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spending time in central park

New York, NY, United States
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Yes, it is touristy, but Central Park in Manhattan has so much to see and do. I often overlook it when I am in New York City, but when I remember to take the time to experience it, I always have a good time.

My favorite Central Park experience was the time I had a taxi take me from my hotel on 36th and Broadway and drop me off at 90th and 5th. It was a beautiful September day, and I took my time running/walking back to the hotel. I passed other runners, street musicians, a drum circle, kids playing, horse drawn carriages, etc. It's a great way to experience the city.
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Hotels

Hilton
There are several throughout the city, but if you stay here you know what you are getting

Points of interest

Cleopatra's Needle
brought in from Egypt, you can spend time staring at it in wonder

Restaurants

Zabar's
stop here and get food before heading into the park for a killer picnic
Tavern On the Green
touristy and expensive, but so many experiences in New York are...

Special activities

Harlem Meer
One can rent a fishing pole and fish in this part of the park

On The Map

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