Bow Bridge, New York

Bow Bridge, New York

While passing by Central Park, you must go through the Bow Bridge – a marvelous-looking relic from the mid-1800s that offers sweet views and picture opportunities, either on the bridge itself or from the edge of the Lake with the bridge in the background. Long and low to the water, the walkway gives enough elevation to get a wide view of the park, as well as of the rowboats traveling below in summer and the buildings of the Upper West Side skyline peeking from behind the trees.

Although exquisitely gorgeous in Fall, there are few things more romantic than the Bow Bridge at any time of year. It has figured in countless romantic moments in the lives of couples from not only New York but all over the world, and anyone even remotely familiar with American cinema from the past 50 years has seen it in at least a half dozen movies ("Great Expectations", "Leap of Faith", "When Harry Met Sally", "Night at the Museum", "Autumn in New York", "Highlander", etc.).

Tip:
In warm weather, rent a rowboat to paddle around the adjacent lake, or get a pic with the rowboats, bridge and San Remo building in the background at the least. You can also have lunch/dinner at the elegant Loeb Boathouse nearby.

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Sight Name: Bow Bridge
Sight Location: New York, USA (See walking tours in New York)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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