A bike-lover’s dream, this picturesque, four-mile-long waterfront park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side/Harlem border – designed by Central Park and Prospect Park co-designer Frederick Law Olmstead – offers transporting views of the Hudson River and features a charming public marina plus public basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. It is also the site of Grant’s Tomb and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument. Be careful crossing into the park, since cars tend to zip through as they come off the nearby highway. Once inside, however, let your cares disappear as you wander, linger, or play. If you have energy to burn, follow the park south and meet up with the Hudson River Park, which takes you along the piers down to southern Manhattan.