Hotels and Vacation Rentals Near Central Park

Central Park

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Central Park

Apartment ∙ 2 guests
Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $177
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4.3
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Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $158
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4.5
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $299
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4.9
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Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $148
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4.7
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Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $177
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4.7
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Lenox Hill, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $592
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4.9
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Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Carnegie Hill, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $484 $584
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4.8
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Carnegie Hill, Manhattan, New York, United States
from $403
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4.5
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Get Back to Nature in the Oasis of New York's Central Park

This vast public space is an oasis of green among the bustling streets of Manhattan. Beyond the green surroundings, the park is home to entertainment as diverse as a zoo, a concert series, and various monuments. Stay in a vacation rental near Central Park and not only can you make the most of a prime Manhattan location, the park can serve as a beautiful, endlessly interesting backyard during your trip.

Must Sees in Central Park

The Angel of the Waters in Central Park

Famous for appearing in the opening credits of the sitcom Friends, television buffs should be sure to wander past this fountain.

Central Park's Strawberry Fields

This green leafy area, most famous for its "Imagine" mosaic, honors John Lennon. From here you can also see the Dakota, the iconic apartment building in which Lennon lived and where he was shot and killed in 1980.

Central Park Zoo

This small but well-kept city zoo is home to fauna including penguins, monkeys, polar bears, and sea lions. The adjacent children's zoo is also included in the ticket price.

Useful Information

Getting Around the Park

If you want to explore the park but would rather not walk, you have a wealth of options. Bikes are permitted on designated pathways, roller skates and in-line skates are another popular option, and you can even hire one of the many pedicabs, although these can get pricey!

Picnic in the Park

The park has cafes, kiosks, and of course, the famous Boathouse restaurant, but it's a great idea to pack a picnic to enjoy on the park's pristine lawns. Be aware that there are designated spots for picnics and make sure to clean up after yourself.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This incredible museum is adjacent to the park on the east side. Take a morning stroll through the park and then head to the Met, as it's affectionately known, for exhibits ranging from antiquity to the 20th century.

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