Central Park, New York City

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In the midst of all of the city's concrete and high-rises, Central Park brings greenery and shady places for relaxation--as well as a zoo, carousel, skating rink, theater, and several fountains--to the northern part of the city. Stroll, bike, picnic, or people-watch among 341 hectares (843 acres) of lakes, jogging paths, woodlands, walkways, lawns, and trees. One of the country's major historical landmarks, the park hosts frequent concert, plays, and art shows. Stop by the Alice in Wonderland statue, a favorite place for photos. Put Central Park and other New York City attractions into our New York City journey builder app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Took our little ones here. Rented a boat for an hour and the kids enjoyed the experience, also seeing and observing the turtles that lived in the pond. The kids also enjoyed playing with their bubble ...  more »
  • You can't go to new York without visiting Central Park and its surroundings. Several museums and very nice places to visit
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  • I’m lucky to live around Central Park. I really love this park. Every time I go there it feels like take a week vacation from the noisy and rushy city. You can find a lot of things to do there: zoo, lakes, castle, playground, etc. You can play many sports like baseball, volleyball, tennis, go swimming or skiing. Central Park is huge and has a nice view of the city. There you can find many animals, like ducks, turtles, many types of birds. You can fish on the lakes (have to return what you got). Bridges is another thing, there are many of them, really nice and iconic like Bow Bridge. Conservatory Garden is a beautiful place in which people go to relax and appreciate the flowers. One of my favorite places there is the Shakespeare Garden, the colorful flowers and the arrangements are wonderful. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is also there on the East Side of the park, a huge museum with great pieces of art, a must-go in the city. An activity a recommend is taking a bike and ride the whole park is a really nice experience and it will take you about one hour. There are also boats you can rent and spend a really nice time in The Lake.
  • Fantastic spot in New York City for everything - from running, to walking, to biking or sitting and enjoying some fresh air (and shade in the summer!). This is a great spot for photos while visiting the city too - an iconic photo spot for sure. Central Park is the perfect spot to bring kids too. You can enjoy watching the toy sailboats, find the Alice in Wonderland statue, or take a spin on the carousel. If your looking for an adult outing, you can enjoy a glass of wine at one of the few restaurants inside the park. Another handy tip is that cutting through the park by foot is usually faster, and more enjoyable, than taking a cab across the city.
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