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Central Park, New York City

Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Park
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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  • Great place to walk around. So much to see. Great place to people watch. There are so many different sections and each one is different. No place like NYC,  more »
  • Love this place. Come here at every opportunity I have. Sadly too much people here smoke the plant all over the park. Disgusting inconsiderate people. I hope they get what they deserve. A huge...  more »
  • I’ve been to the Park before but it’s always new and different. I feel like every time I go I see something new. A good break from the busyness of the city.  more »
  • I love walking through Central Park! I take off my headphones and just take in all the great Park of NY has to offer. It calms my soul. I'm always in a good mood when I come out of the park! A great place for many different things to do! My favorite, picnics!!
  • Central Park is a nice and very calming place to get away from the noisy and busy city. It does not only offer nice entertainment like forest-like pathways, outdoor concerts, and great food but great views of the city. Walking through the park will even make you forget you that you are in the busiest city in the country.
  • Perhaps the best spot to take a stroll in New York. You can stroll around the recreation center and overlook that you're in a city, This spot is serene. It is the most visited metropolitan park in the U.S.A, and is the most recorded area on the planet. You will essentially observe nearly everything in it from Zoo, little stops, open spaces, various play areas, pontoon rides, Lots of history, bistros, numerous sellers, Many individuals strolling and running in the recreation center, thus significantly more.
  • It is full of wonderful places to relax and take in the scenery...You don't have to visit the same places and discover new ones all the time. I love riding my bike and exploring the off the path places. I never knew just how great this park is...recommend!
  • An absolutely stunning park in the heart of one of the world’s largest cities! Even on the rainy days, this park was still beautiful and serene. The trails and the bridges are gorgeous and the statues are a very nice compliment. A truly amazing park, but in the night it can be dangerous, so watch out.

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