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Central Park Tours

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The heart and soul of Manhattan, Central Park is 843 acres (341 hectares) of green space featuring running paths, a boating lake, ponds, a zoo, fountains, statues, gardens, and a skating rink. New Yorkers and visitors alike have gathered at this National Historic Landmark year-round since 1857 to enjoy a respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle.

The Basics
Central Park has something for everyone. Visit Bethesda Fountain, the Strawberry Fields monument, or the Alice in Wonderland statue; enjoy kid-friendly fun on the carousel at the Central Park Zoo; sail model boats at the Conservatory Water pond; or simply enjoy people-watching at Bethesda Terrace or Sheep Meadow. The park’s size can be overwhelming, so consider a park bike tour, a walking tour, or a pedicab tour for a guided experience. Bike rentals are also available for those who prefer to explore on their own.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Several spots offer information about the park: the Dairy Visitor Center, Belvedere Castle, the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, the Chess & Checkers House, and the Columbus Circle information kiosk.
  • No parking is available in the park, but parking garages are nearby.
  • Wheelchairs can be used on many paths, but there are stairs around the park, so consider starting at an information center to pick up a map.
 
How to Get There
Central Park is bordered by 59th Street, Central Park West, 110th Street, and Fifth Avenue, making it reachable on foot from many Manhattan neighborhoods. Otherwise, hop off the subway at Columbus Circle or Fifth Avenue to enter the park from the south, where you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride to explore via a traditional form of transportation.
 
When to Get There
The park is open daily from 6am to 1am. It’s a can’t-miss attraction at any time of year, but to enjoy a classic New York City activity such as ice skating at Wollman Rink or watching a performance of Shakespeare in the Park, you’ll want to visit during the appropriate season (winter and summer, respectively).
 
Museums Surrounding Central Park
Many of New York City’s top museums lie just on the edges of Central Park, most notably on Manhattan’s famed Museum Mile, a stretch of Fifth Avenue that’s home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Neue Galerie New York. On the other side of the park, you’ll find the American Museum of Natural History.
Address: W. 59th Street, 10018, USA
Hours: Open 24 hours daily
Admission: Free
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Central Park Walking TourNature and Wildlife

Central Park Walking Tour

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Central Park is one of New York City's star attractions. Rather than wandering through it alone, you'll have a far richer experience in the company of a guide who knows it well. In a small group, follow your guide through the park on a walking tour that covers the history, structures, plants, animals, and movies associated with the park.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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45 Minutes Central Park TourHorse Carriage Rides

45 Minutes Central Park Tour

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A horse and carriage ride through Central Park is one of New York’s most magical experiences, with a history dating back over 150 years. Whether you’re on honeymoon or a family vacation, don’t leave this precious ritual to chance. Book ahead to guarantee your perfect time slot without the wait. Your 2-mile (3-kilometer) ride covers sights including the Lake, Strawberry Fields, Tavern on the Green, Rumsey Playfield, and Conservatory Water.
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes
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Central Park Pedicab Tours with New York Pedicab ServicesCity Packages

Central Park Pedicab Tours with New York Pedicab Services

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Explore scenic Central Park in the back of a pedicab with this popular tour option that showcases the best of this top destination with prices determined per pedicab and not per person. Ride along and see the park's major landmarks and attractions. Learn about the celebrity homes that line the park, and see where John Lennon used to live. Your guide stops along the way, so be sure to bring your camera.
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  • 15 minutes to 3 hours
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  • 15 minutes to 3 hours
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NYC Central Park Bike RentalBike Rentals

NYC Central Park Bike Rental

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Experience Central Park by bike with this convenient bike rental, perfect for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Traveling by bike enables you to see more than you can on foot. With a provided map and staff recommendations, you can explore the bike-friendly paths at your own pace and stop to admire sites along the way. Book ahead, as bike rentals often sell out for this classic New York adventure.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
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  • 1 to 12 hours
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Central Park Horse & Carriage Tour - 50-Minutes - Up to 4 AdultsCity Packages

Central Park Horse & Carriage Tour - 50-Minutes - Up to 4 Adults

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An old-fashioned carriage tour through Central Park is a unique way to enjoy NYC for first-time visitors, frequent travelers, and even local residents. Whether you are sightseeing, celebrating a special occasion, or treating your family to a fun activity in the city, a carriage ride through one of America's most iconic public parks is sure to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones. Central Park Carriages is a family run business operating since 1979. We are very excited to share our love of New York and Central Park with you!
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  • 50 minutes
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Central Park Pedicab Guided ToursCity Packages

Central Park Pedicab Guided Tours

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Hop aboard a pedicab—a bicycle-powered cab—for a private ride around New York City's Central Park. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and the chance to customize your itinerary to include four stops of your choosing among more than 20 local attractions. Riding in a pedicab will get you around the 843-acre (341-hectare) park much more efficiently than you ever could on foot.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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The Central Park Walking TourCity Packages

The Central Park Walking Tour

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While Central Park’s vast size is what makes it an oasis in New York City, it also makes it difficult to navigate alone. Go with a guide to see the park’s highlights—including the Literary Walk, Strawberry Fields, the locations of famous movie scenes, and more—without the stress of getting lost. A small group size ensures your guide's full attention, ample time for questions, and a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Pedicab Guided Tour of Central ParkCity Packages

Pedicab Guided Tour of Central Park

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Explore Central Park on a pedicab tour with a guide who shares informative commentary about New York City's expansive green jewel. You'll pass landmarks such as Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and many more.
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  • 40 minutes
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  • 40 minutes
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing TourDay Cruises

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Central Park Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Central Park Bike Tour

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Discover New York’s most loved park—Central Park—on this exciting bike tour. Going on a guided tour means you can put your phone away, and concentrate on the beautiful sights around you. Visit many different park locations, and learn about sites where movies were filmed. Along the way, hear historical insights from your guide. Highlights include Strawberry Fields, the Mall, and the Bethesda Terrace.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Secrets of Central Park South Walking TourCity Packages

Secrets of Central Park South Walking Tour

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Central Park is among Manhattan's must-see attractions, and although many visitors make their way to the park, most miss the countless hidden spaces, and historic stories, that make the park truly unique. On this historian-led walking tour, discover some of the park's secrets that even locals might miss, including which parts of the park were included in the original design, and how the park developed over time.
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45 min Long VIP Central park carriage ride City Packages

45 min Long VIP Central park carriage ride

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Cover the most iconic sights in Central Park from the back of a comfortable, horse-drawn carriage ride. Listen to informative historical background along the way, passing by noted landmarks like Tavern on the Green, Strawberry Fields, and the Central Park Carousel. Plus, enjoy a get-down photo stop at Cherry Hill, and tours include warm blankets for chilly winter days.
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  • 45 minutes
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60 min Private Central Park Pedicab Tour City Packages

60 min Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

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Central Park is New York City's urban oasis, but walking around the enormous green space can quickly sap your time and energy. See park highlights in just 1 hour on a private pedicab tour through the lower loop, where famous attractions like Sheep's Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and Bethesda Fountain are clustered. Pedicab drivers are happy to share their knowledge of the park and stop for photos along the way.
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Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park StrollHalf-day Tours

Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

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Combine a Hell’s Kitchen food tour with a walk through Central Park during this NYC tour, and fit more sightseeing into one day. Start by sampling food including Middle Eastern, Latin, and Cajun dishes in Hell’s Kitchen, and then discover the secrets of Central Park. Visit lesser-known sections of the sprawling green space unknown to most tourists, and hear fun facts from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking TourCity Packages

Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

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On average, 98 movie scenes are shot in New York City every month, and unless you’re following all the details daily, you might pass by spots and not even know it. This Central Park TV and movie sites walking tour takes you through the city with a guide who knows all the best filming locations from ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Home Alone 2,’ and more.
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Central Park Guided Tour by Pedicab City Packages

Central Park Guided Tour by Pedicab

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Central Park consists of 843 acres (341 hectares) of green space, with 58 miles (93 kilometers) of paths. Rather than spend days trying to see it all on foot, soak up the sights on a private pedicab tour with your own personal driver-guide. The shorter tour covers half the park, including Bow Bridge and Strawberry Fields; upgrade to the longer tour to see 34 highlights, including Alice in Wonderland.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Central Park Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour

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Explore the beautiful sights of Central Park on this leisurely bike tour. Follow your local guide along the park’s scenic and bike-friendly paths as you cruise by famous attractions like Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra’s Needle, and the Bethesda Fountain. Learn about the history of this green oasis in the center of Manhattan on an easy ride. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your sightseeing schedule.
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  • 2 hours
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Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride (Long Loop - 45 Minutes)Honeymoon

Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride (Long Loop - 45 Minutes)

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Discover the natural beauty and main attractions of Central Park during a 40-minute carriage ride. Perfect for a romantic occasion or fun-loving families, the tour is the perfect way to see the landmarks of the world famous park without getting worn out. Set a leisurely pace, the 2.5-mile trail includes views of Cherry Hill, Wollman Rink, Bethesda Fountain, Sheep Meadow, and more.
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  • 45 minutes
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off TourBus Tours

New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Central Park 2-Hour Private Pedicab Guided TourCity Packages

Central Park 2-Hour Private Pedicab Guided Tour

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With so much to see in New York City's Central Park, you could spend countless hours wandering its verdant pathways and wooded trails and still not see everything. On this private pedicab tour, cover more ground and see dozens of must-see park attractions. Highlights include views of the Lake and Boathouse, the Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields, with plenty of stops to take photos.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off TourBus Tours

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour. Plus, an onboard guide points out sights you might otherwise miss.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Central Park 5-Star Guided Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Central Park 5-Star Guided Bike Tour

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- Explore Central Park Highlights in 2-hours of fun biking. - Cover 6 miles (10 km) of Central Park trails in a leisurely pace. - Learn amazing facts, interesting history, movie spots & celebrity homes. - Enjoy multiple stops for photo ops & free jokes. - Ride high quality comfort bikes of all sizes.
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  • 2 hours
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20 Minutes Central Park Tour City Packages

20 Minutes Central Park Tour

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This ride is about a mile and half long and consists of Central Park South East Corner with views of WOLMAN RINK, CAROUSEL, Chess and Checkers House, Dairy, ZOO, the Plaza, the along side of sixth and seventh avenues and the famous ESSEX HOUSE and New York Athletic Club. The Best Tour is Guaranteed.
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  • 20 to 25 minutes
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VIP Horse Carriage Ride through Central Park in NYC with Photo StopsCity Packages

VIP Horse Carriage Ride through Central Park in NYC with Photo Stops

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New York City’s Central Park can be jam-packed with people during any time of the day. See some of its most famous spots without worrying about making your way through the crowds during this private horse-and-carriage ride. Your ride includes three stops—at Bethesda Fountain, Cherry Hill, and Strawberry Fields (John Lennon Memorial)—and enough time to discover the details of each place.
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  • 1 hour
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Central Park hours of operation?
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Central Park hours of operation: Open 24 hours daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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