Besides being home to the Empire State Building, Time Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic site, New York is a Mecca for nature lovers. Central Park – the most beautiful, brilliantly planned city park in the world. Many of its attractions and activities are 100% free! Central Park is one of the world’s best birdwatching sites. It is home to 230 avian species and is an easy pit stop for millions of migratory birds each year. You can also kayak off the 40th Street Pier in New York Harbor, a tidal estuary where the freshwater runoff from Manhattan meets the Atlantic. You might also consider an Audubon Eco-Cruise of the harbor to visit the harbor seals and other wildlife.