< Exploring New York City
Enormous swaths of pastoral hills, woods, lakes, and streams – stretching out along 50 blocks – make up New York’s most treasured green space, Central Park. Opened in 1860, it was the city’s first major public park and is known as the backyard of all New Yorkers. Among the greenery there is plenty to explore, including Belvedere Castle and Bethesda Terrace, as well as a zoo and several excellent playgrounds.
Sea lions atop a rocky outcrop in their enclosure, Central Garden and Sea Lion Pool, Central ...