8 off the Beaten Path Spots in New York City off the beaten path NYC

New York is one of the worlds busiest cities, with over 60 million visitors a year. off the beaten path NYC

Tourist typically flock to the city to catch a glimpse of the towering skyscrapers, witness an outstanding performance at a top Broadway show or shop till they drop at 5th Avenue. It’s common for visitors to stay within the premises of Manhattan and rarely venture further afield. off the beaten path NYC

There are many hidden New York gems within Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey just waiting to be explored. This is why I have put together a list of 8 off the beaten path spots in New York, for my readers to enjoy.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York off the beaten path NYC

Central Park is not the only park in New York City offering views of the famous Skyscrapers.

In fact, the Brooklyn waterfront is home to many beautiful parks. Including Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is home to stunning views of the New York City Skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

It’s a great place to sit back and enjoy the surroundings while escaping the loud atmosphere of the city.

(Brooklyn Bridge Park on Google Maps) off the beaten path NYC

Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Brooklyn, New York

A short walk from Brooklyn Bridge Park is Empire Fulton Ferry Park. off the beaten path NYC

Here, walkers can get up close and personal with the bridge and perhaps, take a break from all the walking by sunbathing in the warm summer sun.

(Empire Fulton Ferry Park on Google Maps)


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Pebbles Beach, Brooklyn, New York off the beaten path NYC

Further down the waterfront lies Pebbles Beach, a stunning hidden viewpoint of the Brooklyn Bridge.

It’s a lovely place to listen to the waves of the Hudson River crash upon the shore and take in the beauty of Manhattan from afar.

Most tourist visit Brooklyn to walk across the famous bridge yet rarely venture further afield.

Walking along the Hudson River waterfront is the perfect way to gear off the beaten track without straying too far from Manhattan.

(Pebbles Beach on Google Maps) off the beaten path NYC

Washington Street, Brooklyn, New York off the beaten path NYC

While strolling down Washington Street in Brooklyn, the Empire State Building perfectly inlines with the structure of the Manhattan Bridge, supplying the perfect picture opportunity. off the beaten path NYC

Although, this little photo spot is starting to become widely popular among those looking for an Instagram worthy pic.

At this moment and time, it still remains an off the beaten path New York location.

(Washington Street on Google Maps)

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Liberty Park, Manhattan, New York

new york off the beaten track | Liberty Park @ World Trade Centre

Newly opened Liberty Park is an elevated garden right at the foot of the New York World Trade Centre.

On a summers day, It is the perfect place for those to enjoy some lunch, while admiring the sky-scraping buildings of the financial district.

The park is a true hidden gem within New York, it was designed to allow people to relax and reflect on the tragedy of 9/11.

The park can be hard to find so I have attached its location on Google Maps. off the beaten path NYC

The reflection of the World Trade Centre, in the above photo was taken on the step entrance to the park.

Roosevelt Island, Manhattan, New York off the beaten path NYC

Who knew there was a cable car running through New York? off the beaten path NYC

Roosevelt Island is a small skinny Island located between Manhattan and Queens, with Manhattan on the west and Queens on the east.

People can visit the Island via a cable car costing $2.25 each way and the journey is valid on the subway card.

Visitors have the option to walk around the Island or make use of the free shuttle bus to enjoy the views and explore.

Liberty State Park, New Jersey off the beaten path NYC

The next spot is one of my favourite views of the New York City Skyline. off the beaten path NYC

Although it is in the state of New Jersey, Liberty State Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

It is the only place in New Jersey that offers trips to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Passengers can board the Statue Cruises from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and stop off at Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Liberty State Park all in the one ticket. off the beaten path NYC

Liberty State Park is also a fantastic place to watch the sunset on the New York Skyline.

Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey

Another breathtaking spot for viewing the New York Skyline from outside the city would have to be Exchange Place in Jersey City.

The stunning boardwalk is easily accessed from the city via the path train at the One World Trade Centre.

It’s a beautiful place to watch the city lights glisten at night time.

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