As the most frequented urban park in the nation, Central Park has become a well-known area throughout the entire United States.
This 843-acre patch of rolling grass, lakes, streams, and 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 location sightseeing just as easily as it can provide a day of outdoor activity.
Aside from film settings you'll encounter, 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 at the top pf your list of sights to experience while visiting the Big Apple.
Experiencing the thrills of New York City first-hand has never been as easy or exciting as with this 48-hour pass to enjoy over 50 stops throughout the Big Apple from the luxury of a Double Decker Bus.
Relax in the passenger seats of a luxury motorcoach while a professional tour guide provides you with an insight to the city as the coach cruises alongside hotspots such the Museum Mile, Greenwich Village, and Central Park.