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Central Park – New York

Central Park – New York is one of the most famous parks in the world, in a rectangle of 3.4 km2 in the middle of Manhattan, it is almost impossible to know it completely. But here I will give you tips on how to enjoy this amazing place!

Central Park – New York

For those of you who have little time in the city, it is possible to schedule a visit to Central Park after strolling through Fifth Avenue (it is possible to see the park reaching 59th Street), after visiting the West Side or Upper East (after visiting the Metropolitan Museum).

In fact, opportunities abound as the park extends from the street 59 to 110🇧🇷 But book on minimum 2h to walk around the park and enjoy the New York climate.

Central Park - New York

Central Park – when to go?

We went to visit Central Park in end of April – the flowers were already beautiful and the park was in a festive mood. (For me, this is definitely the best time).

I think we stayed for about 3 hours between walks and moments when we just sat down to enjoy everything that happened around us.

It is possible to go through it completely, but as it is huge, we went to some of the most interesting points (in my humble opinion).

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What to see inside Central Park – New York

Below is a short summary of the places we know within Central Park:

Strawberry Fields

Located in Central Park West, the teardrop garden is a tribute to John Lennon (who lived across the street in Ed. Dakota).

Place Central Park's Most Visited, is maintained by John Lennon's widow – Yoko Ono – through donations.

IMAGINE - John Lennon

The tiled mosaic is always full of flowers. In it is written imagine (name of one of his most famous songs).

Great Lawn

Between 79th and 86th Street is The Great Lawn ?? a place where locals spend time during hot days.


About 62nd Street on the west side of the park.

It was the backdrop for the animated film Madagascar

Opening hours: April to October: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, weekends from 10am to 5:30pm; from November to March – daily from 10am to 4.30pm.

The Mall

A large tree-lined corridor. Walking there is a guarantee of great photos!

Conservatory Garden

Conservatory Garden

On the east side, around 105th Street, is one of the most charming spots in the park. It is a kind of labyrinth with small gardens, full of fountains and sculptures.

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle - NY

At the height of 82nd Street, climbing the tower, you will have a wonderful view of Central Park. 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Delacorte Theater

Theater where, in the summer, Shakespeare's plays are staged.

Bethesda Terrace

It is located near 72nd Street – right in the middle of Central Park.

Bethesda Terrace - Central NY Park

climb on Upper Terrace to have a complete view of the place and to appreciate the famous fountain angel of the waters – created by Emma Stebbins in 1873. [and sets for many American films].

Central Park – address

Central Park is located between 59th street south, 110th street north, 5th Avenue to the east and Central Park West to the west.

The western part can be reached with the B and C subways that stop at several different points in Central Parque West.

The 6 train is the closest to the east – although you'll need to walk a little west from Lexington Avenue.

Below is a map where you can locate the attractions I mentioned above and make your itinerary through the park 🙂

Central Park - New York map

What I liked most about Central Park – New York

One of the things I enjoyed the most was reading the messages written on the park benches.

Each bench contained a message – part of the story of people who loved the place. What's more, we've seen weddings, photo shoots, parties… a totally different Manhattan-style place. A paradise in the middle of a stone jungle.

central park benches - NY
central park benches - NY

And that's right, the simple thing that makes a beautiful difference!

I hope you enjoyed my expedition! Do you already know the park or intend to go someday?

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