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Central Park at New York

Central Park

New York City, New York
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Central Park in Manhattan

Covering 843 acres, Central Park is an oasis of greenery in the middle of Manhattan. Located less than half a mile from Hilton Garden Inn, the park is where all sorts of sports can be played, from baseball and soccer to tennis and volleyball. Additional recreational activities include swimming, boating and ice skating. Central Park is also home to Shakespeare in the Park, the famed carousel, a zoo, and biking and walking tours. Fine dining options are also just steps away.

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Hours -

Park is open from 6am to 1am; Hours for events vary

Events

  • Shakespeare In The Park
  • Run For The Parks
  • Movie & TV Sites Walking Tour
  • Art & Architecture Biking Tour
  • Swedish Cottage
    Marionette Theater

Activities

  • Bike Riding
  • Swimming
  • Bocce Ball
  • Ice Skating
  • Tours
  • Zoo

FUN IN Central Park

You can bring your own skates or rent them at Wollman Rink near the Central Park Zoo in the winter. The rink also features ice hockey and party facilities. An equally fine spot to ice skate is the Lasker Rink, which is the Lasker Pool during the summer months. Open from the end of October to the end of March, Lasker Rink offers both private and group lessons as well as hockey classes.

Central Park History

The handiwork of Frederick Law Olmsted, a landscape designer, and Calvert Vaux, an architect, America’s first landscaped public park came into being in 1853. It was the idea of landowners and businessmen who wanted their families to have an idyllic spot in the city to relax. They also wanted to provide the lower classes with a way to escape urban life.

FAQs

  • What types of sports are played in Central Park?

    There is no shortage of sports to play in Central Park. You’ll find handball courts at the North Meadow Recreation Center as well as a wealth of basketball courts, baseball diamonds and tennis courts. The Great Lawn boasts two soccer fields, although you’ll encounter plenty of open space where pick-up games can be enjoyed.
  • What are popular dining options around Central Park?

    Restaurants are never hard to find in New York City and plenty of them are within steps of Central Park. If you’re on a budget, try the Shake Shack for great burgers and, well, shakes for around $10. A little pricier is Café Sabarsky, whose authentic Austrian and German entrées range from $17 to $24. And if you really want to splurge, check out Marea for incredible Italian seafood dishes that start at $25. And if you have time, stop by The Original Soup Man as portrayed in the TV show “Seinfeld”; it’s just around the corner from the hotel.

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