3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Starting August 7th, New Yorkers can once again stroll the grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Located within in the Prospect Park neighborhood, the Garden offers thirty-nine acres of beautiful natural landscapes. New Yorkers can find respite in the zen Japanese Garden, visit the rock garden, smell the flowers in the fragrance garden, and soak up the beauty of the site’s many varied landscapes.

If you are a member of the Garden, you can gain early access starting July 31st. During Welcoming Weeks, free timed-entry tickets will be available to the public, and during that time, visitors are encouraged to pay if you can. Safety measures include required face covering, social distancing, the closure of indoor spaces, and guests are encouraged to bring your own water. Check the Garden’s website for new operating hours.