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The Castle at Central Park, New York
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Eric Paparatto

Central Park, New York

Discover everything you need to know about Central Park in New York, including hidden gems, can’t-miss events and more


Map out your next trip to Central Park in New York with our handy rundown of the park’s must-see attractions. Whether you’re looking for free things to do, a serene picnicking spot, an off-the-beaten-path area or a historical monument, we’ve got you covered. You’ll also find the lowdown on tourist attractions—the Central Park Zoo, boat rides on the Lake, the Bow Bridge, Belvedere Castle—that are perfect for out-of-town friends and family.

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Things to do in Central Park, New York

Picnic spots in Central Park

Picnic spots in Central Park

Pack up your basket with delectable treats and head to one of these secluded areas in Central Park in New York

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