It’s the city that never sleeps, with its towering skyscrapers, graffitied subways and endless supply of street vendors. Of course, we’re talking about the Big Apple—best known for its flashy Broadway shows, world-class art museums and vibrant shopping scene. But while we take pride in this concrete jungle, we admit: Sometimes we need to get far, far away from the city noise. Fortunately for us, we don't have to break the bank and travel several miles away to do it.
From secret parks to peaceful walkways, keep reading for eight of the best places in New York to visit to catch your breath—and peace of mind.