The Perks Of Central Park!

Aditi Banga

Le Pain Quotidien, 1131 Madison Avenue

Grab a seat at their communal farm tables and enjoy the chocolate croissants, fresh bread and fruit jams, and a big bowl of coffee to start your day!

The Perks Of Central Park!

Metropolitan Museum

Wander over to the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art and check out the following: The amazing roof garden, which features a different artist each summer and beautiful views of Central Park and the cityscape. The Temple of Dendur, a fully reconstructed Egyptian temple. The Studiolo from the Ducal Palace, a reconstructed Italian Renaissance studio made entirely of a fascinating wood-inlay technique.

Via Quadronno Cafe

Enjoy delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads at the elegant Via Quadronno, right off of Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Save room for their gelato!

Central Park

Wander into the 76th Street and 5th Avenue entrance of Central Park. Spend your afternoon lazily walking around and enjoying its sights, including: The Alice in Wonderland statue, which is on Conservatory Water, a pond where you can sail model boats to your heart's content. The regal Bethesda Fountain and Plaza, where you can enjoy several troubadours. Walk through the Mall and head for a ride on the famous Carousel. Wrap up your afternoon by renting a rowboat by The Boathouse.

Sant Ambroeus, 1000 Madison Avenue

Give your legs a rest from your Central Park jaunt by getting an afternoon coffee and pastry at the star-studded Sant Ambroeus on Madison Avenue.

The Perks Of Central Park!

Dean & Deluca, 1150 Madison Avenue

A few blocks up on Madison Avenue, pick up a picnic dinner at Dean & Deluca that you can enjoy on Cedar Hill in Central Park.

Shakespeare in the Park

After finishing your picnic dinner, watch a dramatic and enjoyable rendering of a Shakespeare classic under the summer night sky at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (tip: Get tickets in advance the night before online!).

The Perks Of Central Park!
The Perks Of Central Park!

Boat Basin Cafe

Cap off your cultural evening with a drink at the sunken outdoor bar off of Central Park's west side, the Boat Basin Cafe.