Park Slope is right next to Prospect Park, a park designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also created Central Park. Used by 8 million visitors a year, this is one of New York City's crown jewels. Bolstered by a 20 year plan to restore the park to its original state, you can find beautiful waterfalls, walking paths and greens spread through the park. You can also arrange a tour of the Colonial Quaker cemetary if you wish. And with al that, there are still baseball fields, open greens where families picnic (fire allowed in special areas only) and bikers roam. Dogs are allowed, and can be off leash in the early morning and evening. There is a ring road which is used by both cars and bicyclists. Restaurants, especially along trendy 5th Ave, are excellent and they range in both style and cost. From Bistros to Indian Food to barbeque, you will find it here.