Nearly 8.5 million people live in New York City. A whopping 37 million visit the 843 acres known as Central Park. Created in 1857, it has evolved into a mecca for fun, enjoyment and relaxation. Among the attractions are horse-drawn carriages, jogging paths, a carousel, a playground, a zoo, restaurants and outdoor sculptures. There is also plenty of green space. The grass is perfect for lounging, sunbathing and enjoying the cityscape.