Visiting Bow Bridge in New York City

Whilst visiting New York City there a number of things that fall under the ‘must visit’ banner as a tourist, one of which being a walk around Central Park. Within the park there’s a load to see and do however a key stopping point is the famous Bow Bridge.

Bow Bridge sits over The Lake and has featured in numerous TV shows and films over the years including Manhatten, Glee, Enchanted and Spider-man so it should be familiar to a lot of people. It’s also a very popular spot for marriage proposals so keep an eye out for someone’s big moment!

Bow Bridge Central Park

Constructed of cast iron the bridge features a flat wooden walkway which like the overall sleekness of the bridge, is beautiful.

Bow Bridge Central Park

And the views from the bridge? Well, you do of course get a great view of the boating lake. You also get to have a laugh at all of the men trying to impress by gracefully rowing their wives, girlfriends and fiancées around who clearly underestimated that rowing is actually quite hard work!

Finally, you get a great view of the New York City skyline.

Bow Bridge Central Park

The Lake and Boathouse

The lake and boathouse are of course where Bow Bridge is located and so a visit to the bridge offers the opportunity to take a stroll around the lake too.

Boating Lake Central Park

Boating Lake Central Park

The Boathouse Central Park

Central Park has a lot to offer a tourist in the City and Bow Bridge should certainly be up there as one your stopping points. If you’re heading to New York City this year, make sure you go take a look, you won’t be disappointed.

 

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