American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, it’s one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions.  People come from all over the world to visit the Museum.  It is gigantic; it covers four city blocks between 77th and 81st on Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.  You can get lost in this place, but have no fear because wherever... Read More

West Village

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The West Village is a special place in New York City.  New Yorkers speak of the hustle and bustle of the city a lot and how they would like to get away now and then; the West Village is one of those places that accomplishes just that.  When you think of the West Village, people immediately think of the word neighborhood.  There are so many areas in the city that give people a... Read More

Bow Bridge, Autumn

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It has often been said that autumn is one of the most romantic seasons in New York, so it’s not surprising that the Bow Bridge, one of the park’s most famous and romantic locations has been the silent star in many movie scenes, including films like Autumn in New York! This bridge whose walkway consists of South American hardwood is the second oldest cast iron bridge in America.  Measuring... Read More

The Pond, Autumn

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The East 62nd Street entrance to Central Park is home to The Pond. Located steps away from The Plaza Hotel, Grand Army Plaza and the 5th Ave Apple Store, this entrance offers a quick escape from the hectic rush of the holiday shopping season.  If you’re visiting NYC you’ll probably already have your camera in hand and you’ll be glad you do.  If you’re... Read More

Bethesda Terrace Autumn

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With just a week or two left to see the most incredible Autumn colors in Central Park, you need to get those cameras out and head over to the Bethesda Terrace.  This spot is the most photographed place in Central Park.  The fountain, also known for its Statue of an Angel, blessing the pool, where people from all over the world come to relax and observe.  Just beyond the Fountain... Read More

Imagine

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John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9th, 1940 and died at 40 years old when his life was taken on December 8th 1980. He was one of the original Beatles and one of the greatest song writers of his time.  When you think of John Lennon, not only do you think of the Beatles, he was in image for “Love is all you need “ and Give Peace a Chance “.  John moved... Read More

Turtle Pond

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Turtle Pond in Central Park is a habitat for turtles (red-eared slider, snapping, box, painted, and musk turtles).  At sunset you can see the Belvedere Castle and trees over the lake with colorful sunset reflections, which is more beautiful than it is during the day.  Nearby Attractions: Belvedere Castle, Turtle Pond, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare in the Park, Great Lawn... Read More

Bethesda Terrace

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Bethesda Terrace is known as the heart of Central Park, and offers breathtaking views of both the Lake and the Ramble.  It is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive and is connected to the famous Mall.  Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the Terrace, also known as “The Angel of Water”,... Read More

Great Lawn

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The Great Lawn has presented over the years some of the most popular concert events in the history of New York. The lawn is 55 acres of green pastors where people play softball, soccer, frisbee, as well as picnicking, and sunbathing.  On September 15th, Andrea Bocelli performed in Central Park at the Great Lawn for 60,000 people. If you missed the concert it will air December... Read More

Shakespeare Garden

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Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is filled with beautiful colorful flowers, which covers four-acres of plants that change according to the season. This garden is named after the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, located near the Delacorte Theatre, where Shakespeare in the Park is held every summer.   Click Here to view Shakespeare Garden in June The garden... Read More

Conservatory Garden

Conservatory Garden

Conservatory Garden is a formal garden in the park, with flowers and plants on 6 acres of land, comprised of 3 garden styles - French Garden, Italian Garden, and the English Garden. Conservatory Garden offers a colorful setting of flowers and plants throughout spring, summer and fall. English Garden is the most colorful spot in the park featuring the Burnett Fountain constructed... Read More

Loeb Boathouse

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Loeb Boathouse is located in the heart of Central Park, over looking the Lake, and steps away from Bethesda Terrace, Conservatory Water and the Ramble. You can rent a rowboat, bike or take a gondola ride, as well as have a romantic lunch or dinner at the famous Boathouse Restaurant. Boat and Bike Rentals – Details “Rowboat Rental Weather Permitting 10:00 AM TILL... Read More

Ladies Pavilion

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The Ladies Pavilion is a romantic victorian vintage overlooking the Lake. The shed was built in 1871, and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886), as a shelter for people waiting for the trolley at 8th Avenue and 59th Street. This 19th century American decor art structure relocated to Central Park around early 1900′s. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Relaxing... Read More

Hernshead

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Hernshead is a rocky opening overlooking the Lake, and steps away from the Ladies Pavilion. This area offers romantic views of the manhattan skyline, reflecting off the water. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. A great place to hangout with friends or read a book. One of the most romantic places in the park. Beautiful during the springtime and summer with blooming... Read More

Bow Bridge

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Bow Bridge is one of the most beautiful designed cast iron bridges in the world. It spans out 60 feet across the Lake, connecting the landscape of Cherry Hill with the winding pathways of the Ramble. The Bow Bridge has been in many film shoots for movies and TV. The bridge walkway is constructed ipe, a South American hardwood. The Bow Bridge is named for its curve, and its the... Read More

Literary walk

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The south end of the Mall is called the Literary Walk, due to the fact that most of the statues are famous book authors along the walkway of the mall, such as William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and Walter Scott – but there are other famous men, including Christopher Columbus. Olmsted Flower Bed at the end of the Literary walk. Statue of William Shakespeare Springtime Statue... Read More

Pond

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The Pond is located on the south side of Central Park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, steps away from the Grand Army Plaza. The Pond is conveniently located across the street from the Plaza Hotel and the 5th Avenue Apple Store – Its the most visited area of Central Park, with picturesque scene of the Gapstow Bridge. The entrance to this location is on 6th Avenue and Central... Read More

Gapstow Bridge

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Gapstow Bridge is a rustic, stone structure bridge offering breath taking views of city skyscrapers, and the Plaza Hotel.  The stone bridge curves over the Pond within Central Park - Built in 1896 by Howard & Caudwell, the original bridge was built in 1874 and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Checkout Autumn in New York: The Pond... Read More

Ramble

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Ramble is made up of 38 acres of woods and forest like confusing trails, along with streams and stunning views of Lake and wildlife in the middle of  Central Park. The Ramble was completely man-made and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Things to See nearby: Bow Bridge, Azalea Pond, Gill, Ramble Stone Arch, Lake and Oak Bridge. The Ramble is the most popular... Read More

Belvedere Castle

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The Belvedere Castle and the Vista Rock offers the highest elevation view point of all of Central Park.  This castle is hidden in the middle of Central Park and most people don’t even know about the castle, unless you see it from the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, or the Delacorte Theater.  The Castle was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1865 – A historical... Read More

Sheep Meadow

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Sheep Meadow is 15 acres of beautiful open grass space with a great view of the city, along with trees and skyscrapers surrounding the area. A great place to soak up some sun, have a picnic, play frisbee and people watch. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, Balto, Ramble, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Mall, and Lake. In the Springtime, its... Read More

Strawberry Fields

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The memorial to John Lennon is in Strawberry Fields, a black-and white mosaic called “Imagine”.  Strawberry Fields and the memorial was created in 1981 with funds provided by Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon. Fans stop and leave flowers or candles all year round, but on October 9th, on John Lennon’s Birthday a huge crowd gathers every year to sing, pray and... Read More

Horse-Drawn Carriage

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Horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park is a romantic way to see the most famous park in the World. This ride is also a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Horse-drawn carriages line up at the Grand Army Plaza and along Central Park South between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The carriage ride through Central Park... Read More

Reservoir

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The Central Park Reservoir now officially named the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir – is one of the most popular jogging and walking areas in the city. With 1.58 mile track that encircles the 106 acre body of water – this area offers runners and walkers one of the best views of the skyline. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Sammy having a great time. Joggers... Read More

Conservatory Water

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Conservatory Water is known as the Model Boat Pond and its incredibly beautiful and picturesque, with its pool of reflecting water, as well as curving benches running along the path that surrounds the entire pool of water.  Inspired by the model boat ponds of late 19th century Paris, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created a place where children and adults can enjoy the... Read More

The Mall

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What else can you do in Central Park besides row a boat, ride a carousel, see a concert, take a walking tour, enjoy a picnic or get completely lost in 843 acres?  Stroll through the Central Park Mall, which runs through the middle of Central Park from 66th to 72nd street.  The Central Park Mall is the most active gathering place in the Park for New York residents and tourists... Read More