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Recreation & Activities

JW Marriott Essex House New York is just steps from one of New York's most iconic attractions, Central Park. The urban oasis hosts a wide variety of activities, events and entertainment throughout the year. Whether visiting our hotel for business or pleasure, this city landmark is a must- see.

Activities in Central Park

Horse and carriage rides Available year round, carriage rides through the park are a wonderful way to experience the spirit of New York City. Located on Central Park South between 5th and 6th avenues.


Row boats on the lake  Grab an oar and experience a unique view of Central Park by renting a row boat from the Loeb Boathouse.  Venetian gondola tours are also available.  Open seasonally from April to September.


Central Park Zoo  With more than 130 different species, the Central Park Zoo is a great adventure for the whole family.


Ice skating at Wollman Rink Enjoy the magic of winter in Central Park by renting skates and gliding on ice in this urban oasis.


Bird watching  Home to native species and exotic birds that pass through during their migration, Central Park is known for its bird watching community.


Biking in Central Park  Bike rentals include maps and accessories for your adventure through Central Park.  Tandem bikes are also available.


Stay fit on Central Park running trails Home to the finish line of the New York Marathon, Central Park offers a variety of running trails and picturesque surroundings. Download a map for the best paths.


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