Central Park

Price guide: Free

59th to 110th Streets, Midtown, New York City, New York, 10019

Price guide: Free

Central Park
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expert-rated things to do in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Travellers with pets, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, People watching, Relaxation

Best for Chilling out - Expert review of Central Park

New Yorkers would go mad without this green oasis.

The 843 acres of Central Park forms an improbable perfect rectangle of green at the center of Manhattan. This was America’s first public park when it opened in 1872 and after suffering from years of decline in the 1980s and 90s it is safer, more beautiful and more central to New Yorkers’ lives than ever. The paths along the north end of the Sheep’s Meadow afford classic skyline views, and kids will love the Central Park Children’s Zoo (5th Ave and 64th Street), Wollman Rink and The Friedsam Carousel (near 65th Street). I prefer the boathouse area. It's a great place to sit back and relax as your significant other rows his way into your heart. 

More information on Central Park :

Price guide:
Park / garden, Playground
59th to 110th Streets, Midtown, New York City, New York, 10019
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:

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