The Mall

Top ways to experience The Mall and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 72nd St • 9 min walk
  • 5th Ave / 59th St • 9 min walk
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FLHarlock
Tavares, FL4,927 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It was surreal to be walking along The Mall in Central Park. I’ve seen this so many times in movies and it was just like being in a movie. Beautiful and alive with NYC energy. Highly recommended!
Written June 8, 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The Mall is the widest pedestrian path in Central Park and in many ways is the best place to feel the energy of this amazing city park. Lined with vendors, artists and musicians, it is a great place to stroll along down to the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain and to the rowing lake. It is tree lined with plenty of shade and is a great place to grab a bench, people watch and enjoy the scene.
Written April 8, 2024
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adventix
Boston, MA1,897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We love central park and the mall is especially a fun walk in the shade. There are always some music playing and/or some street performance. It is also fun to read the dedications on the different benches.
Written June 11, 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I walked five times in Central Park during December 2021 and each time I walked on The Mall. It is my favorite part of Central Park along with Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. The Mall has many statues. For example, Christopher Columbus, William Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Beethoven, Schiller and many others. There was a monument to Women's Rights and a bandshell. There are many vendors selling paintings. I found it a really great place to walk and also to rest on a bench. It was enjoyable. For visitors entering Central Park at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, I recommend stopping at The Dairy Visitors Center to get a free map of Central Park and then proceeding on to The Mall.
Written December 21, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It's all beautiful, the statues and allusions to literature, the big trees that cover you, the benches and the walkway, and now the monument to women's suffrage. Just as pretty as it can be.
Written November 3, 2021
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Visited this part of the park for the first time. Its a nice long straight, wide stretch of walkway with benches on both sides. Some statues and memorials along the way too. Great place to spend some time relaxing and people watching.
Written May 19, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Good area to walk around as you end up at the fountain works is a nice area to sit and relax. Recommended.
Written November 1, 2019
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Matt S
Staffordshire, UK343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
The mall, a lovely walk through Central Park, lined with great statues and ending up at Bathesda terrace.
Definitely worth the time to walk.
Sit and watch the world go by.
Written October 31, 2019
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK3,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Mall is the main walk down the park to get to Bethesda Fountain. During our visit we saw many different acts and artists including a great dance group, a puppeteer dancing to R&B and a incredibly talented young sketch artist.
Written August 10, 2019
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Tallian G
Austria999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
So many famous films had made here...it was a fantastic feeling to take a long walk on the same "stage" :)
There is a specially atmosphare in the middle of central park!, take a walk!
Written June 1, 2019
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