Adding to the alluring charm of New York, Central Park is located in the heart of Manhattan. Bringing a different aspect to the bustling metropolis of New York, Central Park lies as an oasis for the locals, making the already pulsating city of New York an even greater place to live in. Amidst its commercial districts, breathing out an air of vibrant city lifestyle and splendid cityscape architectures, Central Park is designed to be represented as an international example of city parks around the globe.
Its vast expanse of land reaches to an approximate of 843 acres. A large land, it encapsulates a wide variety of entertainment and leisure activities for the guests to have an enjoyable time. Boasting of several natural splendors, touring around the park will be an unforgettable experience as visitors can come across ice rinks, lakes, fountains, theatres, baseball fields, tennis courts and playground. Ideal for adults and children alike, the park will be the idyllic place for families and couples to enjoy a fun-filled day. Calling out to everyone, even those lonely souls who prefer to indulge in a calm solitude can have a pleasant day at the park as there are countless spots which allow one to sit back and contemplate.
The park which is owned by the City, was initially opened to the public in 1857. However, more and more people began to realize the true potential of the park, envisioning it to be more of a destination spot where travelers are able to enjoy the park and its large area to the fullest. In 1858, a design competition was held to expand and improve Central Park where Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted emerged as the winners. Setting their eyes on their objective, the plan was put to practice in order to make Central Park even better than it was. Referred to as the Greensward Plan, construction began on the same year and was completed in the early 1870s.
Since then, the park has included many additions, catering to the many interests and needs of the people. Having a thriving and pulsating atmosphere, the attractions in the park are nothing short of spectacular. Entirely landscaped, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, Children’s Zoo, the Central Park Zoo and Wildlife Centre are much loved attractions among tourists as it gives them a look into the diverse and vibrant nature of New York. Other attractions include Belvedere Castle, Great Lawn and Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. There are also many statues of iconic figures including the oldest public monument, the Obelisk.
There are many New York City hotels to consider when searching for an accommodation. If you are searching for hotels in Midtown East NYC, one that would come to mind is Millennium UN Plaza Hotel New York. Guests staying in this hotel will be amidst a multitude of attractions and dining options located nearby to the hotel.