Central Park

Bethesda Fountain

Central Park, New York
  • jamie
    "Great for people watching and listening to street performers."(7 Tips)
    SJ8544123 L.
    "sure to walk under the arches"(3 Tips)
    Sam O.
    "Great spot for photo ops & row boats"(3 Tips)
    Jeff W.
    "beautiful fountain near a beautiful underpass"(3 Tips)
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  • street performers
  • arches
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  • spot for photos
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  • Jenny S.
    Jenny S.July 31, 2011
    Great place for photo ops and people watching :)
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VJuly 11, 2013
    It's so beautiful here
  • Nova C.
    Nova CaliseAugust 25, 2014
    :https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anya-tribal-baroque If you've ever come to Bethesda Fountain and seen Thoth Prayform, here's a chance to be part of a unique film! Please share
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LeVasseurJanuary 17
    Great place to listen to and watch street performers!
  • jamie
    jamieMarch 12, 2012
    Great for people watching and listening to street performers.
  • Carol M.
    Carol MartzinekNovember 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the underpass and check out the tile on the ceiling. It's beautiful.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WebbNovember 16, 2014
    NYC Landmark - Stunning Masterpiece
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KJune 26, 2013
    June-Watch baby snapping turtles (& mamas) swimming about searching for food. & Around noon, sunning on the rock outcropping along the northern end of the pond. But don't touch, they bite pretty hard.
  • Lafayette 148 New York
    Lafayette 148 New YorkNovember 29, 2011
    Bridal parties getting their photos taken, outdoor fitness bootcamps and street performers all gather in one place – it’s one of our favorite places to people watch.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsMarch 17
    Good spot for photos.
  • Jonathan G.
    Look for the enormous alligator snapping turtle in the pond. You'll know it when you see it.
  • Will
    WillOctober 30, 2010
    Watch the Afrobats!
  • Nikki
    NikkiJanuary 8
    amazingly beautiful. and the music under the stairs makes for a truly magical experience
  • Dana B.
    Dana BMarch 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are a fitness junkie, run the stairs!
  • Netba S.
    Netba SirisantanaAugust 17, 2010
    The Angel Of The Waters .. February!
    HISTORYJuly 3, 2012
    Designed by Emma Stebbins and dedicated in 1873, this fountain was the only sculpture commissioned as part of Central Park’s original design. Its official name is “Angel of the Waters.”
  • Tyler J.
    The fountain was not running when I visited in April, 2017 AD
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloApril 24, 2011
    Well worth the walk into the park.
  • Saswata B.
    Saswata BandyFebruary 22, 2011
    I love the photos
  • Sean R.
    Sean Ransom SmithOctober 6, 2013
    Have some fun here!
  • Alexandra T.
    Alexandra TritzAugust 16, 2016
    A really nice place to chill and take photos !
  • David S.
    David SequeiraJune 24, 2010
    Nice place to take a picture. Beautiful!!!
  • seth l.
    seth lachsApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    try the people watching. they're taking loads of pictures!
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJune 20, 2011
    Celebrate the longest day of the year - every June 21st with free music concerts in parks & streets throughout the five boroughs. Visit makemusicny.org for a complete list of events. Read more
  • David C.
    David ChaidJune 6, 2010
    Avoid at all costs.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaMay 27, 2015
    The view is great
  • Akshay C.
    Akshay ChavanNovember 17, 2012
    Visit before 4:30 pm in winter.
  • reza setiawan ر.
    A nice spot for photo opp! The magical spot of Central Park!
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryApril 26, 2016
    My favorite part of Central Park.
  • Dayron A.
    Dayron Arias™November 21, 2011
    It's beautiful
  • Brett F.
    Brett FrommeJanuary 30, 2016
    People watching or just relaxing.
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny AppleseedAugust 21, 2014
    My center of the universe. Great place to people watch. Or just chill back.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 31, 2011
    get on the bridge beside it and take a look from there: you’ll see the fountain, the lake, the trees, the city in the background and the boathouse. Read more
  • Clmedi
    ClmediApril 18, 2014
    Discover the Central Park
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanJune 12, 2011
    My fav place in the whole park<3
  • Josh W.
    Josh WJanuary 14, 2013
    Great place to hang out and relax in the park. Sit down with a good friend, catch up, and take a ton of pictures!
  • Manal S.
    Manal SaedanOctober 5, 2016
    Love the area and the street performance is all around 😍
  • Lindsay K.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    Sit on the edge of the fountain. It's the perfect place for people watching.
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WillisApril 7, 2013
    Truly a beautiful sight! One of the best scenic places to go.
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eAugust 16, 2014
    Great spot for photo ops & row boats
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 26, 2014
    a beautiful fountain. great photo spot too ;) make sure to walk under the arches n look up! check out the beautiful ceiling♥
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WalshOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Early morning is my favorite time here ~ not as crowded as afternoon. Don't forget to stop by the boathouse for a coffee!
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkySeptember 6, 2015
    Just beautiful!
  • jiresell
    jiresellJune 7
    Beautiful view of the lake from here. Really like the plants in the fountain.
  • Alden C.
    Alden CatesMay 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    So many wedding photos. Nice meeting spot, photo spot.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WooSeptember 23, 2011
    A beautiful fountain near a beautiful underpass, a lake with rowboats & street performers! A great central meeting place as it's close to everything else in Central Park.
  • Angel F.
    Angel FlemingApril 29, 2015
    Awesome place for picture taking
  • Nhm Tanveer Hossain K.
    Nhm Tanveer Hossain KhanSeptember 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome! I love to go there at least once in a week
  • Furkan A.
    Furkan AkbayrakMarch 15, 2010
    visit the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, if you are first time here
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