New York, NY, USA
One of the most iconic parks in the world. It is incredible! Where tourist and local collide. It is absolutely huge with nooks and crannies for a variety of outdoor activities. It was designed by Frederick Olmsted and it still holds the history from much of it's original design. There are lakes, paths, bridges, knolls, rocks, fountains, trees, flowers, statues, memorials, and bike routes. Those are just the permanent fixtures. On any given day they have events and stages and people performing or selling things. The park has many hidden gems and it would take days to explore the whole thing. There are playgrounds for kids and boats to rent. There are soccer fields and baseball diamonds and ice skating rinks in season. So many movies have been filmed in the park which have turned certain bridges and fountains in to monuments of cinematic history as well.
Went to have a picnic in Central Park NYC. It was a friend's bucket list item. We live in NJ about 1 hour from the city limits. It took over 1 1/2 hours for us to get from the tunnel to Central Park! Once we parked in a garage ( $65.00 ) we walked to the park which was only 1 block away. It was of course crowded but, right when we entered we could see all the life activities going on. We spread our blanket under a tree near a Jazz group playing great music. We could hear other music playing throughout the park. Our little spot actually felt private. We had an amazing picnic. We finished the picnic and walked through the park some. So many activities and mini parks within the park. The park was clean and extremely enjoyable. You will always see and find something interesting in Central Park...... definitely worth the trip and expense.
Love walking in the park. So beautiful and peaceful. Then come out to the hustle and bustle of this great city. Just always be aware of who is around you, just like when you are on the streets. Walk with a friend, don't look at your phone every minute or have headphones on. But those are standard city walking etiquette. Enjoy!
Wonderful place. It has so many histories and places to see that I would recommend the guided tour with the buggy guys that offer the service around the park. I have been there during the winter and It was magical. I will come back one day during the summer as it might be even more beautiful. Go with time to spend and enjoy every moment. The cart ride is a bit pricey but worth every cent. 😃
One of the world's most famous parks. We celebrated my birthday with a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sat in the love seats of Wagner Cove, paid respects to John Lennon and wished for world peace in Strawberry Fields, and then the rain storm started! Would love to explore more next time we visit NYC.
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