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Central Park
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New York, NY 10024
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Manhattan's great green heart is an oasis of recreation and the natural world in the sea of skyscrapers and urban landscape stretching from Midtown to Harlem. New York City's best known park is a ... Read more
favorite for residents of the Big Apple and visitors alike, seeking open space to jog, bike, roller blade, frisbee or simply lay down a blanket for a weekend picnic. Explore the Belvedere Castle, wish for good luck at the Bethseda Fountain on Bethseda Terrace, or takes the kids to the Zoo at the Central Park Conservancy. Evening visitors may find romance ignite with a horse-drawn carriage ride in and around the Park.

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Cat Tien, Vietnam

If Manhattan is the center of the capital of the world, Central Park is the center of Manhattan, so it is the belly button of the Universe. Beautiful every day of the year, every season

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Cleveland

I love Central Park because there is multiple things to do in one place. You can go from the park to the zoo then the Conservatory.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

What a wonderful refuge from the hustle and bustle of New York City. There are a lot of scenic points to visit and relax. There are also a lot of local activities within the park. Next time I visit I'd like to rent a bike and ride around the park.

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Local from 纽约市, 纽约州, 美国

The park is very large and clean!Have a lake ,and in the spring everywhere is green !

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

This park is an awesome experience to either walk or people watch! It has everything you need if you just want to take photos, take a boat ride, or just sit back and enjoy the scene.

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Glasgow, UK

So many parts to explore and little gems to find inside that you won't do it all in one go. Conveniently situated to nip out to Manhatten streets for lunch and a beer then go back in again.

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Local from Sunnyside, New York State

If you ever come to nyc you have to see Central Park. There is something for the whole family

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Guttenberg, New Jersey, USA

Beautiful especially in the autumn! Many things to do and see! Great for all. Definitely walk and public transportation, don't recommend driving here as parking is nearly impossible or expensive

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San Jose, California, USA

Such an amazing park! But don't think you can just casually walk the whole thing. It's really big

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

A visit to Central Park is well worth the crowds. It's an oasis in the middle of a busy city.

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Local from New York City, New York State, USA

Peaceful respite from the hustle of the city on a sweltering day. Lovely stroll through the south end of the park, enjoying the glorious late summer day with thousands of New Yorkers and visitors.

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Local from Queens, New York State, USA

Central Park is huge!!!! A whole day to spend walking around is not enough. Dont miss famous landmarks. Best to visit during fall and spring

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Yankton, South Dakota

This is a great place to escape the city and all the noise!! There's lots to do and a lot to see :)

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Sacramento, California

A green oasis in the middle of urban Manhattan, Central Park is beautiful in every meaning of the word. With restaurants and cafés, lakes and ponds, bridges, a zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a historic castle, Strawberry Fields, and acres of green space, it doesn't disappoint.

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Local from New York City

Hands down Central Park is one of the best places to visit in NYC year round! It's filled with history, its a respite from the chaotic streets, and a great place to stroll. But it can be daunting to explore all 843 acres of the park, a task that not even the most seasoned New Yorker partakes in, so let me give you the top 3 places to maximize a enjoyable and rich experience in this iconic world-renowned park:

1. Sheep Meadow - grab some amazing food to-go and make yourself an impromptu picnic for yourself, the family, or with friends. You get great views of the city while basking in the tranquility of sitting in one of NYC's most well-kept meadows.

2. Bethesda Terrace - fun fact the only example of Victorian tiling found on a ceiling (instead of the floor) is found here. Sit and listen to buskers play, watch as countless star-crossed lovers take their wedding photos, and tourists ogle at the beautify details designed by the original Central Park designer Calvert Vaux in 1865. Also admire the fountain which has been the locations of so many great NYC movies.

3. Bow Bridge - just a few steps away from Bethesda fountains is the longest cast-iron bridge in the park. It's one of 35 bridges featured in the park, each bridge has its distinct style and construction material. But the Bow Bridge overlooks the pond and the famous Upper West Side skyline featured in films such as Ghost Busters and When Harry Met Sally.

4. The Rambles - this part of Central Park is the easiest to get lost in, but in a good way! It's winding trails through thick foliage home to 235 species of birds who make their stop in this area of NYC on their migratory journeys across the globe. You can even borrow a free bird watching kit at Belvedere Castle. Here you will lose sense that you're in the city, but still find your way out in 30 minutes or less.

You can visit these four spots in under 2 hours, but I encourage to dedicate a few more hours to truly grasp how amazing of an undertaking was constructing this park.

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San Pedro, California

This park is gorges. If you go to the Empire State Building you can see it and it is nice.

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Local from New York City

Nice place for a walk for sure. Love seeing the ducks and turtles whenever I'm there.

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Mexico City, Mexico

Great place to disconnect yourself from this jungle NYC can be. Last Friday was morning concert from GMA!

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San Francisco, California

A must place to be. I went in the evening, great for evening walks, jogging. It's really huge park and to cover entire park you can rent bicycles.

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Local from New York City, New York State, USA

This is a must see. I come here during the Summer for picnics and music concerts.

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