Central Park New York

One of the most iconic New York sights

A great place to visit no matter when you’re visiting. Take a walk, enjoy the zoo or experience the outdoor amphitheatre.

Central Park is New York's backyard with something for everyone. Guided walking tours, sports programs and even a carousel!

The famous park is composed of leafy walkways, wide green lawns and natural woods. The two and a half mile long park is almost entirely landscaped with manicured gardens, man-made lakes and ponds, extensive walking and bridle paths, two ice-skating rinks and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden and a wildlife sanctuary are all housed here along with the historic carousel that is lovely for a nostalgic ride. 

You can really lose yourself all day in the park as there is many a dining option from cafes to full service restaurants. The best being The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant, it is recommended you book in advance but if you have time to wait then you can enjoy a long drink while watching people boat on the lake, or rent a boat yourself. 

We struggle to recommend the best time to visit as regardelss of the month you will be able to see and expereinces different things. 

Essential Information

  • Hours: 
    06:00 - 01:00
  • Open:  365 days of the year
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Guide Price:  FREE

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Manager

"Pick up a free Central Park map from the Visitors Centre or download one on your phone before you go. The park is over 800 acres and trust me, you will need it"