Central Park in New York City, USA
Shelly & Jimmie from Norway to Nowhere
New York City can be overwhelming with its towering skyscrapers, honking taxis and crowded sidewalks, but stepping through the large stone gates and into Central Park is like being transported to paradise. The quiet brooks, green trees and walking paths drown out the metropolitan noise. If Leslie Knope (any Parks & Rec fans out there?) had an idea of what heaven would be like we’re pretty sure this is it.
The park is 843 acres of urban oasis with plenty of areas to explore, including the famous Met Museum, Strawberry Fields, the Gapstow Bridge, Shakespeare Garden, the Central Park Zoo, and numerous statues and sculptures. It is one of those special places where each time you go, you get a unique experience: orchestral performances, outdoor movie screenings or tours for just about everything you could think of. One of our favorite things to do is to grab a New York hot dog, sit on a bench and people-watch to our heart’s content.
The park is also one of the only places in New York City where you don’t have to pay an entrance fee!