Central Park in New York City, NY
This 843 acre patch of rolling grass, lakes, streams and general natural beauty has solidified itself into the annals of Americana in a variety of ways. Featured in hundreds of movies and thousands of television programs, Central Park can provide a time of movie sightseeing just as easily as it can provide a day of outdoor activity.
Aside from film settings you'll encounter through a Central Park waltz, you'll also find dozens of beautifully artistic fountains and sculptures, like those found in Bethesda Terrace. Bethesda Terrace hosts the popular Bethesda Fountain, the central feature of the terrace. The pool of the fountain is centered by a sculpture from the mid-late 1800s that depicts an angel. Beneath her, four four-foot cherubs (Temperance, Purity, Health and Peace) stand as well. This statue is also called the 'Angel of the Waters.' Another fountain you can see in the park is Cherry Hill Fountain, which was once a watering trough for horses in the 19th century.
Whether you're looking for a place to play with the children, get a little exercise or even lounge around, Central Park is the premier place to go in New York City. Even if you don't plan on staying around long, Central Park should definitely be atop your list of sights to experience while visiting the Big Apple.
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