Top 5 Not To Miss Attractions in Central Park, NYC

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Central Park plays a pivotal role in the daily lives of New Yorkers by offering 843 acres of paths, lakes, and open spaces to escape the chaos of the city life. Visitors to NYC are oftentimes awe-stuck with its unbelievable beauty & size, making it an excellent place to relax and get a better insight of what it is like to live in New York City. It is truly one of the best places for listening to music, picnicking, and exploration.

To make the most of your Central Park visit, we recommend exploring the below mentioned 5 attractions:

Central Park Zoo:

Lavishly reconstructed during the late 80s, the 5.5 –acre Central Park Zoo is home to 450 animals exhibiting some 100 species. The famous movie “Madagascar” was filmed inside this zoo. The zoo has so much to see, including penguins, monkeys, sea lions, and more. A special children’s zoo allow children to get close to pigs, sheep, and goats, too.

Pencil sketch effect on a black horse and carriage in Central Park, NYC.

Belvedere Castle:

This nineteenth century stone citadel overshadows Vista Rock, the highest point in the park. From the tower of Belvedere Castle, you can witness picturesque views of Central Park and the city. Also, the castle houses the Henry Luce Nature Observatory, which boasts exhibition on the birds & other wildlife found in the park.

Bethesda Terrace:

Known to the heart of Central Park, the ornate Bethesda Terrace boasts the famous fountain & views of the lawn, the lake, and the Ramble.

Shakespeare Garden:

If you are looking for a beautiful small oasis of flowers in NYC, it has to be Shakespeare Garden in Central Park. Sit on the rustic benches or beneath the mulberry trees and appreciate climbing roses, tulips, violets, daffodils, and other blooms.

The Mall:

Enclosed by its splendid elm trees, The Mall in Central park is the ideal spot if you want to take a leisurely stroll. The Mall is still known as a gathering place, occupied by street performers, rollerbladers and skateboarders.

Why explore Central Park on a horse carriage?

In Central Park, horseback riding has been a tradition for more than 150 years. There’re many evidences that Central Park was originally designed to be explored from the back of a horse. Hopping on a horse carriage and wandering through Central Park is an excellent way to see everything this 843-acre park has to offer. With many years of experience in arranging private horse and carriage ride in central park, Central Park Carriages promises you an unforgettable experience. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, sightseeing, or treating your loved ones to a fun activity, a carriage ride through the city’s most iconic park can never go wrong. To book your Central Park Private Horse Ride in New York City, call us now!