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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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Central Park Ice Skating at Trump Rink

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

Experience the magic of New York City in the winter by ice skating at the Trump Rink Central Park (formerly the Wollman). Admire the sparkling city skyline as ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $19.25

Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 366 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

NYC Central Park Bike Rental

4.5 star rating: Recommended 123 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
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Central Park Bike Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 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 12 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

New York Super Saver: Central Park Attractions and Activity Day Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience the highlights of New York City’s Central Park as you bike around and explore the area at your own pace. Your Central Park Attractions and Activity ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $99.00

Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 75 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 19 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

Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

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

Hudson River Park Greenway and Central Park Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Join a fabulous New York City bike ride along the Hudson River Park Greenway and through Central Park. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and city skyline as ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

From USD $55.00

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