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.
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.
Celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy Central Park in an exciting new way with the ultimate picnic experience. Select from one of two picnic lunches, then feast on the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruits, and crudites New York City has to offer. This opulent, 2-hour adventure takes place among the spectacular landscapes of Central Park — the most-visited urban park in the US. It's a perfect way to commemorate any special occasion or simply enjoy a day in the Big Apple.
Spend an afternoon in the most-visited urban park in the US with a perfect picnic for two. Have a gourmet picnic lunch delivered to one of the scenic spots in New York City's Central Park. Choose from a Classic, Deluxe, or even a Romantic picnic for two. Each comes complete with cutlery, a picnic surface, and loads of artisanal delicacies. This unique dining adventure is the perfect way to experience Manhattan's outdoor offerings.
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.
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.
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.
The four-mile New Year's Eve run (what better way to kick off those resolutions?) starts at the stroke of midnight at the first sight of fireworks; consider the pre-race dancing and costume parade and contest to be evening-appropriate handicaps. For more information, visit nyrr.org.