Touring New York City: 5 Central Park Landmarks You Need To See

New York’s Central Park is world famous for its beauty and diversity of landmarks. It has beautiful places to visit, an infinite amount of activities to partake in, and lots of intriguing people to meet.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Located in Manhattan, Central Park is a perfect place for good food and good people. It spans on 843 acres of land and features meadows, bridges, beautifully arranged gardens, playgrounds – the list is endless.

To help you pick out some of the best attractions to visit in the Central Park, here are 5 landmarks you shouldn’t miss the next time you visit.

1.Wollman Ice Skating Rink

The skating rink can start as cheaply as $5 for children and is open during the week including holidays. This is the perfect getaway during winter and is ideal for people enjoy some outdoor activity during low temperature times.

It’s a perfect and safe place for the whole family to have a great time, let off some steam while learning the art of skating on ice and experience quality family bonding time.

Backpacking in New York City: Central Park Tours

Relaxing at Central Park in NYC in 2007 with Nina and Cassiano

2.Bethesda Fountain
Bethesda Fountain has appeared in many films and stands as a landmark that has been one of the highlights of Central Park for it’s gorgeous presence. This majestic fountain features the grand Angles of Waters statue dedicated to celebrate the fresh water system.

Situated in the center of Bethesda Terrace, the fountain serves as a peaceful place you can visit to read, take a stroll, or to take family pictures.

3.Wildlife Center

The Wildlife Center, with over 6.5 acres of land, houses various animals including penguins and ant farms. This is a great place to keep your kids entertained and learn about nature and various animal species. It affordable and worth checking out, whether you are exploring solo, or bringing your family along.

It’s a great way for kids to learn about their surroundings and get educated about nature while they explore and have a good time.

Wildlife, NYC

4.The Conservatory Garden

House to many beautiful flower species, the Conservatory Garden is definitely a site to see. It’s home to a water fountain and nicely pruned bushes complemented by green grass in the summer.

It is more than six acres long so there is plenty to see and explore. It’s got no shortage of exotic flowers like tulips and Japanese flowers.

Gardens, NYC

5.Various Sports Attractions
Itching to play some sports in the Central Park? They have that too! There are plenty of baseball, basketball, or tennis courts around to break a sweat. A good way to amp up your Central Park tour is to rent some bikes for a few bucks.

That way you get around a lot faster and you get to see a lot more of the park, especially when you’re short on time.

Central Park is home to an innumerable amount of things to do. There is just way too much to see and do all at the same time. That’s why it’s good to pace yourself, grab a Central Park map, and make sure you are doing the most with your time there.

Nina and I touring Central Park, NYC in 2007

Nina and I touring Central Park, NYC in 2007

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