Central Park - New York City's Urban Oasis
An urban wonder and green oasis in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park features 843 acres of beautiful scenery, outdoor spaces, lawns, playgrounds, lakes, ponds, bridges, trails, and attractions framed by a high-rise cityscape. Explore the natural and historic splendor of Central Park's landscape that blends harmoniously with Manhattan's concrete jungle. With magnificent gardens, woodlands, a lake, scenic jogging and bike trails, sweeping lawns, athletic fields, and a boathouse, Central Park is a sanctuary for the soul. Explore the park's classic architecture, stunning statues and sculptures, fountains, performance venues, carousel, historic landmarks, two skating rinks, a swimming pool, and attractions such as Central Park Children's Zoo and Wildlife Center, National Weather Station and Nature Observatory at Belvedere Castle, Delacorte Theatre, Bethesda Terrace, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the Great Lawn, which has hosted the most popular concerts and musical events in NYC history, to The Obelisk, the oldest public monument in North America, Central Park is verdant escape in the middle of Manhattan.
New York City's Central Park Attractions.
A destination of dramatic beauty and history, Central Park is packed with exciting things to do and see. Celebrate the life of John Lennon at Strawberry Fields, a landscaped memorial that features a mosaic with the word IMAGINE. Snap a picture of the bronze Alice in Wonderland sculpture. Explore the Tisch Children's Zoo, featuring the Wildlife Theater and Enchanted Forest petting zoo. Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park at the outdoor Delacorte Theatre, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's finest art museums, and tour the Discovery Center, an environmental education center. Enjoy dining at the Boathouse Restaurant, with wonderful sunset views over the lake.
New York Hotel Near Central Park - InterContinental New York Barclay.
Located just a walking distance away from Central Park, the InterContinental New York Barclay is an iconic hotel in Midtown Manhattan's East Side, full of history and glamour. This contemporary hotel offers extraordinary service, magnificent interiors, elegant accommodations and suites, a health club, concierge, state-of-the-art business center, exquisite meeting/event space, limo service, and the casually hip Barclay Bar & Grill serving fresh, innovative cuisine. Book our New York City Sightseeing Package or
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New York City's Central Park Activities.
New York City's Central Park is a beautiful destination for outdoor recreation. Rent a gondola at the Loeb Boathouse, one of the most famous landmarks of Central Park, or paddle around the 22-acre Lake in a row boat. Ride the historic carousel, with 58 hand-carved, brightly colored horses and ornate folk art chariots. Climb Belvedere Castle for enchanting views of the park, wander through the Conservatory Garden, go ice skating at the Wollman Ice Skating Rink, and cross the Pond on Gapstow Bridge. Explore other Central Park highlights such as Shakespeare Gardens, North Meadow, and the Obelisk, Central Park's monolithic monument erected around 1500 BC!