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
The best things to do in Central Park
The best things to do in Central Park aren't just for tourists! There are attractions for anyone in NYC's iconic park.
The best hotels near Central Park in NYC
The best hotels near Central Park are arguably the best hotels in NYC. These ones have the best amenities (and views).
Seven secrets of Central Park that you don’t know about
After stopping by the secret section that just opened after 82 years, go on a scavenger hunt to find these seven things.
Check out these trippy photos of Central Park
Central Park’s Strawberry Fields get a literal hue in these insane photos by Paolo Pettigiani
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
Lesser-known Central Park spots
Head to these overlooked areas in Central Park in New York to get a little farther away from tourist crowds