Your Guide to Central Park
Are you interested in seeing the most visited park in the country and the most filmed location in the world? Then New York City’s Central Park is for you. If you’ve been to the Big Apple before, then you probably set foot in this world famous green space. But even if you think you know everything that Central Park has to offer, there is more here than meets the eye.
Many tourists only ever step foot in the very southern end of the park, which is understandable because it is within walking distance of Times Square, 5th Avenue, and Columbus Circle. However, there are a lot of great places in the park to appreciate if you venture just a little further uptown. If you’re planning a visit to the Met or the Museum of Natural History, you will be in the perfect starting place to do some exploring in the park. Take the chance to walk by the turtle pond and get a great view of the Belvedere Castle, a really great spot to appreciate some quiet nature. Or take a stroll down through the Ramble and catch some incredible views of the skyline over the Lake. From here you can cross over the iconic Bow Bridge and check out the picturesque Bethesda Fountain and Terrace for some photos.
If you’re looking for an area to explore that’s a little bit different and avoid some of the tourists, the path around the Reservoir is a great place to start. North of here, Central Park tends to have much fewer people and feels a little less like you’re in the middle of the city if you want to get away for a little while. No matter what you’re looking for, Central Park truly is New York City’s playground and you will be sure to make some memories during your visit.