Tag archives for Central Park

Christmas in New York City

Nobody would fault you for heading to New York City in the spring when Central Park blooms big or, really, in any of the seasons—but to see the city in a full-on glittery Christmas frenzy, winter can’t be beat.

Family Holiday Fun in NYC

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Sailing Through Central Park

Central Park is the ultimate Manhattan playground. Here’s where to go and what to do in this 843-acre family-friendly wonderland.

Behind the Scenes in Central Park

It has been said that Central Park was the first place in New York City where people from all walks of life could gather and relax together — and it still rings true today. But who’s responsible for keeping the park looking its best all year long, and what does it take? Central Park Conservancy President Doug Blonsky shares fun facts and insider tips about the most visited urban park in the U.S.

Photos: Where You Went

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Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

A Different Side of New York Nightlife

New York nightlife usually brings to mind concerts, clubs, and Broadway shows, but every summer a few adventurers get to see another side: bats. Since 2004, the American Museum of Natural History has sponsored Central Park Bat Walks. The walks take place each July, when the sultry summer weather draws out swarms of flying insects,…

Take the Kids: Biking through Harlem

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. Ask a typical New Yorker (if there is such a thing) when they last went to the top…

Barefoot in the Park

Traveling on foot gets a whole lot more interesting when you’re barefoot…kind of. Amelia Mularz explains. I decided a few weeks ago that barefoot is the way to go. I had just finished reading Christopher McDougall’s new book, Born to Run, an account of the writer’s adventures with the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico’s Copper Canyon.…

NYC with Teens

Traveling with tweens and teens to New York? Senior editor Norie Quintos shares some tips and tricks from a recent trip to the Big Apple with her 12- and 14-year-old sons. Limit the number of museums and choose them carefully. Just because there are dozens of world-class museums in the city doesn’t mean you have…