Central Park
Central Park
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksParksScenic Walking Areas
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
About
For more than 150 years, visitors have flocked to Central Park's 843 green acres in the heart of Manhattan. Since 1980, the Park has been managed by the Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with the public. Central Park is open 6 am to 1 am daily. Visit the official website of Central Park to learn more about Park happenings and activities and to learn how you to help Central Park!
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  • Lonnie G
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive and its just a park.
    WOW. We rented bikes off site and rode through the park. What a great place to spend the day. It is just a park but there is so much to see and it is so large you never get bored. Next time I go I will spend the whole day.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Moe_Ipak
    United States411 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    We visited on a beautiful day. Rented bikes to see all major attractions within CP. It was easier to bike than walk. So many places to rest, relax, enjoy the view. This is a full day experience at the very least.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,006 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Green Lungs of the City
    We spent the entire afternoon here visiting some of the greatest hits like the Bethesda Fountain and the mall with all of the statues. Also Strawberry Fields. Lots of people around, all having a great time in excellent weather. Came back a week later to another part of the park further uptown and that was excellent also. Such beautiful landscaping. A green oasis.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Franziska K
    Mulhouse, France144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ideal to discover by bike
    Very nice and huge park. Ideal to discover with a bike. Rent a bike nearby and tour the park on your own. No need for a guided tour. Takes you about 2 hours if you drive slowly, stop at the MET, have a pique-nique in the park.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • MagsCox
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful oasis of calm in the city
    We visited Central Park on hot summer days in August. The trees, breeze, rocks, squirrels, birds, views, were beautiful. We even went back for an hour on our last day in New York. Love it!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • kfsvc78
    Springfield, Illinois115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Luv this place
    Beautiful place. One of the best New York experience I’ve done. Different area where you could enjoy different things, the fountain,the mall, little mini hike, the lake ,playground for different age group, the castle, the zoo n etc. Very versatile park, In the middle of New York City. Must do.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Paul M
    Gatineau, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience at Central Park
    Central Park is simply phenomenal! We took the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour which added to the pleasure! We also went to the French Yorkers bench; hint: it is near the basket ball courts… 😉
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • SallyPembrokeshire
    Wales, United Kingdom129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic Central Park!
    Stunning Central Park. Beautiful scenic park well worth a visit whilst in NYC. Great place for cycling, walking, running and so much more! Such a large space and so big that you can get lost! Remember what entrance you start at! Beautiful lakes and small wildlife roaming free within the park. Highly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Tracey Alley 8SM
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pictorial night of dining
    A pictorial night of dining Located in Manhattan New York, I visited GoldenPlates cinema, Upon entry you feel like you've entered a cinematic universe. Today Mamma Mia was being previewed. Once we found our table with our names we each took a seat where our names were placed. As soon as everyone sat down, the waiters were released and started taking orders from each table. After everyone's order was taken the waiters left the cinema. The movie went on when suddenly all the lights went off but one stayed on and faced a door where multiple shadows stood The shadows soon came out the final song of the movie played "I Have a Dream". Once the song started the actors started singing a dancing. They were all dressed like different characters. The main character soon took the stage and we realized it was Amanda Seyfried the actual actor who played in the movie. Gradually the audience started to get up from their seats and started dancing around too. In conclusion, The service was first class, With the staff ensuring your meal was perfectly timed with the movie. The menu either had food from the movie or drinks related to the movie but don't worry there were different diet options. The cinema offers other movies which I hope to see soon. This place is perfect for any event all under the price of $100 per person. Be prepared to be shocked, entertained, and just full of joy from the first scene to the final scene.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, United Kingdom850 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to visit, go with Friends in mind
    has to be part of a first visit to New York and would return again. Lots of winding paths take you to points of interest. We had planned to hire bikes but these are intended for the main roadways only, not the network of smaller paths so we think it is better to arrive with fresh legs and walk several miles to see most of it
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
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Martin W
Norwich, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were actually in the park for around five hours. Spring flowers dotted around morning were a joy on a cold Spring morning. The park was alive with people of all ages walking, running, cycling and having fun. We also visited the zoo. It only takes a couple of hours to see the limited display of animals, but the zoo is well laid out, extremely clean and well worth the modest entry price.
Written 23 March 2020
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RosiePerth123
Dundee, UK188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We live in Scotland and have lots of parks so we didn't expect it to impress us but we were blown away by the beauty of this park. Lots of different aspects to it and we saw it in the snow making it very beautiful.We hired a Pedicab in advance with an agreed price from Go Hybrid $80 for 75 minutes and our driver Chouiab was first class with his information and we saw things we wouldn't have on our own and he is also a photographer who took some amazing photos of us.To get the most out of a visit I highly recommend obtaining a guided tour.
Written 20 January 2020
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Sergey B
234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We were so lucky to get to the Central Park on the warmest spring day of the year (yet)!
The weather was unbelievably warm, with cloudless, bottomless blue skies, caressing sunshine and occasional refreshing breezes.
The place was teeming with people but it didn’t matter.
The first spring flowers were out - daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops. Some of the trees sported first hints of new foliage and other bursted into bloom. The air was alive with birds’ songs, chirps, whistles and chatter.
It was a quintessential manifestation of advancing spring and a great promise of more beautiful days to come.
The Park was offering its delights to thousands of New Yorkers and visitors. Playgrounds welcome the little ones, green meadows host impromptu picnics, rocks provide great perching opportunities to everyone who feels like climbing them. Paddle boats, rental bikes, old-time horse carriages - pick what delights you.
Rumble is a great birding area where one can encounter some surprising species not expected in the center of a huge city.
Beautiful architecture, quite secluded nooks and spots, biking and running trails, volleyball courts and what not...
Beautiful and unique. Absolute must in any weather and any time of the year.
Written 9 March 2020
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Mandyibiza
Runcorn, UK561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
so many different parts to the part, the famous bridge, strawberry fields imagine opposite the Dakota building that John Lennons wife still lives in, The pond, zoo and the friends fountain plus many other movie scenes. Ice skating was also taking place and lovely to see. We took a pedicab round 45mins for $50 plus tip, you need to barter but this was great and don't take the first one at the gate. The guide was taking our photo and give loads of information.
Written 2 February 2020
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Kelsey L
Calgary, Canada96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Okay we all know Central Park is incredible. From the sites and views of the skyline and celebrities’ high rise homes surrounding it, to the famous movie/TV show moments filmed in it, to the overall experience of the park itself - it’s impossible to see the whole place in a short time. We were approached by a Pedi-Cab driver upon walking into the park (as I’m sure most people are), and let him give his spiel. He was friendly and hilarious, and was willing to give us a deal due to the exchange rate on the Canadian Dollar. It was a chilly day and we had already walked several thousand steps, so we agreed to the trip.
Honestly, best decision we made during our time in NYC. He was so informative and funny; he played music in lead up to certain points of the park (Friends theme song heading up to the fountain, Let It Be on the way to the John Lennon memorial), and made sure to stop at many places, volunteering to take photos of us for our memory banks. We also had blankets to keep us warm. The trip was supposed to be 45 min long, which turned into 90 minutes, with him even driving us back to Times Square afterwards! Even if he made up half the info he provided, I don’t even mind, it beats having to walk around for several hours without having any information on what you’re looking at!
Written 11 January 2020
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Nindyd
Birmingham, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So much to see here. You can either walk through the park but I would recommend this is done over a couple of days to take it all in. There is a little zoo within the Park, amazing views all around, you can hire a bike for $20 for 2 hours to ride through the park - well laid markings for bikers, runners & horse/carriage rides.
Written 28 February 2020
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538leslieh
Monroe, OH26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Took a horse drawn carriage ride through central park and it was a great way to see the park. John Phair was our driver and he provided lots of interesting facts about Central Park, NYork, and surrounding properties. The carriage had a top that can close to cover you in case of rain and a blanket in case of cold. The horse drawn carriages are a better deal and more comfortable than the bicycle carriages. The horse drawn carriages are licensed and the bicycle ones are not. The drivers are super nice.
Our driver gave us a carrot to feed our horse, Roger. He also allowed us time to take pictures next to the horse and carriage.
After our tour we walked about 5 minutes to eat at Tavern on the Green.
Written 10 February 2020
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91JC
London, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
You could literally spend hours walking around Central Park. There is so much to see and it features in so many films so it is fun to find the different locations they used. There are lots of lakes and bridges and plenty of coffee shops. There are plenty of horse and carriages if you want a leisurely ride around the park, they have prices on the side of the carriages but they are negotiable. Alternatively, there are lots of rickshaws too but they seemed very expensive this time. The carriage and rickshaw drivers all give you information about the park during the trip and they point out celebrity homes too. There is a plaque on the floor in the Strawberry Fields part remembering John Lennon, it is close to where his apartment is. There is often someone playing the guitar there, singing Beatles songs. We always spend a lot of time here when visiting New York.
Written 7 March 2020
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Traveler66
BIRMINGHAM214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
In the centre of a city that never sleeps, this place offers some tranquility, beautiful lakes, ice rink, well kept grass and surroundings, very picturesque, Horse and carriage rides available, not sure of the cost. Zoo. $19.99 for 1 adult. Bit pricey. Family/ group tickets available. You could spend a good few hours at the park. Great place to visit.
Written 15 January 2020
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William G
Edinburgh, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We loved our time in Central Park. We took the 45 minute horse and carriage ride and although pricey it was well worth it. We were lucky that the weather was sunny and mild and our driver was so informative. It was amazing to see the areas where so many movies were filmed and to see the apartments where the stars lived. Would dfinitely recommend.
Written 9 February 2020
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