The feast has ended and you’re ready to move beyond your seat at the Thanksgiving table. Here are a few local ideas to waddle off that turkey:

  • If the weather is warm, visit the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show and take a self-guided tour of the beautiful 250 acres. [NYBG]
  • Spend an afternoon ice skating in Long Island City and avoid the crowds in Central Park; take the 7 train to the rink. [oM]
  • Walk off the stuffing with a day of shopping at Woodbury Common outlets one hour bus ride north of NYC; Black Friday sales from 20—85% off. [oM]
  • If you stayed in the city for the holiday and are pining for some fresh mountain air, hop on Metro-North for a hike along Breakneck Ridge. [oM]
  • Or if you’ve already tried the Hudson Highlands, head to Harriman State Park by bus or train. [oM]
  • Those with young children will enjoy our recommendations for shorter hikes near NYC [oM]
  • If you ate too much and just can’t motivate to travel north, pack your chalk bag and head to 18,000- square-foot Brooklyn Boulders for an indoor rock climbing experiences. [oM]
  • For those on a budget, do a self-guided tour of the street art in North Brooklyn or the mural art in the new Second Avenue Subway for the cost of one Metrocard swipe. [oM]
  • Pair a tree lighting ceremony with a long walk outside at Locust Grove Mansion or in Spring Lake, NJ. [oM]

Happy Thanksgiving!


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