Central Park is the heart, soul and lungs of New York City. It’s an essential greenspace in the middle of bustling Manhattan, where people of all ages can sit, stroll, paddle, picnic and people watch. There are endless community events, artistic exhibitions and recreational offerings on hand here, something for every season. You’ll find wide open stretches, scenic lakes, dramatic arches and hidden nature paths that will make you forget your urban surroundings. Here are a handful of things to love about Central Park.
1. Bow Bridge
The second oldest cast-iron bridge in America is one of the iconic sights in Central Park. The graceful, romantic, often photographed bridge spans the Lake, connecting Cherry Hill with the Ramble woodland.