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Central Park

Type: Parks, Public Spaces

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Eight hundred acres of green space in the middle of Manhattan sounds like a fable. And yet, that's exactly what Central Park is, which is why you'll find joggers, nature lovers and bikers getting...  Read More


  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Sightseeing: "Don't miss Bethesda Fountain and Imagine Field, an homage to the great Beatle, John Lennon."
  • 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 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 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.