Central Park and a walk around the Jackie Onassis Reservoir

Very green and refreshingly cool with an added bonus of some impromptu street dance

Staten Island Ferry

A walk along the river through Battery Park and then aboard the Ferry. A chance for the picture books to come alive and see the iconic Statue of Liberty from the water. You almost feel that you should pinch yourself to check it’s real.

Walked from Lower Manhattan through Soho (with its cast iron architecture and many art galleries) to Greenwich Village (Washington Square Park)

Loved nipping in and out of the little galleries, way out of my price range! So many street artists in the park to just sit and enjoy –jugglers, pianists (two grand pianos!), saxophonists, drummers and more.

Whitney Museum Of American Art and The High Line

A fabulous walk along the River Hudson from the Financial District in Lower Manhattan to the Whitney Museum and The High Line (a lush elevated park/garden built on a disused railway line). You can see evidence of property developers capitalising on what is now a transformed and beautifully preserved structure.

Hudson River Walk

Whitney Museum of American Art

A real treat, I audibly gasped when I started on the top floor of the gallery and found it full of Alexander Calder sculptures. A few of my favourites from the whole Museum. Great views of the Hudson River from the terraces.

The High Line