Central Park is an urban oasis. The 843-acre green space features rolling meadows, peaceful bodies of water and stunning vistas, bringing a sense of calm to the otherwise busy City. The range of activities you can take part in here is nearly unparalleled: hiking, biking, ice-skating, fishing, visiting the Central Park Zoo, seeing a formal English garden and, during the summer months, lounging on a picnic blanket and listening to a live concert.
This remarkable park is full of attractions and surprises in the heart of Upper Manhattan.
See the lawns, fountains, waterfalls and other attractions that make this one of the most famous parks in the world.
Don’t miss these big draws when you come to the five boroughs.
This night time photo tour is led by a professional photographer with industry experience. You'll get a chance to explore Central Park with your cameras at night. Learn how to take beautiful photos in low light.
How did a gigantic, 3,500-year-old Egyptian monument wind up in New York City’s Central Park?
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 half mile “sight-running” tour along the winding paths and rolling hills of the park. We make a number of stops along the way to take in the Park’s beauty and discuss its history.
There is simply nothing better than biking to a sweet, shady spot in Central Park, sitting down, and enjoying a delicious and nutritious picnic. Now, you can get a top of the line bike and a top of the line picnic, all at one convenient location!
Embark on a tranquil aquatic adventure at the historic Loeb Boathouse with a row boat ride in Central Park!
Take this customized private tour of New York City and embark on a truly unique experience. Travel by foot and subway like a real New Yorker, with just you, your group and a private, knowledgeable guide. See New York’s top sightseeing attractions and neighborhoods, all with a licensed NYC tour guide who is passionate about our great city.
Horseback riding provides a unique opportunity to take in the grandeur of Manhattan’s Central Park. With a guide leading the way, you’ll trot down the Bridle Path on your equine companion. See New York City’s historical monuments and other sights for an hour, or upgrade for a 2-hour ride.
Experience the Tavern with a Horse and Carriage ride through central park followed by a dining experience at Tavern on the Green.
Central Park's drives provide a challenging course for in-line skating. Circling the entire Park, the drives provide three long-distance routes — 6.1 miles, 5.2 miles or 1.7 miles, or shorter distances if you cross the Park at a number of scenic locations.
The summer home of the City's Public Theater and its celebrated annual summer event, Shakespeare in the Park, this 1,800-capacity, open-air theater was founded in 1962, and it has presented a repertory production of Shakespeare every summer since.
Victorian Gardens Amusement Park is a traditional family amusement park featuring one-of-a-kind, handcrafted rides, games of chance, classic concessions, face painting, clowns and entertainment.
Known as the heart of Central Park, this two-story terrace was built by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted and includes intricate carvings that showcase both the times of the day and the four seasons of the year.
One of several spots in the south end of the park devoted exclusively to children’s play (alongside Heckscher Playground and Ballfield), the Chess & Checkers House offers an outdoor space for children to play those board games at large, concrete chess and checkerboards.
Named after the John Lennon and Paul McCartney song "Strawberry Fields Forever" and located near the Dakota (where John Lennon lived and was later murdered), this 2.5-acre landscaped section of the park was designed by Bruce Kelly and unveiled on October 9, 1985, on what would have been Lennon's 45th birthday.
Known as the only straight line in Central Park and nicknamed the “Promenade," the beloved mall runs from 66th to 72nd Streets and is framed by a gorgeous canopy of American elm trees, making it one of the most visited and photographed sections of the park.