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Posted: 08/16/19 06:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've been to NYC a couple times, but just barely stepped foot in Central Park. We want to see more of it this coming trip.

Anyone have advice on special-not-to-miss parts of the park?


Oh - and if anyone has advice on where to get the best burger in Manhattan...


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While there don't miss Ellis Island. My wife does a lot of genealogy research (family)and she loves it there.

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We are big on bus trips. Surely there is a bus tour that takes in Central Park. Feel like renting bicycles to tour the park?


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We walked into Central Park. Not really much to see! Yes they have the fountain and the bridge, along with some ponds, but nothing overly exciting. I would spend more time at ground zero, liberty and Ellis islands.


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Wow! What am I reading?? If anyone thought there was nothing to see in central park, they should have made a post like the op did above to get some help. It's one of the best and most interesting places in all of NYC.

Places to see:

I suggest starting (or ending) at Columbus Circle. Southwest corner of the park. There is a whole foods where you can pick up a nice prepared lunch for a picnic on the lawns.

Carousel*
Central Park Zoo
The Mall
Bethesda Terrace and the singers in the steps area there*
Strawberry Fields for John Lennon fans
Loeb Boathouse (and The Lake)*
The Ramble
Belvedere Castle*
The Metropolitan Museum of Art*
Conservatory Garden

*denotes a must see


If you didn't think Central Park was amazing, you had no idea where to go. It's probably the best thing in NYC.

Burgers:

Best high quality burgers and incredibe shakes are at BareBurger.

Most popular is Shake Shack.

Surprisingly good but simple is Schnipppers.

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HadEnough - this is great! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the number one item on our itinerary. So glad to get info on the park...

Last time we were there we did check out the Dakota and popped into the park from there. Now we've got ideas on where to go and what to see. And we've got the burger joints whittled down too, lol.

Thanks a bunch!


Thanks to the other responders also - guess I could have mentioned that we have our itinerary pretty mapped out - except for the park and the burgers. [emoticon]

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HadEnough wrote:

Wow! What am I reading?? If anyone thought there was nothing to see in central park, they should have made a post like the op did above to get some help. It's one of the best and most interesting places in all of NYC.

Places to see:

I suggest starting (or ending) at Columbus Circle. Southwest corner of the park. There is a whole foods where you can pick up a nice prepared lunch for a picnic on the lawns.

Carousel*
Central Park Zoo
The Mall
Bethesda Terrace and the singers in the steps area there*
Strawberry Fields for John Lennon fans
Loeb Boathouse (and The Lake)*
The Ramble
Belvedere Castle*
The Metropolitan Museum of Art*
Conservatory Garden

*denotes a must see


If you didn't think Central Park was amazing, you had no idea where to go. It's probably the best thing in NYC.

Burgers:

Best high quality burgers and incredibe shakes are at BareBurger.

Most popular is Shake Shack.

Surprisingly good but simple is Schnipppers.


Very nice list,
Before retirement work took me to NYC many times starting in 1997. Back then I was several pounds lighter I would run the loop road inside the park (6.2 miles) the park is a lot more than the side that faces 59th it extends to south Harlem. Enjoy your visit to NYC, but also visit the 911 Memorial very moving.


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Thanks! I have never been to the 9/11 memorial and will never go. I got to see, hear and smell it all in real life. That was enough 9/11 for me. :/


rhagfo wrote:

HadEnough wrote:

Wow! What am I reading?? If anyone thought there was nothing to see in central park, they should have made a post like the op did above to get some help. It's one of the best and most interesting places in all of NYC.

Places to see:

I suggest starting (or ending) at Columbus Circle. Southwest corner of the park. There is a whole foods where you can pick up a nice prepared lunch for a picnic on the lawns.

Carousel*
Central Park Zoo
The Mall
Bethesda Terrace and the singers in the steps area there*
Strawberry Fields for John Lennon fans
Loeb Boathouse (and The Lake)*
The Ramble
Belvedere Castle*
The Metropolitan Museum of Art*
Conservatory Garden

*denotes a must see


If you didn't think Central Park was amazing, you had no idea where to go. It's probably the best thing in NYC.

Burgers:

Best high quality burgers and incredibe shakes are at BareBurger.

Most popular is Shake Shack.

Surprisingly good but simple is Schnipppers.


Very nice list,
Before retirement work took me to NYC many times starting in 1997. Back then I was several pounds lighter I would run the loop road inside the park (6.2 miles) the park is a lot more than the side that faces 59th it extends to south Harlem. Enjoy your visit to NYC, but also visit the 911 Memorial very moving.


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pasusan wrote:

HadEnough - this is great! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the number one item on our itinerary. So glad to get info on the park...

Last time we were there we did check out the Dakota and popped into the park from there. Now we've got ideas on where to go and what to see. And we've got the burger joints whittled down too, lol.

Thanks a bunch!


Thanks to the other responders also - guess I could have mentioned that we have our itinerary pretty mapped out - except for the park and the burgers. [emoticon]


Glad to be of help. Have a great trip!

PS: I'm a rabid BareBurger fan. Was trying to be unbiased. Ha ha ha

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HadEnough wrote:

pasusan wrote:

HadEnough - this is great! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the number one item on our itinerary. So glad to get info on the park...

Last time we were there we did check out the Dakota and popped into the park from there. Now we've got ideas on where to go and what to see. And we've got the burger joints whittled down too, lol.

Thanks a bunch!


Thanks to the other responders also - guess I could have mentioned that we have our itinerary pretty mapped out - except for the park and the burgers. [emoticon]


Glad to be of help. Have a great trip!

PS: I'm a rabid BareBurger fan. Was trying to be unbiased. Ha ha ha
Not to worry - as I looked it up it is organic - that's where we're going!

Thanks again!

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