If you’re a fan of ’90s sitcoms set in New York you’ll want to act out your favorite small screen moments set in this iconic park.
There’s no better way to explain how big Central Park is than to say: really big. No, bigger than that. If you need more specifics, the green space runs from 59th Street to 110th Street, which works out to be over 50 blocks of trees, ponds, walking trails, and open skies. NYC may be the city that never sleeps, but on a nice afternoon in the middle of the summer, don’t be surprised to see plenty of people spread out on blankets for a peaceful nap.
Treat your stomach to a tasty bite of a New York hot dog or creamy ice cream at a kiosk along one of Central Park’s winding pathways. In the mood for more of a sit down meal? Book a table at one of the indoor restaurants in the park that give you the chance to have a relaxing dining experience no matter the weather.
The word “park” might conjure up images of playing Frisbee, running, and picnicking, which are all very doable in Central Park, but keep in mind – this isn’t your average urban oasis. No, it’s much more. Get up close to your favorite creatures at the Central Park Zoo, do you best balancing act at a public ice rink, or get your culture on at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which sits on the park’s eastern edge.
Fans of the Beatles can step into over two acres of trees dedicated to John Lennon, a space known as Strawberry Fields, while aspiring country superstars can stand in the area Garth Brooks used to perform a 1997 concert to almost a million people.
Want to make a splash? Sign up for a swimming lesson at the Lasker Pool or rent a rowboat to take for a spin. Make friends with the ducks and other water birds who are living the good life with their own island habitat in the lake.