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Central Park

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City. It is located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side, roughly bounded by Fifth Avenue on the east, Central Park West (Eighth Avenue) on the west, Central Park South (59th Street) on the south, and Central Park North (110th Street) on the north. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013, and one of the most filmed locations in the world. In terms of area, Central Park is the fifth-largest park in New York City, covering 843 acres (341 ha).

You could spend the best part of a day in Central Park, there are many attractions, including;

  • Strawberry Fields – an area paying tribute to the late John Lennon.
  • Belvedere Castle – one of the most stunning views of Central Park.
  • Hallett Nature Sanctuary – There are many different animal species in addition to the Santuary’s bird population, including raccoons, rabbits, and woodchucks.

You’ll get locals offering you Rickshaw rides around the park, these can be very relaxing and quite often the driver is knowledge about the park and the city as a whole. Make sure you agree a price your happy with before hopping on board. Also don’t be fooled by thinking the fountain from the TV sitcom “FRIENDS” is located here, it isn't! The fountain seen on the opening credits isn't even in New York!

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