Neighborhood: Washington Heights
Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Dr.
In a city where alone time can be tough to track down, the Cloisters castle-like setting gives you the reprieve you need. Located in under-appreciated Fort Tryon Park, the Cloisters is an outdoor branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that spotlights medieval art and architecture, enclosed in peaceful gardens made for roaming. Marvel at stained glass and learn about the famed unicorn tapestries before taking off into the painstakingly-maintained medieval gardens. An afternoon here will effectively satisfy the loner in you.