A visual masterpiece created by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux, Central Park has gone through major developments and restoration over time to carry on its initial purpose as an open-air oasis for a metropolitan city. No matter the season or reason for your visit, this national historic landmark is a setting for enjoying many pursuits: bicycle riding, strolling, rollerblading, ice-skating, picnicking, and much more!
Central Park is filled with a broad variety of activities that will keep any visitor content. No matter what your interests or when you are visiting, there is always something for everyone. You can have your own wedding in the park or hold a special event.
Throughout the year you can take a Guided Tour of the park in a Horse-Drawn Carriage, Pedicab Tour or on a Bicycle Tour, or if you're feeling independent you can rent a bike and tour around on your own. Visit the Central Park Zoo or take a self-guided Walking Tour to familiarize yourself with some of the more well-known spots in the Park.
For families, there are plenty of great Children's Activities and over 20 Children's Playgrounds. There are also a myriad of Sports that can be played in Central Park throughout all of the seasons.
Central Park offers hundreds of special attractions for solo explorers and families across its 843 acres: green meadows, sprawling waters, gardens, unique bridges, performance centers, educational facilities and classical architecture.
Above all, the greatest Attraction of Central Park – marked at the north by 110th Street, south by 59th Street, Fifth Avenue to the east and Central Park West on the west – is its picturesque beauty, filled with natural green landscapes, vistas as far as the eye can see, and a pastoral escape within the most-populated city in the U.S. Whether you choose to search out specific destinations or wander the hundreds of paths – each season, each day and each visit offers something new.
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