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Explore Central Park NY

February 15, 2018
Category: New York Attractions

Central Park is the most popular urban park in the country. Around forty million visitors set foot in the park every year. Spanning approximately eight hundred and forty-three acres, Central Park is a major landmark in the city of New York. Located in Manhattan, the park is bordered by 110th Street, Eighth Avenue, 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. The park has attained global popularity over the decades, primarily because of the various movies and television shows that have been filmed here. The park was a little smaller when it was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted through the late 1850s, but it was expanded soon after. The total area has remained unchanged since 1873. It is now a National Historic Landmark and a World Heritage site as recognized by UNESCO.

About Central Park

There are so many attractions at and around Central Park that you could very well spend several days if you wish to explore them all. Some of the major draws are Alice in Wonderland, Balto, Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, the Carousel, the Central Park Zoo, Cherry Hill, Chess & Checkers House, Conservatory Garden, Conservatory Water, Great Lawn, Kerbs Boathouse, Ladies Pavilion, Minton Tile Ceiling, Obelisk, Shakespeare Garden, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, The Lake, The Loch, The Mall, The Pond and Wollman Rink.

Central Park is massive, and that is understating it. The park is actually larger than Vatican City. Many people used to lose their way while exploring the urban haven but not anymore. There are apps, information kiosks, audio tours, and docents. The app can help you to navigate and lead you to all major attractions.

Two decades ago, Central Park had hosted almost a million people at a concert. On any given day, you will find innumerable tourists and locals, walking and jogging, relaxing, playing and working. Visitors to Central Park should check out the official website prior to touring to plan your day.

Stay at The Kenilworth

Central Park is approximately 21 miles from The Kenilworth. Our country setting offers proximity to Manhattan and is the perfect refuge for guests looking for a respite from the hustle of the city. Visitors to the area can book directly online at the hotel to get the best deal.