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Marvelous Manhattan Walks

Central Park View You'll wake up to all the comforts of home and marvelous amenities when you stay in a suite at Hotel Mela, a Midtown Manhattan boutique hotel. Make a fresh espresso courtesy of your in-room LaVazza Espresso Maker and slip on those walking shoes! I you're planning a stay at a Midtown hotel and looking for an insider's take on the perfect walk we've got the information you're looking for. Try one of these easy-going, yet invigorating Manhattan walks. Manhattan/Midtown Year Round Walk The Manhattan/Midtown Year Round Walk is award-winning. That's right; this stroll through Midtown has had the honor of being voted in the Top Ten Walks by the clubs of the American Volkssport Association for over 15 years! Here's what you need to know: Start Point: Asics Shoe Store 51 West 42nd St. between 5th and 6th Ave. Hosted by: Princeton Area Walkers Distance: 11k Pets Allowed? Yes Places visited: Have you always wanted to walk the Brooklyn Bridge? Now's your chance! This walk also covers the Hudson River Esplanade (including views of Ellis Island and the stunning Statue of Liberty,) South Street Seaport, Wall Street and the NY Stock Exchange and construction of the new World Trade Center. For more information, contact the Princeton Area Walkers. Central Park Walk Another walk rated as a Top Ten Walk by the clubs of the American Volkssport Association, this walk will get you familiar with the sights and sounds of NYC's most famous park. Start Point: Asics Shoe Store 51 West 42nd St. between 5th and 6th Ave. Hosted by: Princeton Area Walkers Distance: 10k Pets Allowed? Yes Places visited: As you might imagine, the Central Park walk allows you the chance to explore America's most famous urban park, but it also provides you with the opportunity to view the Metropolitan Museum of Art, several other popular museums and lavish homes of the wealthy. You can walk right to the trail head from the Asics store. Head right out of the shop, and take another right on 6th Avenue, then head to 57th. For more information contact Princeton Area Walkers.