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"I would recommend Citibike over the rentals you see around Central Park as the citibikes seem to be better maintained."  See More

"uptown around Central Park there are Museums."  See More

"Our favorite hotel was the JW Marriott Essex House New York near Central Park for space (another Marriott)."  See More

"Yes, you'll get a great view of Central Park at Top of The Rock but you get great views of all of Manhattan and beyond from the Empire State Building."  See More

"Forest Park is a large park designed by the same landscape architect as Central Park in NYC (Olmstead)."  See More

"see: Brooklyn Bridge Park; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Central Park; United Nations Headquarters; The Cloisters, New York Public Library, Prospect Park, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Bryant Park, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Metropolitan Opera & Museum of Modern Art)."  See More

"Central Park is great place for kids to run around or see the zoo ( not as good as Bronx Zoo"  See More

"Or grab some to go lunches and head to Central Park."  See More

"Also, don't overlook Central Park."  See More

"High Line Park, The Mall and Literary Walk Central Park"  See More

"I would recommend you stay either uptown or midtown, close to Central Park and great museums like the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art."  See More

"For a relaxing day - go to Central Park; great photo opportunities and a lovely place to have a walk"  See More

"Central Park always has something going on for kids and its free!"  See More

" Probably the best (and free) thing in New York is Central Park Even if you just take a short stroll through it, it's worth the visit."  See More

"Eventually, everyone that goes to New York visits Times Square Probably the best free thing in New York is Central Park."  See More

"Bills Burgers is a good quick and not expensive meal right next to 30 Rock (Rockefeller Ctr)Near that is St Patrick's Cathedral and Central Park."  See More

"Central Park is famous, as is the High Line Park"  See More

"In the evening I watched a free concert at Central Park after checking out the NYC Parks website."  See More

"It's really easy to get to all the Midtown and Lower Manhattan attractions from here by subway, and is really close to Central Park."  See More

"On the weekend if you want to see New York life, you can hit Central Park, SoHo."  See More

"Day 2: Start with a museum or two near Central Park."  See More

"You could also just explore Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library and Central Park as well as Washington Square Park where you can picnic & watch street performers."  See More

"Wander around Central Park, Greenwich Village, Times Square"  See More

"Other very quiet place to rest for a while is to go to the The Plaza; very nice (Central Park)."  See More

"but still Central Park is not very small."  See More

"If you are going to be there for Thanksgiving go to Central Park the night before to the balloon inflation party - there are crowds but it's a great time, fun mood."  See More

"I always suggest to do morning walks on Central Park, starting probably by accessing The Mall and the southern end of The Mall known as the Literary Walk."  See More

"Hi! I lived in NYC for some years so I will share my favorites. The Frick Collection was always a good visit. Lovely old mansion with a great collection and lovely grounds. :"  See More

"Also, Central Park is only a few subway stops away and there's plenty to do when you're on a budget."  See More

"Central Park is where you can find the most breathtaking places to photograph."  See More

"Central Park and Prospect Park (in Brooklyn) are super dog friendly too."  See More

"In Central Park, check out Belvedere Castle--it provides a nice overview of the park."  See More

"Bronx Zoo, Central Park ( can rent boat), Children's Museum Of Manhattan, Broadway show (Alladin, Wicked, Matilda), American Museum of Natural History, Chelsea Piers Complex, Dylan's Candy Bar, Serendipity 3 Ice-cream parlor, Top of the Rock, Century 21 Department Store by World Trade Center."  See More

"As it the Bronx Zoo, or the smaller children's zoo in Central Park."  See More

"An example of this, which hits fun touristy stuff, is a day dedicated to things around Central Park."  See More

"Central Park - There are lots to see at Central Park, there's the playground, the zoo, etc."  See More

"Central Park or High Line Park for late evening, dinner in the Lower East Side"  See More

"Hi Lisa-Marie- Sounds like a great trip! I'll do my best to give you a few recomendations on unique places that are truly amazing. In SF- you really cant go wrong in the city. North Beach and San Francisco Chinatown are pretty great. Golden Gate Park as well. Haight-Ashbury is a little sad these days, and a tourist trap, but still worth checking out. If you make it to Haight St, check out Ceiba SF (!"  See More

"Im usually a Greenwich Village person, but Upper West Side is much more accessible to Central Park and museums (The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a walk across the park), and the subway downtown is only a block or two away."  See More

"Harlem is fine, but personally I'd stay closer to the northern edge of Central Park than further uptown."  See More

"You can go to Central Park and visit the Central Park Zoo, walk around the park, visit the lakes inside the park or just play in there."  See More

"Try these options: American Museum of Natural History Central Park American Girl Cafe Dylan's Candy Bar"  See More

"Find the five waterfalls in Central Park 3."  See More

"And don't forget places like Central Park and the NY Botanical Garden are free and also great places to visit any time of year!"  See More

"Central Park is HUGE and they host a ton of activities in the summer."  See More

"I would start walking Central Park and enjoying the beauty of amazing places such as Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Central Park Zoo, The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, American Museum of Natural History among many others interesting places nearby the park."  See More

"Here are my suggestions: Central Park High Line Park Circle Line boat tour around the entire island--three hours, drinks available and full of history Take the F (subway) to the York Station or the ferry from Wall St to Brooklyn Bridge, walk around the old waterfront warehouse Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO and time it so you can walk over the Brooklyn Bridge back into Manhattan at sunset."  See More

"St George Terminal, Central Park, street festivals - walked right into one on Lexington two years ago."  See More

"I would start walking Central Park and enjoying the beauty of amazing places such as Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, Central Park Carousel, Strawberry Fields, American Museum of Natural History,among many others."  See More

"Must do's: See a show on Broadway Times Square, take a horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park, have high tea The Plaza, grab a pizza Lombardi's Pizza, check out Chinatown New York, try a speakeasy but please don't tell yelp which one you went to or you will ruin it, eat Eataly, pay tribute at Ground Zero Museum Workshop - so much to do but you can do a lot in three days!"  See More

"Additional activities can also be spending some time performing free activities on Central Park (kayaking or rock climbing), or enjoying a broadway show at Times Square or a concert at Madison Square Garden can also be an exceptional option."  See More

"My favorite free things are the parks: Central Park is the classic and can be combined with a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (not free but well worth the cost), Bryant Park always seems to have interesting activities going on during th summer and is surrounded by cool architecture, and Madison Square Park where you can grab a burger and shake or beer at Shake Shack."  See More

"It is not cheap but it is pretty close to Times Square, Central Park, 5th Ave and many other key areas of Manhattan."  See More

"Como vas a estar cerca de Central Park vale la pena caminarlo a profundidad y descubrir todos esos lugares hermosos iniciando por The Mall, un pasaje hermoso entre robles (olmos) que invita a continuar el recorrido hasta llegar a Bethesda Fountain, Central Park Zoo, The Pond, Central Park - Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, The Loeb Boathouse Central Park (mis favoritas)."  See More

"Check the Summerstage calendar too - it's the venue IN Central Park and I think most of the concerts are free (double check that tho)!"  See More

"But to be short : Rockefeller Center to admire the city of NYC on a sunny day, walk in Central Park (and sometimes there are dancers in the park), of course enjoy a night in Times Square and go to a musical, take the boat to Staten Island and admire The Statue of Liberty while cruising, have a burger, have a typical breakfast, etc."  See More

"My favorite is Central Park where you can pick a trail, loop or run around its entire 6-mile perimeter or opt for the 1."  See More

"There are many things to do in NYC : Rockefeller Plaza to admire the city of NYC, walk in Central Park, enjoy a night in Times Square, take the boat to Staten Island and admire The Statue of Liberty while cruising, have a burger, have a typical breakfast, etc."  See More

"I'd be grabbing some takeaway and heading for Central Park to find a sunny spot."  See More

"There are so many lovely areas with views all around Central Park."  See More

"Walk around Central Park - definitely check out Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, Central Park - Sheep Meadow, the Pond and the Gallery."  See More

"There are tons of events/activities available: Concerts in Central Park (Summerstage), Prospect Park (Celebrate Brooklyn) and South Street Seaport, movie screenings in Bryant Park, plenty of food festivals."  See More

"Of course all the parks are worth a visit - Central Park, Bryant Park (also close to the New York Public Library - Mid-Manhattan Library and Grand Central Terminal), Washington Square Park, Madison Square Park (there's a Shake Shak in MSP and Eataly is right across the street)."  See More

"Oh yes, and managed to see the sunset in Central Park."  See More

"Make sure to stop in Central Park, even if you're just wandering through."  See More

"Exploring Central Park is fun, as is getting tickets to Shakespeare in the Park, held every summer."  See More

"Obviously Central Park gives you great opportunity to get images of the beautiful pathways with the city as a backdrop."  See More

"Happy birthday - I spent my 50th in niece after having lived there for 25 years and moved to the west coast, no other place was perfect for me to celebrate other than nyc - 12 of my closest and dearest friends and family met me in Central Park at the The Loeb Boathouse Central Park - we row boated for an hour or so, I hosted a lovely brunch at the boat house restaurant and then we flew kites."  See More

"Hang out in Central Park it's one of the great assets of the city and it's free."  See More

"Central Park - Plenty of place to run."  See More

"Central Park , its huge, beautiful and just walking around you'll see a lot of nice sites in the city."  See More

"Central Park, Central Park, Central Park 6."  See More

"Your daughter would probably enjoy Chelsea Market Baskets or even just walking through Central Park or High Line Park!"  See More

"6) Central Park or/and the High Line Park for outdoors"  See More

"Walk, jog, bike, boat and horse carriage ride Central Park (I love to stay around the park"  See More

"The only touristy things I would recommend are: Central Park High Line Park Ellis Island Circle line boat tour Walk the Brooklyn Bridge All the museums"  See More

"If you want to experience NYC parks, walk the High Line Park, explore Central Park or Riverside Park."  See More

"has food trucks outside where you can people watch on the steps, or go in and make your way up to the roof garden-martini bar for a great view of Central Park- time it for sunset and its magic time."  See More

"The view of Central Park is amazing and it is less crowded."  See More

"Central Park in particular is a living, breathing, city park and a beautiful place to stroll."  See More

"Some great places to do so are Central Park, Washington Square Park or High Line Park."  See More

"Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Bryant Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and much more fab spots where you could feel the great charm of the city."  See More

"Central Park is free, as is the High Line Park (which is really Nuyawk!"  See More

"and all the galleries are free - it is since to walk around the galleries in Chelsea (New York) - some galleries Gagosian Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery and then the museums The Metropolitan Museum of Art Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and then Central Park"  See More

"I highly recommend renting a bike and riding some laps around Central Park."  See More

"Definitely need to go to Central Park - Rent a boat and ride around the lake and after grab drinks The Loeb Boathouse Central Park"  See More

"Rent a bicycle and ride through Central Park, go to the Central Park Zoo, and maybe go to the obvious things such as Empire State Building"  See More

"Central Park has a variety of free and ticketed performances throughout the summer."  See More

"The architecture in that area is pretty amazing and you'll be blocks away from Prospect Park, a close rival to Central Park in terms of size and beauty."  See More

"If you want to escape the crowds, head toward Columbus Circle to walk in Central Park and to the Upper West Side."  See More

"go to the Metropolitan Museum and after, walk south through Central Park, stopping at the Central Park Zoo zoo."  See More

"It's uptown on 77th Street half a block from Central Park."  See More

"Katz's Delicatessen Empire State Building Little Italy Chinatown New York Central Park Rockefeller Center Times Square Empire State Building"  See More

"And here's me relaxing on Boracay Island, up in a tree along the Bridge to Nowhere hike, on a road trip to San Jose where I drove 800 miles round trip in less than 48 hours just to run a half marathon, jogging in Central Park and taking the Staten Island Ferry on another road trip where a buddy and I decided New York wasn't far away from Chicago after finishing Old Route 66, walking around Paris, and with some friends volunteering in Port-au-Prince And here is a final set where I'm on a bus to Santo Domingo that would end up breaking down leaving us and all the luggage in the backdrop stranded for a few hours, I'm taking a "holy cow I'm in New Delhi!"  See More

"If you like art, Museum of Modern Art is right nearby, and you can walk up to Central Park and go skating."  See More

"Central Park, Madison Square Garden, West Village, and Wall St are all a short train ride away."  See More

"Central Park is beautiful for long walks and taking pictures."  See More

"Make sure you walk into Central Park and visit the Central Park Zoo to see the polar bears and check out the Delacorte Clock (she may recognize it from "Madagascar."  See More

", Lion King, Shrek), and definitely take in the skating at Central Park and the Holiday Show with the Rockettes!"  See More

"just walking around the city can be entertaining to view the storefronts and Rockefeller Plaza (very very crowded around ice skaters and famous tree) -if you like ice skating outdoors I would recommend instead the rinks behind the New York Public Library in Bryant Park in Central Park."  See More

"You can see the ball drop from blocks away (6th Ave towards Central Park) with out be overcrowded and limited space to move or for a restroom if needed after standing for hours."  See More

"If it does snow, a walk through Central Park is a great way to enjoy the weather."  See More

"NY is great to visit especially Central Park and you really don't need to rent a car because mass transportation is great there."  See More

"The Empire State Building opens at 8:00am and closes at 2:00am every day, and the last elevator up is at 1:15pm. As of 2014, tickets to the main deck are $29.00 for adults, $23.00 for 6-12 year-olds, and $50.00 for Express Passes. You may also want to experience the Sky Ride while you are there as well. The Sky Ride is a “super large flight simulator” which is basically a virtual reality helicopter ride through Manhattan and Central Park. Ask about it when you get there! For more information, log on to As an alternative to this, the rooftop on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Plaza (creatively named “Top of the Rock”) has been re-designed and re-opened after years of abandonment, and it is amazing! Unlike the Empire State Building, which uses a fence as protection, the Top of the Rock uses flat, non-reflective glass panels, which allows for completely unobstructed views of the Empire State Building and Central Park with no camera flash to ruin the pictures! They use a “timed-ticket” method, which means you choose what time you want to go, and this prevents having to wait in long lines when you arrive. They also have an option of purchasing “Sunrise Sunset” tickets, which allow guests to visit twice in one day. Purchase your “Sunrise Sunset” ticket for the first time slot you wish to attend and make another visit to Top of the Rock later in the day. Check out for more details! The Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island ferry runs to the islands every fifteen minutes from 8:30am until 4:30pm, and the tickets can be purchased at Clinton Castle in Battery Park. Keep in mind that this tour runs about 3-4 hours depending on how much time you plan to spend on each island. As of 2014 monument access passes are $18.00 for adults, $9.00 for ages 4-12, and $14.00 for Senior Citizens (62 and over). Crown access passes are $21.00 for adults, $12.00 for ages 4-12, and $17.00 for Senior Citizens (62 and over). Also keep in mind that if you choose to go after 2:00pm you will only be able to go to either Liberty Island or Ellis Island. Ferry tickets and time passes can be ordered in advance by calling the ferry company at: 1-866-STATUE4 or online at !"  See More

"Plus, it's right at a corner of Central Park which is kind of amazing."  See More

"Even walking around Central Park with roasted chestnuts and a hot chocolate is nice, and it's cheap too!"  See More

"You can also walk your dog along the river or go for a run Madison Square Park has a small dog run where you can take your dog and then when finished, take pictures at the Flatiron Building or stroll down 5th Avenue Central Park doesn't have any enclosed/fenced in dog runs but has over 20 areas where you can let your dog off leash"  See More

"Even New Yorkers love the touristy things you've probably already done, including picnicking in Central Park, running down the Hudson River, or just strolling the streets of SoHo."  See More

"And if you really want to feel like a true NYker, put your sneakers on and go for a run around Central Park's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir."  See More

"hit the NY must dos (Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Central Park, museums, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Bronx Zoo etc"  See More

"OK, I lied--I have one more suggestion: Central Park."  See More

"And of course you can't really go wrong with Central Park Have fun!"  See More

"Central Park is beautiful just about anywhere"  See More

"so many great places, but my fav's are Washington Square Park, anywhere in Central Park and Times Square (touristy but a must"  See More

"No question Central Park should be your first stop."  See More

"Also I'd take a few walks in Central Park, especially around the JKO reservoir and the pond, to grab some pretty images of the park and the NYC skyline together."  See More

"It's an outdoor theater in the middle of Central Park that attracts some huge names."  See More

"some weekends are for hanging about~ checking out the High Line Park, go to Central Park, MOMA, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge but that's what tourists do too and honestly, I cant remb the last time I made it to the MOMA or CP."  See More

"Have a drink at the The Central Park Boathouse restaurant in Central Park after a long walk there."  See More

"For children I would recommend FAO Schwarz the biggest toy store in the city,it's right next to Central Park so you can visit it on the way there!"  See More

"Go to Central Park and lay in the grass while reading a book, or walk around the zoo."  See More

"The Plaza is in Central Park, so you could pair that trip with some Central Park exploring."  See More

"Assuming I'd still have energy left, I'd bus it back down to SOHO (although I'd probably mosey through Central Park a bit) and catch an off-beat movie at an art house like the Angelika Film Center & Cafe."  See More

"If they're into Alice in Wonderland, they'll probably love the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park."  See More

"I like Central Park, Washington Square Park for the street life and Chinatown New York for other world experience."  See More

"Central Park is really nice, but it's also just a park."  See More

"Areas to consider: Def Central Park-beautiful (museums are awesome too)."  See More

"Central Park (duh), The Cloisters, the West Side --> Chelsea (New York) is actually the perfect place to start walking down towards the bottom of the island where there are beautiful parks along the way, Prospect Park, and Coney Island!"  See More

"Central Park but personally, I love the park and I think it's worth at least meandering around a bit near the boat house."  See More

"It's convenient to the 1,2,3 subway, Central Park, close to Lincoln Center."  See More

"Central Park which offers every kind of sport there is from skiing to croquet."  See More

"I loved Catcher in the Rye in high school so Central Park was a must."  See More

"You can visit lot of places for free, like Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and just walk around many Avenues and streets."  See More

"While you are uptown in Central Park, wonder up to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir or a bit more peace and quiet, and don’t forget to stop by the The Central Park Boathouse to rent a paddleboat so you can wave to all those tourists by the Bethesda Fountain."  See More

"You should definitely visit Strawberry Fields in Central Park."  See More

"Lots of great advice here already for your short visit. It really depends, of course, on your interests! You might find it useful to scan my list of NYC recommendations - I've bold/underlined what I always go back to each visit (plus there are lots of restaurant recommendations, by neighbourhood, so you can avoid eating in a tourist trap). >"  See More

"I'd do Central Park the first day."  See More

"Visiting Central Park and the Statue of Liberty are also great options, but the Statue of Liberty is currently open this week (Oct."  See More

"Cross Brooklyn Bridge, stroll around Central Park, walk along the High Line Park."  See More

"Central Park I will also recommend to take a walk along the 1 mile High Line Park."  See More

"Then maybe do a couple laps in Central Park to run it all off."  See More

" because you get a really lovely view of Central Park (and you can get the ESB in your photos)!"  See More

"I love the The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park at Central Park."  See More

"Just to name a few of my favorites: Greenwich Village Chinatown New York The Theater District - Times Square I love The Central Park Boathouse at Central Park Fifth Avenue The Flatiron Building The Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Modern Art High Line Park"  See More

"My friend and I had no idea where to park and had no smart phones at the time, but with a stroke of luck, this awesome chain of events somehow happened: we ended up in Brooklyn and found parking right away in a very residential neighborhood then around the corner, we found a 24 hour diner called Daisy's Diner and had an awesome breakfast of challah french toast on the same street either the same block, or the next block over, there was a subway station that took us straight into the city to Central Park As I mentioned before, it was Thanksgiving, so there were no parking restrictions that day."  See More

"I would stay up there and go to the Harlem Meer in Central Park."  See More

"OK, I know you didn't ask where not to go, but whatever you do, do NOT take a carriage ride around Central Park especially at night."  See More

":) · Museum of the City of New York – they have a great collection of toys including a dollhouse that has an elevator in it · The carrousel in Central Park · Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park · Basically anything in Central Park · The Eloise store/teas, etc."  See More

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