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“Favorite place in NYC”
Review of Central Park

Central Park
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$45.00*
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Small-Group Central Park Bike Tour
Ranked #1 of 1,090 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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“Favorite place in NYC”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Skip the crappy map the kiosk vendors sell. Buy a quality map of the entire park for the same $2 at the Dairy Barn Visitor Center and Gift Shop--you'll find it between the Carousel and Chess and Checker House on one side, and the Central Park zoo on the other. The gift shop there is run by the Central Park Conservancy, so part of their proceeds go to maintaining the park, AND the souvenir stuff they sell is much nicer than you'll find in many of the street vendor kiosks.
Also, I highly recommend Kerb's Boathouse as a great place to sit outside, relax and have a drink, while you let your kids rent one of the remote controlled sailboats!

Visited June 2014
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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“Beautiful and surprised”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We didn't know what to expect but when we took our ride through Central Park we were surprised with the cleanliness and beauty of it. It is a must see while in NYC.

Visited June 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful place surrounded by the big city”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I took a horse and cart ride around Central park to see the best bits of the park. Very surreal that this beautiful lush green landscape blossoms in the middle of all the skyscrapers.

Visited June 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Nice & sweet”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice little ride through CP. Our horse was Murphy. Our driver was from Ireland & super nice. We chose him because he was right up front & didn't have what's called, "barkers" out trying to drum up business for him He showed us the buildings that some of the celebs live in, etc. I was more hell-bent on finding the Balto statue for my daughters to see! (If you don't know about Balto...look him up. He was a husky from Nome, Alaska ;-) He drove us right up to the statue! Knew exactly what we wanted to see. It's a nice little break for tired feet. Worth it.

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Ontario
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“Relaxing Walk to Cafe”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We walked the S/W corner to Tavern on the Green. Did not eat in the main dinning are. There is a small take out affiliated Cafe with a shaded patio. Sat for refreshments, a bit of people watching & a enjoying the surroundings.

Visited June 2014
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