Best things to do in Central Park

Cross the Park's bridges

Bow Bridge
The lake is spanned by an elegant Bow Bridge with strange flowers blooming in tubs and magic light streaming through two heads of the fashionable San Remo. San Remo-the famous house near Central Park, whose residents at one time were Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman and even Steve jobs (but he quickly sold his apartment to U2 lead singer Bono).

This bridge is one of the most significant attractions in Central Park. This is a great place to take spectacular photos, bow bridge is one of the most romantic places in new York, and it also has a storied history, being the first cast iron and second oldest bridge in America. You may have seen it in the movies "Manhattan" or "As we were".

When visiting, pay attention to the 8 urns that adorn the bridge. They were only returned during the 2008 renovation.

Gapstow bridge
According to the idea of landscape designers, the contrast of proximity to the noisy 5th Avenue and absolutely calm corner of nature should not leave anyone indifferent. In principle, it is. Once you get to the Park from 5th Avenue and a completely different world opens before your eyes. And if you look back or look ahead beyond the pond, you can see skyscrapers. This combination of almost incongruous is fascinating.

Perhaps one of the most famous bridges in Central Park, the Gapstow bridge, crosses the pond. The Gapstow bridge in Central Park is a stone bridge built in Central Park in 1896. This is certainly one of the Park's business cards

it is also one of the most romantic places in the Park. Basically, only beloved people meet here. This is one of those places that can easily calm a person, it is insanely beautiful. The idea of a pond with a bridge is borrowed from Italy. Gapstow is one of Central Park's iconic bridges. Originally designed by Jacob ray Mold in 1874, the then-wooden bridge with cast-iron railings has been severely damaged over 20 years. In 1896, it was replaced by an existing stone structure designed by Howard & Caudwell.

Initially, the bridge was made of wood, but after 20 years of severe wear and tear, it had to be replaced with a stone one.

Behind it, you can also find the no less famous rink Wallman (Wallman rink), but about everything in order.

It is near this pond on a small hill that people ride when it snows.

at different times of the year, look here

Next to this hill is a monument to Thomas more, who is considered the national bard in Ireland.A poet, satirist, composer and musician who played a significant role in the romantic movement of the early 19th century.

The memorial was opened in 1880 on the 101st anniversary of Moore's birth. Renovated in the year 2000.

Did you like the bridges? Then plan a trip to Central Park in the near future — and see everything live!

Romance in the Park
If you are looking for picturesque and romantic landscapes for a special mood, then your option is the Northern forest. In this part of the Park, you can just forget about the huge city that is constantly moving, noisy and does not give rest. Small streams with a charming small waterfall will take you to their world, full of peace and joy. To see the blooming autumn flowers, you should take a walk in the area of the exit on 106th street. There you will find stunning red and yellow autumn chrysanthemums.
Fort Tryon Park
Walking through this Park will require a little more effort, because the landscape there is different. Despite this, small bumps and hills can add an adventurous note to Your journey. Romance requires sacrifice! The effort is worth it. There you will find stunning landscapes with views of the Hudson river and the new Jersey stockades. Beautiful autumn flowers and shrubs, as well as autumn tree crowns can inspire You to buy a special bouquet for someone special.

Prospect Park
If You decide to spend the evening here, You will not lose. The romance of autumn hovers here literally in every breath. A beautiful, very beautiful corner of Brooklyn will be able to please even highly urbanized individuals. In addition to the beautiful air, you will find all the shades of orange in the water, the rustle of leaves under your feet and centuries-old forests. On Your way you will meet beautiful cherries, elms, willows and many other inspiring pieces of the natural world.
Alley Pond Park

Located in Queens, this beautiful Park will please everyone without exception. The romance of this place breathes with You! Your route through this Park will run along paths through picturesque forests and natural wetlands. Streams, ponds and many other joys of nature will surround You literally from all sides. One of the most beautiful is the path through the Tulip tree. On this trail, you can get acquainted with very old poplars, which are sure to tell a couple of their stories. This Park is one of the most diverse, because there is water, paths, paths and landscapes. If simple forest walks do not appeal to You, then this option is the best for You.
Van Cortlandt Park
You will most likely need several visits to see all the 80,000 trees located here. The path in this Park will not only pass through a forest of oaks, maples and hickories. Be careful, you will not be able to let your phone go in this Park, because there will be a lot of landscapes for your Instagram profile. Inspiration and romance are waiting for You here at every step.
Admire the arches of the Park

Huddlestone Arch
On the territory of Central Park there are more than 20 arches, each of which is beautiful, interesting and has a unique history. The Huddlestone arch is built of rough stones, one of which weighs as much as 100 tons. But the most interesting thing is that during the construction of the arch, neither mortar nor any fastening brackets were used. Nothing! Stones are held together only by gravity and friction. Despite the fact that this arch was built in 1866, it has never been repaired, and this is despite the fact that thousands of people still pass through it every day.
Many consider the arch a real miracle of architecture and the most picturesque structure in Central Park. Despite the fact that Huddlestone Arch is a creation of human hands, it looks so natural, as if the stones were put together by nature itself. The arch looks especially spectacular in spring, when forsythia flowers bloom around it. Huddlestone Arch is located near 105th street, but once here, you may feel as if you were transported somewhere very far from the huge metropolis.

Southwest Reservoir Arch
The elegant cast-iron southwest Reservoir Arch bridge, built in 1865, crosses the road. It was designed in 1865 by Calvert Waugh. They made the bridge out of cast iron at the Cornell iron works. It can be found South of the reservoir and East of West Drive near 86th street.

Dalehead Arch
Dalehead Arch is located on the West side of the Park near 64th street. This bridge, made of Sandstone and brown stone with beautiful carvings, was designed by Calvert VOX in the early 1860s.

Get into the Charles A. Dana and Harlem Meer Research center
The Charles A. Dana research center is Central Park's northernmost landmark, located next to the Park's largest reservoir, the Harlem Meer. The name of the lake includes the Dutch word "Meer", which can be translated as"little sea". The use of the Dutch word is a tribute to Olmsted and VOX in the 19th century, when the first European settlers arrived in Harlem.
The Charles A. Dana research center was built next to the lake in 1993, when it was decided to build several new buildings in the Park. It was conceived as a visitor center, as well as an environmental and educational center offering numerous public programs, exhibitions and workshops for children. From April to October, you can come here to fish, but with the condition that you release your catch.

The center organizes and conducts public programs such as the Harlem Meer Music festival, Halloween Pumpkin Sail, during which carved pumpkins with lights inside are lowered into the water, and in December – Winter Holiday Lighting ("Winter Festival of lights"). The Charles A. Dana research center and Harlem Meer are located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th street, so you can't miss them.

Watch a variety of concert performances in the Park
Throughout the summer, the Park hosts many musical events. Whether you prefer popular or classical music, there is something for everyone, among the extensive program of concerts in Central Park.

Appreciate the Shakespearean plays that are staged in the Park
For more than 50 years, audiences have enjoyed watching free performances of William Shakespeare in Central Park. Each summer, the playbill usually includes two different performances, but they are all productions of Shakespeare's plays. You don't have to buy tickets, because the entrance is free (but you can sponsor performances, and your contribution will allow you to watch performances out of turn). To get a free ticket, you need to take a sleeping bag and take a queue before dawn (this is despite the fact that the distribution of tickets begins only at noon). You can buy a ticket with the hands of enterprising individuals hanging around. But the pleasure of a performance performed by first-class actors on a warm August night is worth the hours spent waiting or, as in the second case, the money.
And if you love Central Park the way true new Yorkers love It, you might want to not only keep a little of the Park as a memento, but also make sure that Central Park doesn't forget you. Please note: many benches have inconspicuous brass plaques with names or sentimental phrases.

Go to the Lasker Rink and Pool
This is a free city pool, so in summer it is always full of people. Go should follow the new York atmosphere: tourists do not go at least because you need to take all the bathing accessories and a lock for the locker room.
At the same time, the pool is clean, large and perfectly saves on a hot summer day.
Spend a weekend in the Park in winter
Temperatures below zero and snow drifts are no reason to go into hibernation! January is a great time for active recreation, if you do not hide under a blanket.
Next Saturday, dress warmly and go to Central Park with the whole family - you will find a lot of fun and positive emotions.

Visitors to the event will go sledding and skiing, snowshoeing, playing Arctic Golf, taking part in the creation of ice sculptures and, of course, playing snowballs.

Vacationers will not freeze and will not remain hungry. There will be tents for heating on the territory, and you can have a snack at the winter fair.