The hustle and bustle of New York City is something some people can only tolerate to a point. Its maddening pace of life and crowded streets can wear down even the most rugged of souls. Thus, you have to explore and find pockets of calm in order to feel refreshed. Thankfully, the Big Apple has many of them to allow you escape the deafening noises of the streets. So, find some well-deserved peace and quiet and add to the experience of your NYC trip.
Here are some of places to find tranquility in New York City:
Conservatory Garden at Central Park
Central Park is not the oasis of serenity as it’s often made out to be. Most of its areas are almost always filled with people and abuzz with noise. Unless you know where to find peace in the park, you have to bear with the noise. So, head to the Conservatory Garden, a designated quiet zone in the park. Relish a charming backdrop and find the peace you hanker for in NYC.
Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library
Lose yourself in a good book and experience the zenith of peace at the New York Public Library. When you are in the Rose Main Reading Room, the only interruptions are the sound of books and pages turning produced by visitors.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art and silence go hand in hand and you experience this first hand at the Met. Find peace in the midst of works of art. The sunlight chases you through your walk to many exhibits and drenches you in calmness.
Four Freedoms Park at Roosevelt Island
People in Manhattan or Brooklyn often sneak onto Roosevelt Island to feel serenity away from the persisting mad rush in the heart of the city. They can experience extra serenity at Freedoms Park, right at the tip of the island. Green spaces abound in the park and visitors can take in cool breezes off the river. To top it all, the charming views of the famous New York skyline will add to the calm feeling at the park.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
If the noise of 5th Avenue gets on your nerves, you can instantly slip into St. Patrick’s Cathedral and avoid the bedlam of Manhattan. This beautiful place is a great find to actually experience calmness. You can soak in the ornamental architecture and gaze at the stained glass windows. You will feel unburdened here for sure.
The Morgan Library Museum
Art, literature and magic, all collide at the Morgan Library Museum to bring you calm in the frenzied cauldron that is New York. This quiet place is a pure delight for bookworms as it houses a large collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and enjoy a perfect combination of serenity and scenery together. This place is great to escape the mad rush that many often associate with Brooklyn. A visit here in the spring is just too good to be true as it’s the time when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
The Cloisters museum and gardens are a great place to enjoy tranquillity while relishing nature and art together. It’s a perfect retreat for those who revel in the exploration of works of art. The best part, the art take you back in time to medieval Europe.
If you want to visit all these parts of New York, but do not have enough time, you can book a hop on hop off New York tour and feel the calm of the city in a different mood.
Guest post by Akshay Sharma