Picnic in Central Park
Have a picnic in Central Park. Central Park covers 843 acres, so there are tons of ground to cover and places to get lost for a unique lunch. Find the hidden niches and cozy up to your own little corner of bliss in an exotic setting where you never know what you'll find, from waterfalls to animals--perhaps even a cave.
Take on the outdoor rock climbing wall in Central Park. The fresh air and outdoor atmosphere make it seem like you're conquering a cliff somewhere else in the world, not within a city, which makes it fun and provides the thrill adventure lovers seek. Get the blood pumping and adrenaline rush as you challenge a friend to see who can reach the top first.
Central Park's outdoor climbing wall
North Meadow Recreation Center
Midpark at 97th Street
New York, NY 10029
Take a Rowboat Trip
Get a little slice of heaven right in the middle of big-city life. Rent a rowboat and tour the Central Park lake. Float around and take in the sunset over the city skyline or paddle north along the wilderness area called the Ramble. No matter what you choose to do, it's sure to be a one-of-a-kind city experience that will let you relax for a moment and breathe deeply.
Central Park's Lake
East side between 74th and 75th streets
Become a Trapeze Artist
Fly high over the world or at least pretend to as a trapeze artist. Take a class at the trapeze school where you can learn to swing, flip and move like an aerial performer. It's a great workout and one you'll have trouble finding anywhere. Whether you're just a beginner, in great shape and flexible or an experienced pro, you can find classes and sessions that will meet your needs and ensure a good time.
Trapeze School New York
518 W. 30th St.
New York, NY 10001
See the Reinwick Ruins
Take an exotic adventure to see the Renwick Ruins, the site of a former smallpox hospital. Getting there involves taking a tram to Roosevelt Island, then taking a long walk, but it's worth the journey. The massive Gothic mansion-like estate is a history buff's dream. Abandoned for 50 years, there are plenty of ghost stories and suspicious tales of what goes on here, especially at night when it's flooded with light.
Roosevelt Island Operating Center
591 Main St # 1
New York, NY 10044