10. Riverside Park

Neighborhood: Morningside Heights
Address475 Riverside Dr.

Riverside Park is a long and narrow expanse that stretches four miles, from 59th to 158th Streets, running directly parallel to the Hudson. Unlike Central Park, Riverside Park manages to be beautiful without the massive, impenetrable throngs of tourists. It offers a myriad of engrossing diversions—from sculptures to seesaws—in a semi-secluded setting that's perfect for ambling along. Whether sipping hot coffee with your long time boo on a brisk morning, or trying to woo a new crush with a technicolor sunset, Riverside is your go-to park for making some private memories.

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