You could spend your whole life in New York City and still only see a tiny fraction of the various sights, sounds, experiences, and attractions the city has to offer. As one of the most famous urban parks in the world, Central Park alone is filled with so many attractions that each visit can uncover something new. This world-famous oasis of midtown Manhattan is one of our New York City personal injury lawyers’ favorite places to unwind on our off days.
If you’ve got an appointment at our offices and are looking for a way to relax for the rest of the day, we recommend checking out the following attractions in Central Park:
Located on the west side of the park between 66th to 69th streets, Sheep Meadow is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. This 15-acre expanse of green grass is a great spot to have a picnic, fly a kite, or simply relax on a blanket while gazing at the iconic Manhattan skyline. This space also has a history as a gathering place for protests, demonstrations, and political movements. The juxtaposition of a vast meadow against the backdrop of one of the world’s most famous skylines makes Sheep Meadow one of our favorite spots in Central Park.
Great Lawn and Turtle Pond
The Great Lawn and Turtle Pond are connected features in the 35-acre Lower Reservoir of Central Park. This section is specifically designed as a quiet zone in the park, as loud music and other noisy activities are prohibited. Our personal injury lawyers love to relax on the Great Lawn and watch the sunset reflect off Turtle Pond while we enjoy a good book or conversation with a close friend.
Bethesda Terrace & Fountain
Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain have had a tumultuous history – while they began as the site of an outdoor restaurant in the 60s eventually regressed into one of the city’s most notorious drug markets in the 70s. Eventually, a largescale renovation of Central Park helped make these features more beautiful than ever in the 1980s. Today, the Terrace and Fountain are two of the most popular features amongst Central Park visitors.
Take some time to appreciate the intricate and varies sculptures and carvings that adorn the walls and pillars of the terrace, while the calming water flow of the fountain flows behind you. One of the most beautiful and relaxing attractions in Central Park, and one of our favorites.
Strawberry Fields is a must-see attraction for any Beatles fan. This 2.5 acre landscaped section of Central Park was built as a memorial to John Lennon, and named after the classic Beatles’ song “Strawberry Fields Forever”. The Imagine Mosaic is in the center of the park, and you may notice bunches of flowers left there by John Lennon fans and admirers from all over the world. We recommend bringing your own handful of flowers if you’d like to pay your respects. We also suggest visiting early if possible, as the site can easily become overrun with tour groups by noon.