Top 10 Attractions in CENTRAL PARK
1 Berkley Castle
2 Central Park Zoo
3 Bethesda Fountain and Terrace
4 Loeb Boathouse on The Lake
5 Conservatory Gardens
6 Strawberry Fields Memorial
7 The Carousel
8 Cleopatra’s Needle
9 The Mall
10 Liberty Walk
Things To Do In CENTRAL PARK
- walking Tours or just take a stroll.
- Re t a bike or take a bike tour.
- Hire a horse and carriage ride
- Horse back riding
- Have a relaxing meal
- Watch the buskers
- If in winter go ice skating
Central Park is an enormous park in the middle of Manhattan Island.
Stroll where so many famous people have been.
It’s fantastic to be in the location where so many movies and television series have been filmed.
A visit to Central Park is what tourism is all about!
Interesting facts about Central Park.
The park is 843 acres (1.317 sq mi; 3.41 km2). It is 2.5 miles (4 km) long between 59th Street (Central Park South) and 110th Street (Central Park North), The park is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.
Originally built because the rocks in this site were so tough they could not be dynamited. The roadways inside the park were curved to prevent horse and carriage races in the 1850s. But really it was also meant to enhance the value of the nearby properties. Well it did do that!
A look-a-like castle with great views from the rooftop.
Central Park Zoo
Location: 64th Street and 5th Avenue
Hundreds of animals & a great 4D show. Plus you can say you’ve been to the zoo in Central Park NYC.
Bethesda Fountain and Terrace
A relaxing and beautiful section of the park. Featuring ‘The Angel of Waters’ statue. Here you can sit and just relax.
Six acres of flowers, trees and shrubs. Enter through the wrought iron Vanderbilt Gate off Fifth Avenue. Here you will find a garden which is divided into three distinct styles. Being French, Italian, and English. The French garden features a bronze fountain ‘Three Dancing Maidens’ by Walter Schott.
Loeb Boathouse on The Lake
A great place to sit, relax and enjoy the lake view while having your meal. Dining is inside or out, and either way is fantastic. Located on the eastern side of the lake, take a look.tt
The Mall and Literary Walk
Fancy a walk in the park? Well this is the place for you. The ‘Mall’ is a big wide tree-lined walkway. Leading on to the ‘Liberty Walk’ with it’s statues of literary greats.
The Carousel Ride
Join hundreds of tourist and local New Yorkers with a time lapse in entertainment. Riding these hand carved horses is a memory forever.
Strawberry Fields Memorial
A quiet area of the park and is dedicated to John Lennon. He lived just outside of the park in the Dakota Building.
The name is from the Beatles song “Strawberry Fields Forever.” The garden was planned by the city and his widow Yoko Ono.
In the middle is the ‘Imagine’ mosaic memorial. The mosaic was donated by the city of Naples, Italy. It was designed by Italian mosaic artists and honors his solo record Imagine’. Strawberry Fields represents a “Garden of Peace” with flowers from around the world.
The Lake Pond
Sit and relax by this pond. It’s sp tranquil. But on the weekends this is where all the mode boat enthusiast gather.
The oldest object in the park. The obelisk was constructed in Egypt in 1400 BC. Built 1000 years before Cleopatra. But that’s the name.
Interesting Trivia about the Needle
Actually it’s a twin with a second Cleopatra’s Needle located in England on the Thames River.
The obelisk was moved from Alexandria to New York in 1880.
But it wasn’t easy! To transport the obelisk a hole was cut into the hull of the ship, and the obelisk was rolled into it atop cannonballs. Arriving in New York it was moved by wagon hitched up to 32 horses. They had to move very slowly In fact it took 112 days to move the obelisk from New York Harbor to Central Park.
Ice Skating in winter
Weather permitting, this is a super memory. Ice Skating in Central Park in the middle of New York City.