I’m sorry to say: New York City stresses me out. Chalk it up to me living in Southern California for so long, where the pace of life is much slower. All the congestion, noise, and pollution sets me on edge.

But then I step into Central Park, and all that melts away. You don’t even feel like you’re in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world…you’re just in nature. No wonder New Yorkers love it. It’s a true getaway.