12. Central Park

Although it is often crowded, especially during an occurrence like the solar eclipse, Central Park remains one of the most beautiful locations in all of New York City, making it one of the ideal locations to spend the afternoon on August 21st.

Central Park isn’t going to be as isolated or desolate as other parks throughout the city, but it offers far more opportunities for visitors to get that perfect view of the eclipse. Anywhere near The Lake should provide an excellent location, as well as The Ramble, one of Central Park’s quieter locations, which also happens to be a popular location for birds.

Wherever you are in New York City, August 21st is sure to be a day to remember and a unique event that you surely won’t want to miss. Just remember your eclipse glasses and avoid looking directly at the eclipse.

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