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What you should know about Central Park
Opened in 1857, Central Park now encompasses 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan. The park is lovely year-round, presenting a gorgeous display of fall colors and pretty winter scenes along with all the greenery of spring and summer. Much more than just a green space, there are many statues and art objects throughout the park, including ornate 19th-century fountains, the charming Alice in Wonderland statue near the middle of the park, and a statue of the storied dog Balta near the southern end. Hotels in Central Park, New York run the gamut from elegant historic properties to chic contemporary hotels and you can make the choice easy with Hotels.com, featuring great selection and reliable customer reviews.
What's Central Park, New York Like?
The park is home to many events, including the renowned Shakespeare in the Park productions that take place each summer, and the Summerstage series of mostly free concerts that showcase both up-and-coming and blockbuster talent from all over the world. At the northernmost end, the Harlem Meer is a scenic body of water ringed by trees and home to many water birds as well as the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. The large lake is located near the middle of the park, offering views and a running track around the rim. The Central Park Zoo near the south end of the Park is a modern facility that houses a collection of animals from all over the world. The elegant flowerbeds of the Conservatory Garden are found surrounded by wrought iron gates near the northeast corner of the Park. Warning: the paths do not go straight anywhere through the park, so you will want to make note of the exact location when you step off the path. Naturally, many hotels in Central Park, New York feature park views.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Central Park, New York
Central Park is a refuge and a playground for stressed city dwellers and often the best place to meet them. In good weather, the paths are packed with people walking, strolling, running and biking through the winding pathways. Even when it's packed, however, there are still quieter spaces to be found among the trees and in the wooded areas. There are also many play areas for children - although visitors should note that NYC by-laws only allow adults with children into these areas. Staying near the Central Park Summerstage offers unique opportunities to mingle with locals as you enjoy the shows. Choose from the best of hotels in Central Park, New York with Hotels.com
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