Take a Park and Monument Tour of New York City
If you are planning a weekend family road trip this fall, New York City probably doesn’t come to mind, especially in a RV, but it really should.
The drive there is beautiful during autumn, and there are some wonderful Luxury RV motor home parks with resort quality amenities nearby. Once in the city, Manhattan’s parks offer visitors a chance to relax, play, and even learn a little history by exploring the many monuments scattered throughout.
The drive to New York City is amazing from all directions. From the north, one can enjoy the fall foliage in the picturesque New England towns. When coming from the West, families will love the spectacular colors spread across the rolling hills of Pennsylvania and New York State. Luxury RV motorhome trips from the south allow one the opportunity to explore the Eastern Shore with its wonderful beaches.
When looking for a place to stay, look no further than Liberty Harbor RV Park. Where else can you see the Statue of Liberty from your front door? This is one of the few RV parks that offer the urban experience, including a restaurant, bar, and Wi-Fi. Visiting Manhattan’s parks and monuments is easy. Both a tour bus and New York Water Ferry provide transportation.
Central Park is a must see when in the city. Guided walking tours are available all year. For the sports enthusiast there is croquet, baseball, basketball, and even row boating. Children love the many playgrounds, and they’ll adore The Carousel, complete with balloon and popcorn vendors.
Throughout Central Park are monuments. The 107th United States Infantry monument is dedicated to the World War l soldiers, and the 7th Regiment Memorial is in honor of 58 Union men from this regiment who died in the Civil War. Statues of Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen and Alexander Hamilton are also located within Central Park. Families will want to be sure to stop at the Alice in Wonderland sculpture to let the kids loose. They’ll love finding a statue their allowed to climb on and explore.
Washington Square Park is the spot to find artists gathering, chess enthusiasts, and dogs and children at play. The park is named after George Washington and has a marble arch in his honor. Monuments include a bust of Alexander Lyman Holley and a statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Riverside Park is Manhattan’s waterfront park along the Hudson River. People come for the beautiful views and peaceful setting. It is also the location of Grant’s Tomb. This is where the 18th president and his wife are laid to rest. There is also a Joan of Arc statue, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument.