Central Park has something for everyone, no matter your interests or the time of the year that you choose to visit. Here are a few suggestions for some things to do: 

Horse-Drawn Carriage
Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride by sdwxh


Throughout the year you can take a guided tour of the park in a horse-drawn carriage, pedicab tour or on a bike 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 things to do with kids 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 anytime.

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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 in Central Park

Bow Bridge Picnic.

Seasonal plays and events like Shakespeare in the Park and the Central Park Film Festival are much-anticipated annual activities.

Take a relaxing yoga class on the grass or have a have a picnic with some friends.

See the cherry blossom trees throughout Central Park and visit many other beautiful flowers and plants inside of the Conservatory Garden




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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