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Central Park Tours

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.

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Small-Group Central Park Bike Tour, New York City, null
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Small-Group Central Park Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through beautiful Central Park! Relax as you follow your guide on a 2-hour ride past both famous and lesser-known sites including ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Central Park Date: Horse Carriage Ride with Tavern on the Green Dining Experience, New York City, ... 
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Central Park Date: Horse Carriage Ride with Tavern on the Green Dining Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Experience the Tavern with a Horse and Carriage ride through central park followed by a dining experience at Tavern on the Green.

Location: New York, New York
Duration: Flexible

From USD $183.99
Central Park Walking Tour, New York City, Horse Carriage Rides
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Central Park Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Central Park consists of 843 acres, and 58 miles of walking trails. On this expansive walking tour, your tour guide will make sure you see its highlights. From ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Hudson River Park Greenway and Central Park Bike Tour, New York City, Walking Tours
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Hudson River Park Greenway and Central Park Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Join a fabulous New York City bike ride along the Hudson River Park Greenway and through Central Park. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and city skyline as ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $44.00
Central Park Horse and Carriage Ride with Professional Photographer, New York City, Bike & Mountain ... 
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Central Park Horse and Carriage Ride with Professional Photographer

Take a private horse and carriage ride through New York City's Central Park. A cameraman will skate along with the carriage and take photographs as you ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flexible

From USD $125.00
Sunset Tour of Central Park, New York City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sunset Tour of Central Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Enjoy the magnificence and significance of Central Park on this one-of-a-kind sunset walk, where you’ll visit 27 different areas in Central Park (don’t worry, ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $52.50
Central Park Walking Tour and Photoshoot, New York City, Walking Tours
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Central Park Walking Tour and Photoshoot

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During this 2-hour walking tour, a guide leads you to 30 different locations throughout Central Park, exploring itss artistic, architectural, and historical ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Central Park 5K Fun Run, New York City, Walking Tours
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Central Park 5K Fun Run

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This Central Park tour combines fitness with a sightseeing twist! You'll be led by a certified fitness professional over an hour long 5k run. A three and a ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Central Park Running Tour, New York City, Running Tours
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Central Park Running Tour

“Nature first, second, and third -- architecture after a while,” was the motto of the Central Park architects. It’s hard to imagine that everything in Central ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Private Central Park Bike Tour with Professional Photoshoot, New York City, Running Tours
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Private Central Park Bike Tour with Professional Photoshoot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Learn more about Cleopatra's needle, John Lennon's memorial at Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, and how the park came to be on a guided tour of Central ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00

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