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Top garden recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“Beautiful botanic garden next to the museum and the park. Features include a japanese garden, cherry tree esplanade, rose garden, shakepeare garden, conservatory garden, lily ponds, native garden and a farming garden. Perfect place to get lost for hours. ”
  • 832 locals recommend
Museum
“You must visit the cloisters. It’s a modern take on past designs and artworks! Its very vibrant and the air quality is great. You can hike up to the Cloisters or you can take the subway and bus to get there! ”
  • 380 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of the most iconic Brooklyn plazas, make sure to take a picture with the beautiful "Soldiers' and Sailors'" arch. From here, you can walk across the street to Prospect Park, or a few minutes to the Brooklyn Museum or the Botanical Garden.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Garden
“A true gem in the Bronx by the zoo, enjoy the amazing diversity of flowers and plants, along with holiday events like the botanical gardens train show”
  • 114 locals recommend
Park
“Hamilton Park is a neighborhood in Historic Downtown Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, centered on a park with the same name. The Victorian age park is located between Eighth Street and Ninth Street and Hamilton Place on the west and McWilliams Place on the East. Like the Van Vorst Park neighborhood to the south, this quiet park is surrounded by nineteenth century brownstones. The park produces several events throughout the year, some of which include: A Shakespeare in the Park series by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The professional company produces one Shakespeare or classical show for each summer month. This is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Movies in the Park, a series of outdoor screening of 4 to 5 movies in the months of June or July thru October, paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Hamilton Park Festival – Takes place usually in early June of each year and is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association. Youth Festival – Takes place usually in June Weekly Farmers Market – Takes place every Wednesday, produced by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt - Takes place in April”
  • 54 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Taken over by Mark di Suvero in 1986, this is one of the few locations in the city specifically designated for artists to create outdoor works. The splendid Queens space looks out over the Manhattan skyline and is open 365 days a year.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Park
“Historic public square with playgrounds, dog runs & community gardens hosting a farmer's market.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Garden
“One of the park’s best-kept secrets. Open the iron gate, made in Paris in 1894, on Fifth Avenue and 104th Street, and be transported to Italy, France, and England by way of the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. Comprising three gardens with distinct styles—Italian (tiered hedges and a 12-foot-high jet fountain), French (Walter Schott’s romantic Three Dancing Maidens sculpture), and English (shrubs and perennial plants)—this attraction brings a piece of Europe to the U.S”
  • 70 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food. Super nice staff. Neighborhood favorite. Just across the street from the flat. Nice patio.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“If you looking to relax, picnic (although there's a small cafe), and wander through beautiful gardens for free, Snug Harbor is a perfect place.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful place for relaxation and enjoying nature. It's definitely a nice change in the middle of a busy city. only 10 minutes drive ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Garden
“Historical 28- Acre Estate with incredible Horticulture and amazing views. (est. 1843) ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful garden, 5-10 walk from your stay! Perfect for a picnic or a place to read a book and get some sun! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Used the TRAM with your metrocard and enjoy a fun moment from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island, walk to the south and take one of the best shoots in the city at 4 Freedoms Park State a beautiful memorial designed by the famous architect Louis Kahn”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“Grab a coffee across the street at Little Canal or Cafe Grumpy and relax on a bench under the trees.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Garden
“Out of all the community gardens in the East Village, this is my favorite. It's coiffed and pruned and boasts and adorable little treehouse with a lounge and plenty of reading material. The latest addition: a big bullfrog in the fish pond.”
  • 32 locals recommend