The fast pace of New York City is about to get even faster.

This weekend marks the greatly anticipated New York City Marathon. The annual race hosts over 50,000 runners each year. People travel from all over the world to trot 26.2 miles throughout the city that never sleeps. Whether you are participating in the event, or simply spectating, we have comprised a list of some must-do activities for everyone this weekend.

There is no room for boredom in the Big Apple. Be sure to add these spots to your to-do list.

The New York Botanical Garden offers a beautiful autumn landscape within a bustling metropolis. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy this outdoor haven. These acres of red and orange trees line the sparkling Bronx River. Here you can boat along the river or stroll throughout the many miles of walking paths in the park.

For an indoor activity, stop by the Museum of Modern Art. Enjoy their weekend films and exquisite artistic selection. Explore paintings from Van Gough to modern contemporary styles. You will leave here a little more cultured about the art scene today.

Before and after the race, be sure to get your carbs in with a classic New York slice. New York City is home to some of the best pizza joints in the nation. Try Di Fara Pizza for their signature wood-fired pies. This restaurant is worth the wait in line. Watch your pizza as it is freshly prepared and baked with the finest ingredients. Di Fara’s famous dish totes delicious sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and mozzarella cheese. We’d run a marathon just for a taste of this pizza.

We are sure you will love all of these sights and more that New York City has to offer. Enjoy the crisp October air this weekend as you participate in the New York Marathon.

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Faith is a writer and social media manager residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is passionate about people and currently attends university in pursuit of a degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. A nomad by nature, Faith finds utmost joy in trekking around the globe and strongly advocates backpacking as the best way to explore anywhere. Being a bookworm and an avid coffee drinker, she is likely to be found sipping an Americano and mulling over a classic novel.

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