8. Bryant Park, New York City, N.Y.
Bryant Park in New York City is No. 8.
Description: Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, is open year-round, and has a well-maintained lawn with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter, take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown.
Type: Parks, sports complexes
Activities: Ice skating Next
7. Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif.
Balboa Park in San Diego, California is No. 7.
Description: One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Type: Parks, gardens, playgrounds
Activities: Biking, city walk sightseeing, walking, viewing wildlife, getting married Next
6. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
Golden Gate Park in San Franciso, California is No. 6.
Description: The Golden Gate Park is a large urban park configured in a rectangular shape, much like the famous Central Park of New York City. The park contains gardens, museums and ample green space.
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5. Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.
The Boston Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts is No. 5.
Description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America’s first public garden.
Type: Parks, gardens
4. High Line, New York City, N.Y.
High Line in New York City is No. 4.
Description: The High Line is an elevated railway transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. The park features lush horticulture, artworks, seasonal food vendors, community programing, and unique views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline.
Type: Landmarks/points of interest, parks
3. Millennium Park, Chicago, Ill.
Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois came in at No. 3.
Description: Cloud Gate (more commonly known as “The Bean”) by British artist Anish Kapoor is an amazing site to see. The way the sculpture reflects the city, sky, and passers-by keeps everyone entertained.
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Ice skating, Group tours/walking tour Next
2. Central Park, New York City, N.Y.
Central Park in New York City is the No. 2 park in our country.
Description: Extending from 59th to 110th streets between 5th and 8th avenues, Central Park is one of the iconic sights of New York City.
Type: Parks, landmarks/points of interest
Activities: Biking, City walk sightseeing, Walking, Cross-country skiing, Swimming, Birdwatching, Tennis, Rock climbing, Inline skating, Getting married Next
1. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colo.
The No. 1 park in America is Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Description: Wonderful place to check out the rock formations, vegetation, and wildlife in the area—which are both typical or red sandstone rock formations found in many parts of the West, and also unique in detail to this location.
Type: Parks, Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Rock climbing Back to the beginning
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