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Central Park

59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City, New York City, NY 10022
212-310-6600
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Ranked #9 of 858 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Biking, City walk sightseeing, Walking, Cross-country skiing, Swimming, Birdwatching, Tennis, Rock climbing, Inline skating, Getting married
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Extending from 59th to 110th streets between 5th and 8th avenues [Central Park West], Central Park is one of the iconic sights of New York City... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Scotland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park. Loads to do! Very clean and tidy and has beautiful plants and walkways. We walked in at the Guggenheim entrance and took a pleasant stroll past the Castle and out at the American Museum of Natural history. A definite must visit especially on a beautiful day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are a tourist try yo avoid it on the weekends! It gets very crowdy. We rented bikes because the distances are very long. While i do recomend you use a bike note that there is a specifi path for bikes that works one way only and many of the small paths to visit the real stuff do not... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The planning of this Park just brilliant. Located in the heart of the city just so conducive for locals and tourist to experience peace from the hectic streets. Lovely to see the locals utilising the park. Jogging, cycling, walking the dog/s, playing sport, meeting friends and family.

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Durban
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The park is amazing and gives New Yorkers and visitors a feeling that they are no longer in the concrete jungle they call home. The park is well laid out. The jogging, pedestrian and cycle paths are well sign-posted and the one way system is great and means there is never congestion. We hired cycles and gently circumnavigated the entire... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We did noty have much time to see the park but just a half day to rent a bike. it is a great park and more interesting that others I have seen. Lots of hills, forests, ponds, and places to rest. One thing I found weird was the one-way bike path. Seemed a bit over-regulated to me.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great to see a lovely park in the middle of a busy city.Easy to get to, and we had a horse carriage around for 20mins which was worth it, as you dont always see everything when you are walking. Lovely.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

What's to say? Central Park is the lung of NYC, as well as the biggest sanity valve in the City, and the great equalizer besides. Not only is everyone the same in the park--and the park is as pluralistic and multi-cultural as they come--but it is also varied in what it offers. From the Great Lawn and ball parks, to... More

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Bielefeld, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If time is short you need to work out your priorities. For us it was a walk through the south side of the park to Strawberry Fields and the atmospheric John Lennon memorial. Lots more to explore if you wish but if like us you only have three days there is minimal time to see it all.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

But dangerous with al those people biking...who cannot ride a bike. Biking is something else than walking :-).

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Carlsbad NM
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful. Diverse. An oasis from the city. Not a bad zoo although animals were sparse. But I go to the park every time I go to NYC.

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