Central Park
Central Park
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksParksScenic Walking Areas
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
About
For more than 150 years, visitors have flocked to Central Park's 843 green acres in the heart of Manhattan. Since 1980, the Park has been managed by the Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with the public. Central Park is open 6 am to 1 am daily. Visit the official website of Central Park to learn more about Park happenings and activities and to learn how you to help Central Park!
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  • Ashley
    Jersey, United Kingdom110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park very big
    Lovely park quite overwhelmingly big if you’ve not visited NYC before. Nice that there’s not many roads going through so can really feel like you’re not in the city. Also some beautiful viewpoints from within the park over the lakes.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Woo
    Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful park
    The park is huge so we didnt get round it all. It was a sweltering hot day. It was packed with jogers, cyclists, people playing tennis, people playing baseball, rock climbers, kids & house drawn carriages. We had a little walk round & stopped for a rest & a drink. Well worth a vist. Very pretty surrounded by high rise buildings.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Shu K
    San Jose, California365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a beautiful place
    A wonderful place to get away from all the craziness of NYC. The trails are so nice, and it’s big enough that you don’t feel crowded there. And it seems that there are so many nooks and crannies, you could spend days enjoying the different areas of the park. We walked it on our way to the Natural History Museum and back. It was a decent amount of walking from our hotel in the Times Square area, but it only took us a little over half an hour and an overall easy walk there. I can totally see the appeal of visiting this park, even for us tourists. My wife and I are not excited about the horse carriages though - those horses have to pull people in the hot sun, and I don’t think they really enjoy it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Robert G
    Saint Albans, Vermont1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Broadway in June 2023
    Went for a few days to catch some Broadway shows. Stayed at the Marriot Marquis in the middle of Times Square. Great place. Can walk to any show. Had tickets to Sweeney Todd. Picked up tickets at the TKTS booth for Moulin Rouge and Some Like it Hot. Great shows for a good price. Ate at Junior's, John's Pizza, Playwright Irish Pub, and Ellen's Stardust Diner. No shortage of places to get good food. Took a side trip to Coney Island on the Q train. Took Amtrak from Vermont to Penn Station. Good way to travel.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, California8,783 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Every Visit Makes Me Fall in Love All Over Again...
    I spent a delightful early Sunday morning enjoying the park as I made my way towards The Met. It was a sunny June day, not too hot, and the atmosphere could not have been more magical. Every time I visit the park, I realize just how much I enjoy exploring its verdant depths. There's absolutely much more to see, and I know I will be back.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Lori
    Greensboro, North Carolina14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved Central Park!
    Loved Central Park! It is beautiful, calming, eclectic and interesting! The zoo is great but my favorite part was walking the Mall. Musicians and artists are everywhere and dogs are lounging, squirrels are adorable and fruit stands are around for a quick, refreshing treat.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Rodes
    Enniscrone, Ireland287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Day Out 💕
    Second time to visit Central Park, but this time, we spend all day wandering around the pathways. My hubby and son rented bikes, but there are bikes to rent by the park itself. As you cycle around the outer roads and have to dismount to head into the boat house, fountain, etc. Plenty to see, and young and old enjoying the sunshine. Plenty of photo opportunities. When buying fresh fruit or water there don't show your money, as my son went to buy the fresh fruit and had 6 dollars in his hand and with out us knowing was charged the 6 dollars. So ask first, how much..1 dollar for water, no more.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Geena
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Massive!
    I was pleasantly surprised by how big central park is! It was surprisingly hard to find coffee spots once inside the park. Regardless, I really loved it. I went during Autumn which was gorgeous, and I particularly liked seeing saxophonists playing underneath the bridges, and the contrast between the park with the skyscrapers behind. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited November 2022
    Written July 4, 2023
  • romadaro
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,549 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Green Space
    A welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. An awesome way to spend the day or a few hours. Very clean and well maintained green space in the heart of the city. I travel to Manhattan often, but had never taken the time to go until this trip. I truly enjoyed it and will be now be a part of every future visit to New York.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 4, 2023
  • 812841
    Denver, Colorado455 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite must visit.
    Only got to see the south portion and wish I had more time to explore. Would have like to have seen a security presence and better signage, including zoo info including costs before arriving at zoo itself. Do not recommend a CitiBike for this activity, many issues including poorly maintained cycles(flat tires and broken sensors) take a walk and enjoy.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
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Martin W
Norwich, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were actually in the park for around five hours. Spring flowers dotted around morning were a joy on a cold Spring morning. The park was alive with people of all ages walking, running, cycling and having fun. We also visited the zoo. It only takes a couple of hours to see the limited display of animals, but the zoo is well laid out, extremely clean and well worth the modest entry price.
Written March 23, 2020
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RosiePerth123
Dundee, UK189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We live in Scotland and have lots of parks so we didn't expect it to impress us but we were blown away by the beauty of this park. Lots of different aspects to it and we saw it in the snow making it very beautiful.We hired a Pedicab in advance with an agreed price from Go Hybrid $80 for 75 minutes and our driver Chouiab was first class with his information and we saw things we wouldn't have on our own and he is also a photographer who took some amazing photos of us.To get the most out of a visit I highly recommend obtaining a guided tour.
Written January 20, 2020
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Sergey B
234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We were so lucky to get to the Central Park on the warmest spring day of the year (yet)!
The weather was unbelievably warm, with cloudless, bottomless blue skies, caressing sunshine and occasional refreshing breezes.
The place was teeming with people but it didn’t matter.
The first spring flowers were out - daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops. Some of the trees sported first hints of new foliage and other bursted into bloom. The air was alive with birds’ songs, chirps, whistles and chatter.
It was a quintessential manifestation of advancing spring and a great promise of more beautiful days to come.
The Park was offering its delights to thousands of New Yorkers and visitors. Playgrounds welcome the little ones, green meadows host impromptu picnics, rocks provide great perching opportunities to everyone who feels like climbing them. Paddle boats, rental bikes, old-time horse carriages - pick what delights you.
Rumble is a great birding area where one can encounter some surprising species not expected in the center of a huge city.
Beautiful architecture, quite secluded nooks and spots, biking and running trails, volleyball courts and what not...
Beautiful and unique. Absolute must in any weather and any time of the year.
Written March 9, 2020
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Mandyibiza
Runcorn, UK561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
so many different parts to the part, the famous bridge, strawberry fields imagine opposite the Dakota building that John Lennons wife still lives in, The pond, zoo and the friends fountain plus many other movie scenes. Ice skating was also taking place and lovely to see. We took a pedicab round 45mins for $50 plus tip, you need to barter but this was great and don't take the first one at the gate. The guide was taking our photo and give loads of information.
Written February 2, 2020
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Kelsey L
Calgary, Canada96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Okay we all know Central Park is incredible. From the sites and views of the skyline and celebrities’ high rise homes surrounding it, to the famous movie/TV show moments filmed in it, to the overall experience of the park itself - it’s impossible to see the whole place in a short time. We were approached by a Pedi-Cab driver upon walking into the park (as I’m sure most people are), and let him give his spiel. He was friendly and hilarious, and was willing to give us a deal due to the exchange rate on the Canadian Dollar. It was a chilly day and we had already walked several thousand steps, so we agreed to the trip.
Honestly, best decision we made during our time in NYC. He was so informative and funny; he played music in lead up to certain points of the park (Friends theme song heading up to the fountain, Let It Be on the way to the John Lennon memorial), and made sure to stop at many places, volunteering to take photos of us for our memory banks. We also had blankets to keep us warm. The trip was supposed to be 45 min long, which turned into 90 minutes, with him even driving us back to Times Square afterwards! Even if he made up half the info he provided, I don’t even mind, it beats having to walk around for several hours without having any information on what you’re looking at!
Written January 11, 2020
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Nindyd
Birmingham, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So much to see here. You can either walk through the park but I would recommend this is done over a couple of days to take it all in. There is a little zoo within the Park, amazing views all around, you can hire a bike for $20 for 2 hours to ride through the park - well laid markings for bikers, runners & horse/carriage rides.
Written February 28, 2020
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538leslieh
Monroe, OH26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Took a horse drawn carriage ride through central park and it was a great way to see the park. John Phair was our driver and he provided lots of interesting facts about Central Park, NYork, and surrounding properties. The carriage had a top that can close to cover you in case of rain and a blanket in case of cold. The horse drawn carriages are a better deal and more comfortable than the bicycle carriages. The horse drawn carriages are licensed and the bicycle ones are not. The drivers are super nice.
Our driver gave us a carrot to feed our horse, Roger. He also allowed us time to take pictures next to the horse and carriage.
After our tour we walked about 5 minutes to eat at Tavern on the Green.
Written February 10, 2020
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91JC
London, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
You could literally spend hours walking around Central Park. There is so much to see and it features in so many films so it is fun to find the different locations they used. There are lots of lakes and bridges and plenty of coffee shops. There are plenty of horse and carriages if you want a leisurely ride around the park, they have prices on the side of the carriages but they are negotiable. Alternatively, there are lots of rickshaws too but they seemed very expensive this time. The carriage and rickshaw drivers all give you information about the park during the trip and they point out celebrity homes too. There is a plaque on the floor in the Strawberry Fields part remembering John Lennon, it is close to where his apartment is. There is often someone playing the guitar there, singing Beatles songs. We always spend a lot of time here when visiting New York.
Written March 7, 2020
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Traveler66
BIRMINGHAM214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
In the centre of a city that never sleeps, this place offers some tranquility, beautiful lakes, ice rink, well kept grass and surroundings, very picturesque, Horse and carriage rides available, not sure of the cost. Zoo. $19.99 for 1 adult. Bit pricey. Family/ group tickets available. You could spend a good few hours at the park. Great place to visit.
Written January 15, 2020
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William G
Edinburgh, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We loved our time in Central Park. We took the 45 minute horse and carriage ride and although pricey it was well worth it. We were lucky that the weather was sunny and mild and our driver was so informative. It was amazing to see the areas where so many movies were filmed and to see the apartments where the stars lived. Would dfinitely recommend.
Written February 9, 2020
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