Central Park itself incorporates nearly 850 acres of space; however, this adventure will concentrate on the south side of the park.
Certain activities, such as the Central Park Carousel and food vendors, only accept cash. There are a few ATMs in the park; however, they are difficult to find. Bring cash along so you do not take away time from your experience by having to locate one.
The park is busiest on weekends. Yet, due to the immense size of the park, there is always enough space to find your own quiet place.
The park is gorgeous in any season. Of course, a rainy day would not be best for the tour. Note that some of the items listed are seasonal (see each specific listing for more info).
Victorian Gardens (amusement park) and Wollman Rink (ice rink) are pricey. Sometimes Groupon offers coupons to these, check the site before going.
Looking for things to do in Central Park? Well, to begin, it is one of the top attractions in New York City and is beloved by tourists and local families alike. There is a magic to Central Park that cannot be described. The gorgeous 800 acres of green space in the middle of the city is much more than just a pretty nature oasis. So grab a good pair of walking shoes and head out on an adventure to explore the most visited urban park in the country. This green playground in the city has an endless array of things to see and experience for children and adults. Read on to find out the fun to be discovered, as we go on a walking itinerary adventure with the family. Begin your Central Park activities at the Grand Army Plaza, then stop off at The Pond for some great views. Next, depending on the season, visit Victorian Gardens or Wollman Rink. Moving on, hop on the Central Park Carousel and grab some well-earned food at Ballfields Café. Next, watch the local artists and peruse the handicrafts of the artisans at Bethesda Fountain and Terrace. Lastly, finish the day with some boats at the Loeb Boathouse Rowboats and Conservatory Water Remote Boat Rentals. A full day of fun and excitement on this itinerary in New York with kids.