Central Park, New York
Central Park View slideshowCentral Park is New York's backyard, with a lush 843-acre patch of nature in the middle of Manhattan. This is one of the city's biggest attractions and greatest assets, enjoyed by tourists and used by locals year round. It has been featured in all kinds of movies and television shows.The park holds scenic hills, lakes, meadows, playgrounds, skating rinks, and ball fields among other attractions. Some of the most famous features of the park are Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, and the Central Park Zoo. The park is large! The best way to explore it is to stop by the Visitor Center and pick up a map showing the various attractions. Then plan out a walking route.
Address: Central Park, New York, NY 10021, United States
Central Park Zoo
Official site: www.centralparkzoo.com
Address: 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021-7001, United States
Bethesda Fountain and Terrace
Central Park Carousel
The Central Park Carousel has enjoyed a long tradition in the park, with the first carousel open for business in 1871. Although it was somewhat controversial when it first began operation it quickly became a success. Today hundreds of park goers ride the carousel each day. It is found by the information center where maps and helpful directions can be sought.
Address: East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021, United States
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