Central Park

Central Park, New York City: Hours, Address, Central Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Central Park
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks • Scenic Walking Areas
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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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Andrew G
77 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
An oasis of calm in a bustling city. Took the 20 minute carriage ride (about $50) - very pleasant with great interaction from ‘driver’. Good to see film locations including Home Alone 2. Great interaction and service at visitors’ centre. A peaceful start to our day.
Written April 30, 2022
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VibekeFaurby
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We had 6 days in New York. On the first day we (amongst lots other) went to Central Park and was convinced by a rickshaw driver to purchase a one hour tour of the park with him. We negotiated the price down A LOT before we agreed- so don’t accept the first (or second) price they give you! It was a lovely experience going around with him - he had lots of fun, quirky facts to share, and we stopped at a number of interesting points for a walk and pictures. We saw roughly half the park. All together a lovely experience.
A few days later we rented bikes and pedalled around for a couple of hours ourselves. A different, lovely experience.
Next time we come , we will go again - on foot.
Written February 20, 2020
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Donna M
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We were warned that the carriage experience was expensive but well worth it. They were right! Very expensive but worth every dollar for a family that had travelled half way around the world. (USD$160 35mins) We rode on Christmas Day so the busy season added to the cost. Usual cost was around USD$60 per 20 mins as posted on the side of their carriage. We would never have known the significance of anything had we walked around ourselves. We were lucky enough to get a host who was a true entertainer who was enthusiastic, hilarious and knew all the info old and relevant including which celebrities lived in surrounding buildings, film scenes shot there and historical information.
Written January 3, 2020
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lquadros
San Ramon, CA152 contributions
Apr 2022
If you are a tourist like we were and want to explore the park efficiently then please plan the path you are going to take. The park is huge and unless you have a whole day and unlimited energy, you will get tired and eventually give up. There are lots of websites that give you this info and also you can just look at the park map and chart your path.
The park is gorgeous and there is lots to see. The views from the park are just breathtaking. Take some snacks and lots of water along so you are covered for the length of time here. There are lots of street performers that entertain and please offer them something generous. They are really good.
I would estimate around 6 hours here. Have fun here.
Written April 17, 2022
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Martin W
Norwich, UK70 contributions
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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misha013
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK130 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We wanted to visit Central Park and were recommended to use Barrie and he was amazing.
There was four of us and we had 2 tuk Tuks at $30 pp for just over an hour which was great value.
Barrie took us to all the best parts of the park.
Took photos of us all so we could all be in them and never rushed us at all.
The guys rode together so we could chat as we went around the park.
They were great.
The park is so big you could spend a full day there and it doesn’t feel crowded at all.
It’s great to have a guide as they can point out the interesting things but you could wander around for the rest of the day and take in all of the scenery.
We were very fortunate and saw some choir singers while we there which made it very magical.
Written January 3, 2020
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Fussy Mayo Man
Dublin, Ireland61 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Central Park has it all. Drink in the tranquility of an early morning while looking up at the sky scrapers getting increasingly taller to the south. All seasons are spectacular in all sections but early fall is particularly picturesque. Buskers, walkers, joggers, children’s entertainers, roller skaters, hawkers, jugglers, dogs by the dozens. No visit to the big apple could be considered authentic without a trip to its green heart.
Written November 22, 2020
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Lynne R
5 contributions
Aug 2021
First, it is a beautiful park. There is so much to see as you walk along the paths. The issue that totally ruins all that Central Park has to offer, however, is the constant barrage of rats that run all over the place. From the moment we first entered the park to the point that we could not remain there any longer, there were rats everywhere, baby rats, small rats, medium sized rats and the large ones are frightening. I understand that this is New York City, but the leadership needs to do something to control the rat population running all over this place. It's really a health hazard. People bring their kids and pets there and with rats being what they are, it is not a good idea to visit Central Park. Such a shame. Beautiful park taken over by the rats.
Written September 24, 2021
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RosiePerth123
Dundee, UK189 contributions
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
233 contributions
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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