The weather was pretty amazing this September. We almost reached 85 degrees today and October is just around the corner. When the sun is out, I love walking in Central Park and sometimes take a boat ride on The Lake. The boathouse is located between 74th and 75ft street on the east side of the park. You can enter on 72 street and then take a short walk to the location. It costs 15$ an hour to rent a boat. The rental also requires a 20$ deposit that they will return when you are done. I’m fairly sure they only take cash, so make sure to take some with you before you decide to walk over there. The boathouse is open from 10am to dusk, from April to October.
Boathouse restaurant is apparently a great place to eat. From what I heard they have a nice view and the food is amazing. I have personally never had the pleasure to check it out, but I heard the brunch is outstanding and the panoramic view is a great New York experience.
This famous attraction is the ultimate symbol of New York romanticism like you might see in the movies. You will find a lot of couples and maybe if you are lucky assist in a proposal or two (I personally saw 2, kind of cliché I would say but still very cute). On a lazy summer afternoon this is the perfect thing to do, you can row your boat for a little bit and then just enjoy the moment. The lake is huge, I never fully explored it. I’m not very good at rowing a boat, so I basically wound up going around in big circle… If you are lucky you might get a chance to see some ducks or turtles maybe even a swan.
I love to relax and just spend some quality time with friends. If you are fortunate to have the time, I promise you will see midtown Manhattan in a completely new light. The view of the skyline from there allowas you to enjoy the different periods of architecture that surround the park.
The prices are reasonable for the value you are receiving. If you have kids or just want to spend time with your other half, this is the perfect attraction. A tiny oasis far from New York’s crowded , noisy streets.Get out there, enjoy every minute of the sunshine before the winter cold sets in.