Activities in Central Park

Central Park has something for everyone, no matter your interests or the time of the year that you choose to visit. See popular attractions on guided horse & carriage, bike, walking, pedicab, running and fitness tours, visit the playgrounds or Central Park Zoo with the kids, have a picnic on the grass, or choose from a myriad of sports and recreational activities such as yoga, running, bicycle riding and more.

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Summer brings concerts and music by SummerStage, Good Morning America, the NY Philharmonic, and more. You can also take free swimming lessons at Lasker Pool, go boating on the Lake, or attend popular film and theater events like Shakespeare in the Park and the Central Park Film Festival.

Between fall and winter, you can enjoy activities such as ice skating and sledding, attend the annual Winter Jam or Ice Scuplture festivals, and take our seasonal Holiday Sights walking tour. See our list of fun fall & winter activities for more cold-weather ideas.

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