Take a walk through Central Park

Central Park New York

5 fun FREE things to do in New York City/Take a walk through Central Park
Claire's Itchy Feet
Written By Claire's Itchy Feet

Hi! I'm Claire an avid traveler and Digital Nomad. At 34 I sold all my worldly possessions that wouldn’t fit into 3 boxes or in my backpack and hit the road.

No matter how many times you might visit Central Park you will never have the same experience. Plus it is so huge you could spend a week just exploring all of the different areas.

The park itself is 843 acres and runs between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side starting at 59th Street and running all the way up to 110th Street. Because of its size, you are going to need at least half a day to explore.

I like to start at Times Square for a quick obligatory photo shoot before crossing over to 5th Avenue.

Top Tip: Make sure you pick up lunch (or bring something from home) so you can find a spot to eat in the park.

Once on 5th Avenue, you can enter the park on the east side and walk up the east side of the park towards The Met (The Metropolitan Museum).

On the way you will see the famous Alice in Wonderland Statue.

Although you may have to wait for a while if you want to get a photo.

You are likely to pass street performers who are always worth stopping for.

There is also a sailing lake you can rent a boat on.

If you keep walking you will reach The Met.

Keep going even further and you will reach the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Time it right and this is a great spot to watch the sun setting.

Find hotels near this post

5 fun FREE things to do in New York City

Take a walk through Central Park

Cookie image

We use cookies on this website. You are free to manage these via your browser settings at any time. For more information about how we use cookies, please see our Privacy Policy.