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4 Tips for Visiting Central Park

If you're staying in a Midtown Manhattan hotel like Hotel Mela, you sure don't want to pass up a chance to visit Central Park. Central Park is located in the heart of Manhattan and offers a huge assortment of things to do. We've put together four tips for helping you get the most out of your Central Park experience. 1. Plan Ahead If you want to make the most out of your time in Central Park, you need to plan ahead. Educate yourself on the ever changing events, discover bike paths, determine how to join a tour, and find out the zoo's hours of operation. The more you know before you hit the ground, the more productive (and enjoyable) your time in Central Park will be. 2. Plan a Picnic Picnicking in Central Park allows you to fully take in the vibe of Central Park. Talk about a great place to people watch! Grab a blanket and lunch from a nearby deli (or pre-pack lunch from home), and if you're lucky you'll catch one of the Park's many concerts or events. 3. Use a App. As the saying goes, "there's an app for that;" and Central Park is no different. Before you head out to explore this patch of greenery, download the official Central Park App. The app has a GPS-enabled map, an events calendar, customizable notifications and more. Get the most from Central Park with its free (and priceless) app. You'll find the app at Google Play and iTunes App Stores. 4. Stay at a Nearby Hotel Staying in a hotel near Central Park minimizes the time and expense associated with travel and maximizes fun! At the end of a day full of exploration, rest your head at Hotel Mela; a boutique hotel located in Midtown Manhattan featuring classy rooms, an ideal location and incredible views of the City. Pair Central Park with Hotel Mela and you'll get a genuine taste of City life.