New York City, New York is one of the most-visited cities in the world, and for good reason. The city is alive with entertainment, culture, and art—so much so that it doesn't even get to sleep! Central Park acts as the lungs of the city, and it provides a welcome breather from the frantic pace of NYC. Book a stay in one of the excellent hotels near Central Park, and you'll be close to the city's attractions with a huge garden on your doorstep.
The park covers 843 acres of Uptown Manhattan, and it is one of the city's premier attractions. While it provides New Yorkers with a place to relax, walk, or run, it contains many sights of interest to tourists as well. Belvedere Castle is one of the highest points in the park and provides great views. Kids will love boating on the Lake or a visit to the Central Park Zoo to see some exotic animals. There are lots of hotels on Central Park that overlook this lush urban oasis; take advantage of cheap New York City flights for incredible daily views that will lift your spirits.
Some of New York's most iconic buildings rest to the south of the park; what visit to this city would be complete without meeting the Lady herself? Battery Park, at the south end of Manhattan Island, is the place to catch a ferry to Liberty Island and get up close to the Statue of Liberty, while the Empire State Building, which stands 1454 feet above the city in the heart of Midtown, offers observation deck views that are breathtaking. It can get busy, but hotels by Central Park are close enough for you to get there early and beat the crowds.
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