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Central Park

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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...more
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59th to 110th Street, Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
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Central Park was another bucket list item for this UK family. The park covers a vast area surrounded by New York’s finest architecture and sky scrapers. There is so much to see and do within the park. Our visit was in the winter, so visiting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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It’s winter so it’s no where near as beautiful as spring/summer but it’s a land mark not to missed So much to see if you take the time to explore Take the time to look at a park map to see where and what you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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I really loved to see it covered in snow and i finally did i was so lucky the view was amazing i loved it

Date of experience: February 2019
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I nice walk or run in calming surroundings. Many places to sit down with a good cup of coffee to soak in everything. A big congrat to the busy city

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SiwRandi
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It is a beautiful park and needs at least 2 hours to see the park. It has a ice skating place and small zoo.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nazyc4
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Was going to rent a bike but it was too cold. Walked 10 KM and only saw a small portion of the park. Fabulous way to enjoy nature within Manhattan.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margriet R
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I got up early one morning and attended flea market, then walked back thru Central Park. A great walk with great views. a great place to exercise.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Central Park has been part of my life in New York City since I was a tiny tot and my dad would take us for long walks in the Park and then put me on the swings and swing me. I always loved the carousel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoyChristena
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Chilly evening but still busy people skating strolling and playing ! Ice creams were certainly being enjoyed as much as hot drinks and the atmosphere was light and relaxed

Date of experience: December 2018
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BoatHouse for oysters is a good stop. I would recommend a couple of the areas in the park that are available for quiet picnics.

Date of experience: March 2018
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January 29, 2019|
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Response from debsroberts01 | Reviewed this property |
There is no age limit, it's a park for everyone, well worth a visit
December 27, 2018|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
It will be cold. Also make sure that you and your guests have excellent directions to the Cove and that they will need to walk there, probably from the West 72d Street entrance.
December 4, 2018|
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Response from Marinales | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's just a park like lots other parks everywhere. Nothing special, may be only Zoo and moving clock are nice. This is my review, I was there in July 2018: I've heard a lot about this park and was very excited to... More
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Just got home ... can I come back? (10 Replies)
Have just returned from another fabulous jaunt to NYC (May 2-15)... and once again, LOVED IT! I'll make this report brief, as you guys hear this 'stuff' over and over again. My husband and I stayed with a friend in Brooklyn Heights, so had the advantage of some local knowledge and the wonderful experience of staying in Brooklyn. Also a balcony with a great view of lower Manhatten ... quite a few wines were consumed there over a few sunsets ... not tooooo shabby!) We have both had an...More
May 19, 2009|
Response fromazzaInEngland|
How lovely that you stayed in Brooklyn Heights, you lucky person! your report brought back memories of my recent holiday and the time we spent in Brooklyn but the trouble is, when you read everyone elses reports, you just want to get on a plane and get back there! (Unfortunately, I can't afford it!) And I enjoy reading about everyone's experiences while they're there, so I don't care how "un brief" you are!! Thanks for sharing.
Plan of action.. (4 Replies)
Hi All, after going over the map & help from here, ive put together a little plan of action to make use of our few days in NY..Please give any advice, would be a great help! Day 1 - Arrive mid afternoon, check in at hotel, freshen up then make our way out for a wander round, something to eat, supermarket, Times square Day 2 - Breakfast at about 9am, make our way to Pier on 42nd street for 11am, cruise leaves at 11.30am, 2hrs, back at pier 42 at arround 1.30pm, lunch, then onto Central...More
September 16, 2010|
Response fromAndee110|
With the amazing variety of local restaurants, I wouldn't waste my time at a mediocre chain like Hard Rock. To me, your itinerary is missing the fabulous museums and theater in NYC--but maybe that doesn't interest you. If you're doing TOTR, I'd skip the Empire State building.
Advice on things to do (4 Replies)
My husband and I have been to the city a few times. We will be driving from IN (yes, we are nuts) for a wedding. We have part of Sunday (8/30) free before we return home. We want to venture into the city. We are staying in Pomona, NY and plan to get up early. Our thought is to take the ferry from Weehawken across (we have done so before with friends) and figure out something fun to do for a few hours. We would be open to driving across as well.............I am looking for suggestions. We...More
July 31, 2015|
Response fromNorthofDC|
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and go to Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Promenade and the residential neighborhood in Brooklyn Heights. Actually do it in reverse order. Take the 2 or 3 train to Clark St-Brooklyn Heights; walk around the residential streets basically headed west and south until you get to the waterfront Promenade at or just north of Montague St (Clark St is a few blocks north of Montague, which is the street with stores and restaurants if that interests you. Walk north along the...More