No doubt that Central Park tops every tourist’s must-do list in New York, and unlike Times Square, this one’s actually something real New Yorkers love, and love to brag about. The park spans 776 acres from Midtown’s 59th street to Harlem’s 110th street, although tourists mainly tend to visit the Southernmost part, where you might recognize some of the pathways from movies from this list (they don’t call it the most filmed urban park around the world for nothing).
Both visitors and New Yorkers love Central Park so much that recently, there have been issues with the construction of new skyscrapers near the park’s border, only provoking the fear that one day Central Park will have very little sunlight.
For you though, as a visitor to New York, there are a thousand other iconic experiences to be had in Central Park that don’t require $18 for a pair of skates at Wollman Rink or another $18 for an entrance ticket to the Central Park Zoo (both great things to do by the way). Instead, spend your day swinging at the Hecksher playground, pick-nicking in Sheep Meadow, walking the Central Park Reservoir, or strolling around the Conservatory Gardens. Ahem, I literally did all of these things last week.
But for now, let’s just enjoy the fall foliage found in Central Park.