9 Best Things to Do in Central Park, the Green Heart of NYC 


Welcome to Central Park, the green heart of NYC. This 843-acre park offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Here are 10 must-do activities.

One of the most popular and romantic things to do in Central Park is to rent a rowboat or a kayak and explore the scenic Lake. 

Boating on the Lake 


Central Park Zoo is home to over 200 animals, including snow leopards, penguins, sea lions, and red pandas.  

Visiting the Zoo 


The Conservatory Garden is a formal garden with three sections: Italian, French, and English. 

Exploring the Gardens 


Central Park is also a museum of art, with over 50 sculptures and monuments scattered throughout the park. 

Enjoying the Art 


Central Park hosts many cultural events and performances throughout the year, especially in the summer.  

Watching a Show 


In the winter, Central Park transforms into a winter wonderland, with ice skating rinks, sledding hills, and snowman contests.  

Ice Skating at Wollman Rink 


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Central Park Carousel is one of the largest and oldest carousels in the country, dating back to 1908.  

Riding the Carousel 


Belvedere Castle is a fairy-tale castle perched on a hill overlooking Turtle Pond. It was built in 1872 as a lookout point and a weather station.  

Climbing the Castle 


Central Park has many spacious lawns where you can relax, picnic, play, or sunbathe. 

Relaxing on the Lawn 


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