of a much-needed respite from the NYC lifestyle.
If I’m feeling ambitious, I’ll bring a sandwich or my laptop and spend the whole afternoon or evening here. They have comfy lawn chairs, solid tables, and free Wi-Fi so you can spend a few hours taking a break or getting some work done. When I choose the latter, I feel like I’m in the most scenic office in the city. Plus, you can’t beat the rent — 100% free.
They also host cool events throughout the year, including a Winter Market with ice skating during the holidays. Check out the calendar to see what’s coming up!