NYU Local’s favorite holiday is tomorrow—and we don’t want to spend it cooped up in a sad, dark East Village apartment. So grab your supplies and hop on the R train, because we’ll be living the high life tomorrow in Central Park.
Here are the five best spots to enjoy the celebration:
This is the best spot for an utterly relaxing, idyllic 4/20. It’s usually not crowded, and it offers a picturesque view of the lake and the cherry trees dotting its shore. This is the place for your quintessential nature smoke sesh.
Have you ever wanted to sit under a quaint old-fashioned gazebo, watching azalea leaves fall delicately onto a still lagoon as you blow smoke rings into the soft summer sun? Now you can. Wagner Cove has great tree cover and is off the beaten path, and the little shelter even offers some protection from the always-daunting park cops.
This isn’t a good place to smoke—there are children literally everywhere. But it’s a good place to go after you smoke. With over 130 different species (including polar bears, snow monkeys, and countless birds of paradise), you’ll feel like you’re in The Lorax. Seriously.
The Middle Of The Lake
There is no safer place to be tomorrow than in the middle of a 22-acre body of water. The Loeb Boathouse offers rowboat rentals for $12 for the first hour, and $3 each additional 15 minutes. As long as you have a designated rower, of course.
If you want to totally be one-with-nature, communicate with the soul of the planet, and tune in to your ancestral spirit, dude, this is the place for you. It’s tranquil, natural, and there’s a waterfall. Really.