NYC's Biggest Lawn
Why locals love it
This 843-acre park in the center of Manhattan offers locals and visitors alike a refuge from the city chaos. You can relax on the great lawn, ride the carousel, take a spin in a boat on the lake, or enjoy one of the many other seasonal activities, like ice skating at Wollman Rink.
Why you should visit it
Central Park is one of the country's most popular parks and has appeared in many American films. You can't truly say you've seen NYC until you've visited this beautiful example of landscape architecture. Some of the notable landmarks include Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, and the Conservatory Garden, among many others.
Visiting during the summer? Check their schedule for outdoor movie screenings and the popular Summerstage concert series.