Most Beautiful City Parks in the World

by | Sep 21, 2022 | Destinations, Travel Bucket Lists, worldwide

Somehow we’re always looking for a dose of nature. Even on a city trip, at least at some point, we’ll want to escape to green space. So, pack your picnic basket and discover the beautiful city parks around the world!

Discover nature oases’ in concrete jungles

  1. Stanley Park, Vancouver
  2. Hyde Park, London
  3. Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
  4. Central Park, New York City
  5. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh (Holyrood Park)
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
  7. Englischer Garten, Munich
  8. Golden Gate Bridge Park, San Francisco
  9. Parc Güell, Barcelona
  10. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

Stanley Park, Vancouver

Rocky island with trees on the oceanside

The city of Vancouver is surrounded by sea and mountains, so almost everything is pretty. The largest city park in Vancouver is Stanley Park, right by the ocean. Walk, bike, rollerblade, or swim along the magnificent Seawall. The park also has many restaurants and stands, so you won’t have to go hungry. 

Hyde Park, London

Cherry blossoms and park chairs by a park path

Welcome to a park of royalty! Out of the four Royal Parks around Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace, this one is the largest. Find the Diana Memorial Fountain, smell roses at the Rose Garden, or grab a drink at the famous Lido Bar and Café. You can even go for a swim in this 350-acre nature oasis! 

Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands

River surrounded by trees and tulips in the Netherlands

Tulips galore! The Netherlands is known for its fields of tulips, as they should be. Tulip season usually runs from the end of March until mid-May, and the park can easily be accessed from Amsterdam by bus. The Keukenhof Gardens is one of the beautiful city parks that have endless works of art made from tulips of all colors. The whole park is like a rainbow in springtime.

Central Park, New York City

City buildings and autumn trees reflecting on a lake in NYC

New York is the ultimate concrete jungle full of the unexpected. The multicultural and lively atmosphere of the city can best be discovered in its art districtBroadway, and of course, one of the most beautiful city parks in the world, Central Park. This massive park in the center of NYC (hence its name) has endless opportunities for exploration. Grab a New York hot dog from a stand and take a stroll! 

Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh (Holyrood Park)

Three people looking out at the medieval city of Edinburgh from above

The medieval city of Edinburgh is full of mysterious wonder, but just outside the city, you will find an escape where you can enjoy the city from above. Arthur’s Seat is actually an ancient volcano, and visitors can climb to the very top to enjoy some unique views of the city below. Arthur’s Seat is a part of Holyrood Park, so you’ll have plenty of hiking opportunities left for other days!

Edinburgh is also one of the Best Coffee Cities in the world. After all, J.K. Rowling wrote part of the Harry Potter series in a coffee shop in Edinburgh, so the coffee shop vibes must be alright! 

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

A city with skyscrapers at sunrise

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens is one of the beautiful city parks that feature a diverse set of plants, and you can be sure to be amazed by the lushness of it all. The park is referred to as the living heart of the city. Marvel at sculptures and other works of art made from nature. 

Englischer Garten, Munich

Autumn trees in a park in Munich

Englischer Garten is one of the most beautiful city parks you can find in the heart of Europe. In the Englischer Garten in Munich, you’ll find everything you need and more. From surfing spots to beer gardens, this park is the largest inner-city park in the whole world. Yes, even bigger than Central Park! Busy yourself with all the park’s activities during your day in Munich.

Golden Gate Bridge Park, San Francisco

Japanese building amongst trees

The name of this beautiful city park can be misleading because the infamous Golden Gate Bridge Park is not actually located in the park. Nevertheless, the park is absolutely stunning and offers visitors the chance to visit a Japanese Tea Garden, which should not be missed.

Parc Güell, Barcelona

Colorful architecture under blue skies in Barcelona beautiful city parks

This park is not necessarily a green oasis but does provide its visitors with an artsy vibe of many colors. Although you will find plenty of gardens and greenery, this isn’t your typical beautiful city park! This lively hub is definitely worth a visit when going to Barcelona.

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

An old building surrounded by gardens in Paris beautiful city parks

Paris is known for its many beautiful city parks, but this one is the most beautiful. Parisians also master the art of having relaxed picnics in parks with a glass of champagne, and this is just what you should do when visiting the city of love and light. Visit a local pâtisserie, get some fresh croissants, and head to Jardin du Luxembourg. Sounds like a unique adventure?

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