Parks: Sixty-six densely forested acres touch the hilly neighborhoods of Inwood, Hudson Heights and Washington Heights. Fort Tryon is opened year round. Capped by The Met Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum that is an ensemble of medieval European monasteries overlooking the Hudson River (its café is opened only in warm months). Fort Tryon Park has eateries, and trails and is the setting for wine tastings, and morning fitness routines. The Medieval Festival fills the air with medieval music, magic, mime, theater as well as jugglers and jesters and a spectacular joust between knights on horseback, markets and vittles. Romancing? Try lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant and Bar next door to the museum. Trains A/W.190th St.
Local Expert Maria Lisella Says:
Parks: "Fort Tryon Medieval Festival takes place the first weekend in October (Oct. 4, 2015); or, book a Garden or Middle Ages food tour (with Danielle Oteri) at The Cloisters (free with admission). 212-650-2280"
Best for Parks Because: Fort Tryon occupies 66 acres of dense forest that includes The Met Cloisters, which adds to the enchanting and otherworldly setting. Romantic any time.