3. Central Park’s Whispering Bench in Shakespeare Garden

Finding the Central Park Whispering Bench is a particularly fun adventure. Start at the Swedish Cottage, off the 79th Street transverse and head up into the four-acre Shakespeare Garden, with its landscaped, meandering upwards paths. Your prize, when you get to the very top, is the whispering bench. The garden is planted with flowers and plants mentioned in the works of Shakespeare, and scattered throughout are bronze plaques with quotes from pieces by the Bard.

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