Spanning over 840 acres, it’s no surprise that Manhattan’s Central Park is one of the largest green areas within a city around the world. Attracting a range of visitors throughout the year, it’s no surprise that it’s also the most frequented urban park in the country.
With a variety of activities available, Central Park has plenty to offer every type of traveller. Central Park Zoo is well worth a visit featuring a wide assortment of animals (more than 150 different ones to be exact) from polar bears to red pandas and sea lions. There’s a smaller zoo neighbouring it too – ideal for small children, which acts as a petting zoo.
The park is also home to the Boathouse, where you can not only dine in but also hire boats to row on the lake. Bicycles are also easily available for keen cyclists.
Further north, the park features John Lennon’s memorial, also known as Strawberry Fields, which is another popular attraction amongst locals and tourists alike.
There’s also a wide assortment of playgrounds throughout the park in addition to football and baseball facilities.
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