For most women, the thought of visiting New York is likely to mean a combination of shopping, eating and drinking. But is it possible to visit the Big Apple and continue the sort of healthy lifestyle that you might enjoy at home? It certainly is, because New York offers many opportunities for women to stay healthy while they visit this amazing city. This guide by cheapflights highlights some of the things New York has to offer female tourists.
There are lots of opportunities on offer in New York for those who like to keep fit. If running is what you enjoy then you could see whether there are any groups of runners you could join. Alternatively, there are companies offering running tours. These guided tours will take you around Central Park and the rest of the city, taking in sights including Harlem, Greenwich Village, New York’s famous bridges and even Broadway.
If you fancy something less strenuous then taking a leisurely stroll through Central Park and its trails is something worth doing, whatever the time of year. If you prefer your exercise on wheels then why not have a go at rollerblading or do some cycling in Central Park? It is possible to hire a bike if you do not have one of your own. Central Park is home to endless flowers, trees and shrubs as well as trails, lawns and playgrounds. As with the running, it is also possible to do sightseeing tours by bike around the city.
If you want to visit somewhere off the beaten track, where you can relax and enjoy some peace and tranquillity, then why not try the New York Botanical Gardens? This spectacular destination located in the Bronx is the perfect place to enjoy nature. It is made up of 50 gardens containing trees, plants and flowers. The Botanical Gardens offer visitors the chance to take part in classes and activities as well as playing host to special guests, events and exhibitions. It is also possible to enjoy a guided tour.
For most visitors to New York, the two main pastimes associated with the city are eating and shopping, but even these can be enjoyed in a relaxing way that fits in with your healthy lifestyle. The city is home to many restaurants serving organic food, ranging from places for casual dining to more upmarket eateries. There are several places where it is possible to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner so there is no shortage of choice. Within the city there are many farmers’ markets where it is possible to buy fresh produce from local suppliers which is both tasty and healthy. This includes cheese, baked goods, meat and fish.
New York can offer great alternatives to those things that you may normally associate with this most vibrant of cities. Activities such as running, cycling and relaxed sightseeing will provide a break from the hustle and bustle. Indulging your passions for eating and shopping by visiting an organic restaurant or a farmers’ market will also provide a break from other activities on offer in New York.