Whether you choose to search out specific attractions or wander the paths to escape the surrounding bustle of the city, each season and visit offers something new in Central Park. Some popular historical attractions include Belvedere Castle with its panoramic views, The Blockhouse, a remaining fort from the War of 1812, numerous statues of iconic figures including William Shakespeare, Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and the oldest public monument in North America, The Obelisk.
To plan the Disneyland part of your vacation see my Disneyland Guide Here's a separate list of Orange County Beaches, the closest of which is about a half hour drive, and more Top Things To Do in Orange County that go beyond the 30 minute drive limit of this list.
Navy Pier, a not-for-profit landmark Originally completed in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's plan for Chicago, Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark inspiring discovery and wonder. Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million visitors have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences.