Future excursions?

This list is a work in progress – feel free to leave recommendations in the comments!
You may also be interested in places I’ve been but not yet blogged about.




Upper Manhattan

(Harlem and north)

  • Following Amtrak tracks in Harlem on foot/Freedom Tunnel
  • Highbridge
  • Inwood Hill Park
  • Marble hill: one way streets, Metro North station, another view of Broadway Bridge
  • Riverbank State Park
  • West Harlem Piers Park


Staten Island

Westchester and points north

Long Island

New Jersey

Outside of the tri-state

Outside of the country

Non-place-specific things to do

  • Nap in a park
  • Dance to music from the car outdoors
  • Play in warm summer rain
  • Bring friends
  • Watch Amtrak trains go by
  • Take the/a car on a ferry

7 Responses to Future excursions?

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  2. erinamelia says:

    Golden Gate Bridge? (wink wink nudge nudge)

  3. The Fort Smith, Arkansas, Trolley Museum runs a Birney streetcar through the historic downtown daily April through October and weekends the rest of the year.

    The Western Railway Museum, south of Fairfield, California, has an extensive collection of electric streetcars, interurbans, and light rail vehicles from different eras and from around the world. Vistors can ride a streetcar and an interurban along a stretch of restored Sacramento Northern track. The bookstore is quite impressive.

    • Emily says:

      Thanks for the suggestions, Michael! I’d heard about the Western Railway Museum before. Both sound great and I’ve added them to the list (as well starting to sub-organize by state).

  4. jess says:

    I think you might like Treasure Island, out here in SF, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Island_(California)

    If for no other reason than you can get a pretty great view of the new Bay Bridge East Span being built!

    There are also some really interesting buildings from various expos and Worlds Fair type deals, and the whole place kind of feels like a ghost town sometimes…

    And I have to take you to Fort Point, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Point,_San_Francisco
    It’s an old military fort, which is kind of a museum now but feels very much abandoned most of the time (it was actually closed when we were there a long time ago, but we walked up to it I think!). And it’s right under the GG bridge (you can look up from the top of the fort into the supports of the bridge!).

    • Emily says:

      @Jess, yes to Treasure Island! I’d actually heard about that and it sounds like my kind of weird place. And I’m down for Fort Point too! One day I’ll visit again. Thanks for the recommendations, I’ve added them above!

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