Central Park Zoo

Home to some exotic and beautiful animals the Central Park Zoo is a must for all children and animal lovers visiting the city. Residents at the zoo include the elusive red pandas, polar pears, snow leopards and snow monkeys to name a few. The Tisch Children's Zoo is a great place for young kids, where goats and peacocks can be viewed and children can even pet the goats, sheep, alpacas, potbellied pigs and other barnyard animals on display. There are discounts available for booking online, and purchasing the tickets online also allows visitors to skip the queues which can get quite long in the peak summer months.

Address: 64th St. and Fifth Ave, Central Park

Website: www.centralparkzoo.com

Telephone: (212) 861 6030

Opening times: Open daily 10am-5:30pm. Closes 4:30pm November to April.

Admission: $18 adults, $13 children.