Fresh air can sometimes be hard to come by in the Concrete Jungle… unless you’re in the one of the most famous parks in the world.

A 51-block oasis of lakes, trees, and wide open space, Central Park is the pride and joy of every New Yorker, especially those who reside on the Upper West Side and Upper East Side.

If you live in the area or are just looking to take a fun trip uptown, check out Manhattan luxury apartment brokerĀ Platinum Properties‘ ultimate guide to Central Park.

1. Bow Bridge

Even if you haven’t seen it with your own eyes, you’ve definitely caught a glimpse of this bridge in the many movies made in New York.

Bring your significant other for a romantic vibe and spectacular views. Make sure to take a boat ride on the Lake while you’re at it.

2. Conservatory Water

Take a model sail boat out on Conservatory Water, a wonderful afternoon pastime for all ages.

Nearby are the famous Alice in Wonderland and Hans Christian Andersen sculptures. Both notable children’s literature figure statues are great places to play for the kids that visit the park.

3. Conservatory Garden

The European-influenced garden is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll on a warm spring morning.

The vibrant colors and neatly-trimmed hedges & walkways make it a wonderful backdrop for weddings as well as other special event photo shoots.

4. Belvedere Castle

This small castle, seemingly randomly placed in the middle of New York City, is a beautiful lookout point of Central Park.

You can also borrow a free discovery kit from inside to test your bird watching skills.

5. Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields features the Imagine Mosaic, an internationally funded tribute to John Lennon.

Located across the street from where the legendary Beatles member was murdered, fans from all over the world come to gather and remember.

6. Bethesda Fountain

A cinematic icon in the park, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace is home to a variety of park performers. Enjoy the vibrancy of the city that surrounds the fountain.

7. Wollman Rink

Check ice skating in Central Park off your bucket list.

When the weather gets warmer, the rink turns into the Victoria Gardens amusement park, a fun country carnival right in the middle of the city.

8. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Covering an impressive one-eighth of the park’s surface, the path around the reservoir is the prime track for your morning jog.

9. The Carousel

A fixture since 1871, your kids will love taking a spin on one of the park’s most popular attractions.

10. Sheep Meadow

This bucolic 15-acre field is the best place to sunbathe and people watch.

Spend a day just enjoying the open space and company of your fellow New Yorkers.

11. Central Park Zoo

Adjacent to the main zoo is the Tisch Children’s Zoo, built for young animal lovers.

You’ll find over 130 different species living in beautiful recreations of their natural environment.



Make Central Park your backyard.

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