Central Park

1871 House is Just steps away from New York’s Central Park

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Central Park is a prominent amenity of our Upper East Side neighborhood. This precious neighborhood amenity is a setting for enjoying many sports activities and hobbies such as running, jogging, bicycle riding, strolling, rollerblading, ice-skating, picnicking, and much more.  Guests staying at our New York Bed and Breakfast need walk only two short blocks to enter Central Park and explore all it has to offer.  

Running in Central Park
The close proximity of 1871 House to Central Park is one of the many reasons so many of our guests come back to 1871 House year after year. Being so near to Central Park allows guests staying with us to easily take advantage of the multitute of acitivities and events that take place in the Park. For example the NYC Marathon takes place every November.  Over the years, we've had many NYC Marathon runners choose to stay with us simply because we are so close to the finish line of the NYC Marathon.   But it's not just NYC Marathon Runners who enjoy how close to the Park our NYC B&B is. Many guests are simply avid runners. These guests can take advantage of the close proximity of the Manhattan Accommodations we provide. We see many of our guests heading to the Park early in the morning with their running shoes on and heading over toward Central Park. Central Park is literally just two blocks from 1871 House and offers both hilly and flat terrain and a combination of surfaces. Central Park is a runner's paradise. 

Below, we've listed a few more fun Central Park destinations that our present and future guests can enjoy. 

Because our NYC Bed and Breakfast is so close to Wollman Rink, our guests find Ice Skating to be a fun and convenient way to spend a wintery afternoon or morning.  There is a cafe alongside the rink which means one could spend the entire morning or afternoon there. Wollman Rink is located on the East Side between 62nd and 63rd Streets which is a very short walk from our New York B&B. Ice skating is the perfect way to spend a very romantic winter day or night.  

Enter the Park at 59th and 6th Avenue or 59th and 5th Avenue. For hours and prices, visit Wollman Rink's Official Website.

Walking In Central Park
With hundreds of acres to explore, Central Park is a wonderful place for our guests to wander. Wear comfy shoes, bring a map of Central Park and enjoy the beautifully designed park. Guests staying at our Manhattan Bed and Breakfast Like to Take time to enjoy both the intensely manicured areas of Central Park, as well as the wilder places, like The Ramble.

Watch the Sailboats on the Conservatory Water
Even if you don't have a model boat of your own, you can rent one or join the crowd of observers watching the model sail boats on the Conservatory Water on Central Park's east side from 72nd to 75th Streets.

Enjoy a Picnic in Central Park
For guests who want to spend the afternoon feeling like a "real" New Yorker, consider enjoying a picnic in Central Park. Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn are two popular places to picnic and people-watch, but you can wander around and find a place that looks good to you.

Central Park Zoo
Fun for the whole family, The Central Park Zoo is home to over 130 species from all over the world. 1871 House is a New York City Bed and Breakfast with suites large enough to accommodate a family of 5 together in one suite.  So if you are staying at our Manhattan B&B with your family, the zoo is a great place to spend a few hours.  We are just a few blocks away from the Central Park Zoo.  64th Street & 5th Avenue

The zoo is divided into different climates so attendees can experience penguins and polar bears, lizards and monkeys, snakes and sea lions all in the same day! Learn more about the Central Park Zoo here.

Tish Children's Zoo
Tisch Children's Zoo, is a petting zoo featuring more gentle creatures for children to get up close and personal with. Designed as a miniture walk-through nature trail, kids can feed and touch a variety of animals and birds as they pass by the barnyard and duck pond. Also features an Acorn Theatre and the Enchanted Forest, a habitat for birds, turtles and frogs.

Central Park Carousel
The famous Central Park Carousel, is in its third incarnation since 1871 (the original was horse-powered, and the next two were supposedly destroyed by fires), and the current version dates to 1950, when it was discovered in a Coney Island trolley terminal. Enter mid-park at 64th Street.

Loeb Boathouse
The iconic Loeb Boathouse offers boat and bicycle rentals, gondola rides, and even an exquisite dining experience all under one striking, green patina-coated roof. The Central Park Boathouse. 

Bethesda Fountain
The gorgeous focal point of the Bethesda Terrace, the Bethesda Fountain is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide.  It is one of the most well known fountains in the world, and the statue at its center was the only sculpture to have been commissioned as a part of Central Park's original design.Located Mid-Park at 72nd Street. Bethesda Fountain.