10 Outdoor Adventures to Love New York

Two tier waterfall, Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York

It’s no secret that our family has a special place in our hearts for New York, but what’s not to love? Here’s our list of some great adventures that get you out, get you moving, and speak to your soul! We’ve included something from each region of the state to keep your adventuring going strong. If you thought New York was just the hustle and bustle of city life, then you’re in for a surprise.

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Brooklyn Bridge

Looking up at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge through the support cables

This iconic bridge is a landmark, a symbol, and a piece of history. This is a bridge that you add “walking across it” to your bucket list. To top it off, the destinations at either end are filled with culture and entertainment. We made a real conscientious effort to fill this bucket list item and […]

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Museum of Natural History-Holiday Edition

American Museum of Natural History, NYC, dinsoaur with a santa hat

I feel like a kid again when I visit the American Museum of Natural History. Curiosity and wonder fill my mind as I navigate towards the dinosaur bones, check my weight on a Giant Red Star, and see a 500 foot blue whale up close. (I am possibly more excited than the children I brought with me, especially during the holidays!)

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Exploring Inwood

I have decades of exploring New York City and I had never even thought Manhattan went this far until my daughter moved here. Yes, on the map we all see that there’s more to the island, but when you’re in the city and exploring, the trail tends to get cold around Harlem (go another 100 blocks to arrive at Inwood). This tiny island of Manhattan is enormous!

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Shakespeare In the Park

Audience Shakespeare in the Park, CentralPark, New York City

Shakespeare In the Park is a bucket list item for anyone that adores the performing arts and it is one of the absolute best things to do for free in New York City!

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One World Trade Center

One World Observatory is all my son knows about the World Trade Center which was built and destroyed in my lifetime. I remember visiting the Twin Towers to see my mother at work when I was a child (1970 something).

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American Museum of Natural History

I feel like a kid again when I visit the American Museum of Natural History. Curiosity and wonder fill my mind as I navigate towards the dinosaur bones, check my weight on a Giant Red Star, and see a 500 foot blue whale up close. (I am possibly more excited than the children I brought with me.)

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The Intrepid

Enjoy the depths of history that unfold throughout your journey of this very unique and special museum.

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Statue of Liberty

Family posing inside the Crown of the Statue of Liberty

People come from all over the world to experience this iconic beauty in Upper New York Bay.

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