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Central Park, 800-acres of gorgeous greenery, burst out of the minds of urban visionaries who must have surely had a romantic streak. Joggers, nature seekers and bikers use the park daily, while kids... Read More
Central Park, 800-acres of gorgeous greenery, burst out of the minds of urban visionaries who must have surely had a romantic streak. Joggers, nature seekers and bikers use the park daily, while kids young and old enjoy skating at Wollman Rink, visiting the Central Park Zoo, and riding the Friedsam Memorial Carousel. But it's lovers everywhere who've truly claimed Central Park as their own. Alas, there's almost nothing as romantic as strolling together through the park's winding pathways for hours on end. There's a reason why so many movies feature the park in their love stories--it's impossible not to be swept off your feet by its radiant charm.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Visit Strawberry Fields, and don't forget to make a wish at Bethesda Fountain."
- Things to Do in Fall: "Take a map with you - it's easy to get lost."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Don't miss Strawberry Fields; it's decorated with flowers every morning as a vigil to Beatle, John Lennon."
- Free Things to Do: "Don't try to make your plans here hard and fast. You'll likely get lost in the park - instead of stressing out, embrace it."
- Sightseeing: "Don't miss Bethesda Fountain and Imagine Field, an homage to the great Beatle, John Lennon."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Central Park is a beacon for romance, and the perfect place for a couple to spend some time strolling through the streets.
- Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: It's the iconic urban oasis and a great place to watch the leaves change colors.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: No trip to New York City is complete without a stroll through Central Park.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Central Park is as iconic as it gets. There's perhaps no better way to spend a free afternoon.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: No trip to NYC would be complete without a walk through this legendary and exceptional park.
- Things to Do with Kids: "If you have kids who love to climb, consider taking them to Heckscher Playground, with a climbing net, bridges and even an actual cliff. Pack a picnic to enjoy at the top."
- Parks: "Central Park is 150 years old, visited by millions, now it's your turn to experience one of the most famous parks in the world, a man made wonder and the green heart of the city."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Lush greenery is a bit hard to come by in New York City, so families relish the opportunity to blow off steam in Central Park.
- Best for Parks Because: Stroll among 50 fountains, monuments, sculptures, 36 bridges; Central Park Zoo, fun, educational with creature comforts for all ages.