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Central Park is filled with a broad variety of activities that will keep any visitor content. No matter what your interests or when you are visiting, there is always something for everyone.

Horse-Drawn Carriage
Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride by sdwxh

THINGS TO DO YEAR ROUND

Throughout the year you can take a Guided Tour of the park in a Horse-Drawn Carriage, Pedicab Tour or on a Bicycle Tour, or if you're feeling independent you can Rent a Bike and tour around on your own.

Visit the Central Park Zoo or take a self-guided Walking Tour to familiarize yourself with some of the more well-known spots in the Park.

You can also have your own wedding in the park, stage a dream proposal, renew your wedding vows, or hold a special event.

For families, there are plenty of great Children's Activities and over 20 Children's Playgrounds.

There are also a myriad of Sports such as baseball, tennis and running that can be played in Central Park throughout all of the seasons.

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SPRING & SUMMER

During the warmer months there are Concerts presented by SummerStage, Good Morning America, The New York Philharmonic and others featuring a wide variety of genres for all music-lovers.

Bow Bridge Picnic
Picnic Central Park

Bow Bridge Picnic.


Seasonal plays and events are also abundant - with Shakespeare in the Park and the Central Park Film Festival as some of the most anticipated annual activities.

Check out the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees that bloom throughout Central Park and other beautiful flowers and plants that flourish within the Conservatory Garden

Picnicking in Central Park is also very popular.

 

FALL & WINTER

 

Ice Skating
Ice Skating at Wollman Rink
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During the colder months, many people like to go Ice Skating at Wollman or Lasker Rink.

The Holiday Sights walking tour is a great way to see both a bit of Central Park and the surrounding areas of NYC that are all lit up with decorations and festivities during the holiday season. 

You can also check out our list of Fun Fall & Winter Activities for other ideas of what to do when it's a bit more chilly in Central Park. 

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