Five Things To Do in Central Park This Summer

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With the 2013-2014 school year coming to a close, summer is quickly approaching. New York City is a great place to visit in the summer and offers many interesting places to visit. Among them is Central Park, one of the city’s the biggest tourist attractions.

Central Park includes more than just park benches and trees; it is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The Conservatory Garden, located on the East Side from 104th street, offers a six-acre garden with flowers, fountains and beautiful walkways.

Central Park visitors can experience a European garden without actually flying to Europe.

On the East side between 63rd and 66th street, Central park has its own zoo. You can experience the wild life while walking through the park. The zoo is open daily from 10am – 5:30 pm and has penguins, seals, and many other fascinating animals.

If you are just looking for a place to relax, Sheep Meadow is the perfect place. The 15-acre field is located along the southwestern edge of the park, on the West Side between 66th and 68th street. It is one of the most famous spots in Manhattan and is always crowded, especially on a warm day.

If the heat is too much for you, you can take refuge the Lasker Rink and Pool. This huge public pool is open for everyone and is located between 106th and 108th street, mid-park. It is open daily from 11am- 3pm and 4pm-7pm and admission is free.

Those who enjoy nature can go for hike in the North Woods, with its streams, waterfalls, ponds and famous Central Park arches. Off the beaten path, this northwest corner of the park is rural and rugged, a hidden gem of Central Park. You won’t find many tourists visiting this area.

Central Park offers a number of fun things to do, even if it is just taking a stroll through the park. It is a beautiful reminder of nature in a crowded and busy city.