It’s impossible to imagine New York without its brilliant green jewel, Central Park. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the 843-acre masterpiece provides a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle, whether you’re on a midtown lunch break or during an early morning run. (For the best skyline views, jog around the 1.58-mile reservoir, a favourite of Jackie O. and Bill Clinton). If you’re visiting on a weekend, join the thousands who run New York Road Runners races of all lengths throughout the park. Other can’t-miss photo ops include Bethesda Fountain, Sheep Meadow, the kid-friendly carousel and zoo, and wintertime ice-skating at Wollman Rink.
Trust us, you won’t be able to miss Central Park, located in the heart of Manhattan, and which acts as the barrier separating the Upper East and Upper West Sides.
Central Park | 59th Street to 110th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West | +1 212 310 6600