NYC. Manhattan. 15 things to do and see in Central Park.

Walk along the Mall...
(1.) Walk along the Mall…
Central Park Bethesda terrace
…to the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain (2).

Bethesda Fountain

Rent a boat on the lake or walk over the Bow Bridge
(3) Rent a boat on the lake or walk over the beautiful, cast-iron Bow Bridge (4).
Stop by the Loeb Boathouse for lunch or dinner.
(5) Stop by the Loeb Boathouse for lunch or dinner.
Play with model boats at Conservatory Water.
(6) Play with model boats at Conservatory Water…
... or climb atop the nearby Alice in Wonderland statue.
… or climb atop the nearby Alice in Wonderland statue (6).
Jog (or walk) around the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
(7) Jog around the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir on its 1.6 miles-long running track.

Central Park Resevoir

Climb up to the top of Belverdere Castle ...
(8) Climb up to the top of Belverdere Castle …
... and enjoy the view over the Turle Pond and the Great Lawn.
… and enjoy the view over the Turle Pond and the Great Lawn.
Visit Strwaberry Fields, a memorial to John Lennon.
(9) Visit Strawberry Fields, a memorial to John Lennon.
Visit the Conservatory Gardens, a six-acre formal garden.
(10) Stroll through the Conservatory Gardens, a six-acre formal garden…
... or visit the Shakespeare Garden.
… or visit the Shakespeare Garden with its statues and flowers and plants mentioned in his plays. (11).
Relax on the Great Lawn...
(12) Relax on the Great Lawn…
... or the Sheep Meadow.
… or the Sheep Meadow – the parks largest lawn –  at the south end (14)…
...or at Herlem Meer at the northern end of the park.
…or at Harlem Meer at the northern end of the park (15).
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