I’m coming to NYC in the fall and would love some ideas about where to just take a nice, leisurely walk (I live in L.A. where it’s almost impossible to walk anywhere). I’d like to get away from the crowds if possible. Thanks!
· Museum Mile – on 5th ave around 100th street or so. Generally a little less populated than the rest of 5th ave. You can either walk on the east side of the street which is mostly museums and residential buildings or even cross over to the Central Park side on the west. Depending on when you’ll be there the trees should be beautiful. You can also go into Central Park up there and walk south within the park. That area of the park is usually much less crowded than say, the area by the skating rink or Sheep Meadow. There’s a gorgeous garden called the Conservatory that’s beautiful no matter what time of year you go.
· The High Line— basically a garden/park/walkway constructed on the tracks of a no-longer-in-service train route. It’s so pretty and the perfect place for a stroll.
· Brooklyn Heights Promenade—great views of the city and a really charming walk.
· Westernmost part of the Village. Maybe Hudson Street or Greenwich. The vibe is very low-key and even during Christmastime it’s never mobbed. Lots of interesting architecture there, too.