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.
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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.
This 3-day intensive photo tour is a dream for any photo buff. In three days you'll photograph nearly every major landmark in Manhattan under the direction of professional photographers. Mix daytime and nighttime shooting sessions to capture top NYC attractions and neighborhoods from different perspectives including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Flat Iron Building, Radio City Music Hall, Wall Street, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, the New York Public Library, Times Square and Central Park. This workshop is for photographers who are ready to get serious about understanding their camera settings and fine-tuning their composition skills. An unlimited 1-week subway pass and ticket to the Top of the Rock are included.
Visit Central Park’s popular and hidden spots on this guided walking tour, giving you an in-depth experience of this celebrated New York City attraction. On your easy 2-hour stroll, learn about the park’s interesting history and design and stop at famous movie locations including the Wollman Rink, Boathouse Café, Central Park Mall and Bethesda Fountain.
This small-group tour is limited to 25 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely tour of New York City’s spectacular Central Park by comfortable pedicab. Your guide will point out popular landmarks including Literary Walk, Strawberry Fields and Tavern on the Green and make stops so you can take pictures. The cozy pedicab lets you cover plenty of ground without the effort of walking or biking, and is open on all sides so you can enjoy unobstructed views while still being protected from the sun or rain by the overhead canopy.
Enjoy an easy bike ride through beautiful Central Park in New York City, admiring top attractions including Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra's Needle and the Sheep Meadow. Choose from a 2-hour morning or afternoon tour, and learn about the magnificent 843-acre (341-hectare) park from a local guide as you cruise along its gently winding paths. Suitable for all fitness levels, the relaxing ride is an excellent way to cover lots of the park's most famous landmarks in a short span of time.
Capture Central Park with your camera on this 2.5-hour photography tour. Learn the art of scouting for an image and visual editing with your expert photographer guide. You'll see the famous sights within this landmark park and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of photographic knowledge from beginners to advanced hobbyists.
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.
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.
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.
This hall at the head of Harlem Meer—the park's second largest man-made body of water—is home to a wide variety of facilities for visitors in the northern end of Central Park, including the park's only environmental discovery center, an office that loans out fishing gear for use in the Meer and a space that hosts children's workshops.