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Central Park

1208 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.
Lizbeth
Lizbeth
September 29, 2019

Tips from locals

Jenny
Jenny
December 07, 2019
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with an estimated 37.5–38 million visitors annually, and one of the most filmed locations in the world. Area: 853 acres Open: 6am - 1am
Angel
Angel
December 01, 2019
Enjoy this beautiful 843 acres of park in the middle of the city providing beautiful scenery, bridges and ponds. Take a brisk walk, get on a city bike, or rent a boat the options to enjoy this tranquil part of the city seems almost limitless.
Giovanna
Giovanna
November 27, 2019
Great for bike riding, canoeing, restaurants, roll skating, Horse trips.
Justin
Justin
November 22, 2019
Magnificent park in the middle of the city
Victor
Victor
November 19, 2019
Perfect place for a bike ride.

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New York, NY
Phone+1 212-310-6600
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 AM