Hudson Yards. This opulent neighborhood of New York by the Hudson River provides access to a range of modern amenities, including spectacular views, community music events, restaurants, and art galleries among other options. Among the efforts of the planners of this neighborhood include instilling a strong sense of community, via the numerous community-oriented activities open to residents and neighbors. Read on for some of our favorite places to sleep under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors during your stay here around Hudson Yards.
Tallman Mountain State Park
Tallman Mountain Park is another section of the extensive Palisades Interstate Park commission, noted for its preserved portion of the iconic New Jersey Palisades. Aside from the views of the thick woods and Palisades uplands, this park also boasts views over the Hudson and Piermont Marsh, as well as a number of outdoor recreation areas including a running track, tennis courts, cross country skiing, walking trails, hiking trails, and picnicking areas. For those travelers who can make it out here to Tallman Mountain State Park, stunning views over New Jersey, New York, the cliffs and open skies await.
The High Line
This repurposed train line is now a truly one-of-a-kind park, a walk above the streets of New York where the urban past has married the new element of nature. This is a great attraction for cityscape photographers and the casual visitor alike, providing unique views and conversation-starting backdrops for all sorts of photos. This is a great activity that combines the joys of a hike with these unique views of the city from the height of a New York City Train Line.
Hudson River Park
For a bit of calm green space and those picnic photos, take your party to the slice of calm that is Hudson River Park. Regularly featuring live music, performers, and a great place to drink in the sun and the New York City skyline, this is a great gathering point for those summertime picnic gatherings. At nighttime, this is another easily accessible venue for those travelers who want to go outdoors to look at the stars but don’t want to leave the Hudson Yards area.
And finally, one of Instagram’s most famed locations, The Edge! This is a jaw-dropping glass lookout over New York City’s skyline, a backdrop that is truly hard to beat and a cityscape photographer’s dream. Aside from the amazing views over the city, at this height, visitors will find themselves that much closer to the stars, a different, yet unique point to enjoy the stars over New York. This is a memorable and impressive way to mark your time in New York, suitable for both large groups and solo visitors. Come to The Edge, right here at Hudson Yards for a different perspective of New York, high and low.
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