I’m sure. Heaven must have the shape of Central Park! The huge, symmetrical and perfect park in the center of Manhattan is its infinite lung. In addition, let us say that New York is “the city of kindness” how could this part of the city not resemble paradise? When you enter the most famous park in the world you do not know what or who you can meet. Often famous actors and singers, who stroll with their dogs. (Dogs are everywhere in New York!). With hat and glasses to blend in and maybe without bodyguards. I was told that Madonna often jogs in Central Park, and I looked for her in vain … But without too much delay here is what to do in Central Park, at a minimum:
-A carriage ride is a must in Central Park, although not at all cheap. Fifty dollars for a quarter of an hour. But it is really worth it. Or there are rickshaws, but I do not really like the idea of being carried around by a boy who rides.
-Rent bicycles at the park entrances. Much cheaper.
-Go to the lake and rent a boat, at the Loab Boathouse, or admire the beautiful panorama.
-Have lunch at the gourmet restaurant of the lake, which has beautiful terraces. It is necessary to book because it is not easy to find a place.
– See the Strawberry Fields Memorial, dedicated to John Lennon. The mosaic in black and white with the word Imagine in the center was made by artisans of a company from Naples who donated it to the city of New York. In this space it is very easy to come across musicians who pay homage to John Lennon, playing and singing his music all year round.
-Go to Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, a beautiful and large statue of an angel, Water Angel, which serves as a crossroads in the park. Here we met a group of classical dancers who try their steps in the park. Beautiful! Eleonora was ecstatic! It is the place where you can meet many street performers who perform in their performances.
-Walking through The Mall is my favorite path. The avenue gives the perception of grandeur and beauty of the park. It is an avenue where beautiful elms live and lots of fast, plump, and frightened squirrels. They are approaching trying to get food. Francesco and Eleonora had never seen such cute animals so close up. The trees are the protagonists of Central Park, kept very well and loved by the newrkesi.
-The zoo, whether you have children or not is worth seeing. The animals are not enclosed in small cages but the settings leave them with a wide livability. Francesco and Eleonora loved it, also because it was the setting of one of their favorite movies, the penguins of Madagascar!
-Take a ride on the beautiful carousel, Carousel, even if you do not necessarily have little children with you.
-Spread out in the sun of the big lawn, Sheep Meadow, where New Yorkers love to have their picnics, open from April to October. And I also found the statue of Giuseppe Mazzini!
-Finally, one of the best parts of the park: Shakespeare Garden. A small garden, with flowers and plants mentioned in the works of Shakespeare, where in spring and summer a poster is held entirely dedicated to the work of the Bard by the Delacorte Theater. Tickets are not snapped up by chance. In the case you passed from those parts I highly recommend it.