Located in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is the most visited urban park in the US, attracting nearly 40 million visitors every year. It covers 843 acres and its beauty is preserved with the help of the non-profit organization Central Park Conservancy. It’s popularity is a result of the countless attractions you can find in the area, that give you something interesting to do through the entire day. You can start your tour by visiting The Pond and crossing the Gapstow Bridge, a popular proposal spot, then continue to walk to the Central Park Zoo.
You can see many of the Central Park’s landmarks from Belvedere Castle built in 1865, where you can also find an intricate collection of natural history artifacts. As you walk through the park, you will stumble upon many sculptures, including Alice In Wonderland, Andrew H. Green Bench as well as the Obelisk, an ancient Egyptian statue built around 1450 BC. Once you’re tired from exploring, head out to the Sheep Meadow and lay out in the sun, or get lost in The Ramble, a man made forest.
How to find a gym with day pass access in Central Park?
During the sunny days, take part in one of the many outdoor activities available in Central Park such as biking and yoga. However, if you’re not so lucky with the weather, visit the nearby New York Health & Racquet Club – West 56th, that you can access with a TrainAway day pass. This art deco facility offers something for everyone, from modern strength training equipment, over group fitness, to boxing, basketball and swimming.
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