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  • Address: W. 59th Street
  • Hours: Open 24 hours daily
  • Admission: Free

Central Park, a huge rectangular slice of oxygenating greenness, is New York City's lungs and soul. Taking up a mammoth 843 acres (341 hectares) in Uptown Manhattan, Central Park is laced with walkways, jogging paths, and woodlands.

Not just a place for relaxation, Central Park is also home to a zoo, skating rink, theater, reservoir, boating lake, fountains, bridle paths, and a carousel. If you’re feeling peckish after all that activity, drop into the Loeb Boathouse for a buffet brunch or dinner.

Popular photo stops in Central Park include the Alice in Wonderland and Balto the Malamute statues, the Belvedere Castle atop Vista Rock and the John Lennon memorial gardens at Strawberry Fields, opposite Lennon’s former home in the Dakota apartment building.

Practical Info

Central Park runs north from 59th Street to W 110th Street, bordered by Central Park West and Fifth Avenue. Walking, cycling and taking a horse-drawn carriage ride are the best ways to explore Central Park. Popular strolls include North Meadow and Bethesda Terrace.

The Central Park Visitor Center is at the Dairy, near 65th Street. If you’re entering the park from the south, the closest subways are 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle.

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Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 579 Reviews

Enjoy a classic experience in New York City and enjoy an open-air carriage ride through stunning Central Park! Board a historic carriage, pulled by a beautiful ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.50

Central Park Ice Skating at Wollman Rink

4.5 star rating: Recommended 115 Reviews

Experience the magic of New York City in the winter by ice skating at the Wollman Rink Central Park. Admire the sparkling city skyline as you glide along the ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $19.25

Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Hell’s Kitchen isn’t really the place where denizens of the netherworld get their food. In fact, it’s a neighborhood on the west side of midtown Manhattan that ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00

NYC Central Park Bike Rental

4.5 star rating: Recommended 185 Reviews

Fall in love with New York City’s Central Park as you bike around and explore the area at your own pace. Pick up your bike at a convenient location, just two ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $7.50

Central Park Bike Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Enjoy an easy bike ride through beautiful Central Park in New York City, admiring top attractions including Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Central Park Pedicab Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely tour of New York City’s spectacular Central Park by comfortable pedicab. Your guide will point out popular landmarks ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 1 or 2 hours

From USD $49.50

Central Park Pedicab Tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Tour the city in the comfort of your own pedicab with private professional guide. You will learn all the most interesting facts about Central Park on this ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Visit more than 30 movie locations in Central Park on this walking tour, perfect for film buffs and first-time visitors alike. Visit the Wollman Rink, the Bow ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

Highlights of Central Park Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Visit Central Park’s popular and hidden spots on this guided walking tour, giving you an in-depth experience of this celebrated New York City attraction. On ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00

New York at Night Bike Tour

This exciting and easy bike tour offers a new way to experience New York City at night. You’ll wind through 7 miles (11.3 km) of parks, streets and pathways to ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00

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