Green Spaces for You

Time outdoors helps keep us balanced and restores inner peace, most especially during times like these.

Published on: August 7, 2020

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At 1 Hotels, we seek out the nature around us, even in bustling cities. We believe in sharing what we know in hopes of keeping the same balance and inner peace for you, so we’ve identified our favorite green spaces near each of our hotels, all with a naturally different but stunning backdrop. Because at the end of the day, when you get outside and into nature, the world is a pretty beautiful place.

Brooklyn Bridge Park (1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge)

Brooklyn Bridge Park fills 85 acres on the East River waterfront, rich with cycling paths, multiple parks, a series of hills to block noise from nearby roadways, several areas designed with microclimates, and the historic Pier 1 and Fulton Ferry Landing. Above all, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a green space intended to serve as a vital connection between New York City and the East River, and a remarkable space to explore.

Central Park (1 Hotel Central Park)

For over 150 years, Manhattan’s 800+ acre Central Park has been home to many of nature’s creatures, including the exotic Mandarin duck, hundreds of species of butterflies, loads of squirrels, egrets, owls, and many other animals and insects. Its winding, fairy-tale design creates lots of inspired nooks for discovery, solitude, family time, and those wonderfully long, meandering walks. 

Everglades National Park (1 Hotel South Beach)

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s home to mangrove forests, freshwater prairies, hundreds of animal species, and so much more. It’s about an hour away, so if you feel like staying close by, head to Oleta River State Park in North Miami, which features just over 1000 acres of natural refuge and tranquility. If you’re feeling invigorated, it also has 15 miles of trails, plus river access for kayaking. 

Griffith Park (1 Hotel West Hollywood)

Griffith Park, one of North America’s largest urban parks and renowned as a destination for outdoor enthusiasts, features miles of trails, camping, and even golf. Check out the West Observatory Trail, a two-mile hike that leads to the world-famous Griffith Observatory…and absolutely incredible views. (Note: The Observatory itself is closed until further notice, but you can still admire the Art Deco building - perhaps the most iconic and beloved in LA - and those stunning views.)

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