If you are planning a trip to New York City, a visit to Central Park is likely on the top of your list. If it isn’t, it should be. This beautiful park encompasses 843 acres of green space, water bodies, bridges, gardens, castles, fountains and several other attractions. It is also full of history, being built in 1857 as a way to promote a sense of community in the Big Apple. If you are planning to visit to Central Park in the near future you will want to look at our top 10 unique ways to get the most out of your experience.
One of the best ways to take in Central Park is by bike because you can slowly visit all the attractions, such as the John Lennon Imagine Mosaic, where you will likely be able to listen to live musicians playing his songs. You can also take in the scenery of the Bow Bridge, Belvedere Castle and the Central Park Reservoir. If you want to be sure to get the best out of your visit, you can sign up for the Central Park Bike Tour, which is led by an official local who will give you all the details on the fascinating park.
No trip to New York is complete without a taste of the local food. You can take a Hell’s Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll, where you will begin your day visiting Manhattan’s favourite local restaurants. Then you can burn off the calories with a stroll in the park. You will see all the sites and learn about lots of interesting facts, including information about Central Park’s real estate value and where the only straight path in the park leads.