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New York City: Central Park Walking Tour

1. New York City: Central Park Walking Tour

One of the best ways to get to the heart of Central Park is on foot. You will be guided by a former Central Park employee on a tour that offers a complete picture of this iconic New York City landmark. On this tour of New York's backyard, you will hear about the park's origins and admire its design. Learn about the cultural influence of the park, and feel the peace that comes from walking through the natural environment. Many people are familiar with Central Park, but do not know the most interesting places to explore. With 843 acres, this landscape masterpiece has a lot to offer. Your guide will show you the highlights of Central Park, many of which feature in popular movies. See the Gapstow Bridge, a film site for the home alone II movie, and pass the Wollman Rink, from love story and serendipity. Walk past the Dairy, and stroll along the Mall and Literary Walk. Explore Conservatory Water, an ornamental pond that featured in the Stuart Little movie.  See the Alice in Wonderland statue, and Bethesda Terrace that overlooks the lake. Cross Bow Bridge, where some of the filming of spider man III took place. Wander through Strawberry Fields, the peace garden and memorial to John Lennon.

New York Central Park: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

2. New York Central Park: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Enjoy a visit to New York’s iconic Central Park on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the area at your own pace with the magic of an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Travel back through time with tales of love, loss, laughter, and tragedy at every turn. You will have the opportunity to know John Lennon’s murder story and pay your respects at the Imagine Mosaic in Strawberry Fields. Feel like you are there on the sled getting frostbite as Balto saves Nome, Alaska, and then learn why Balto is the wrong dog. Decode the symbols of Bethesda Terrace and get a chance to weep at the heartbreaking love story of the Bethesda Angel. During the tour, you will also know how Shakespeare gave the deadly riots and invasive species story to the people. Relive the episode of Great Zoo Escape of 1874 and hunt down the park’s hidden witch. See famous filming locations of many TV shows and movies and learn which stars live in which buildings along the park. You will meet some of the 39 eccentric widows of the Plaza Hotel and also discover why the Pulitzer Fountain is a giant washing machine. You will hear engaging stories about the Central Park was, in the words of its legendary creators. Walkthrough the park and see how Central Park’s design inspired the US Interstate highway system.

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What people are saying about Bow Bridge

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 252 reviews

I'm so happy I booked this tour, because there's no way I would've been able to find each stop by myself. Lyall used to work for the park, so he knows what he's talking about. He shared fascinating information and stories about the people involved in creating the park, and I left feeling like I had a strong grasp on the ins and outs of beautiful Central Park. I was the only person on the tour, and Lyall offered to take my photo in all the best spots, which I also really appreciated.

Incredibly beautiful Central Park with a fantastic guide Lyall. Heard from a true New Yorker all the little things you wouldn’t notice if you meandered the park alone. He knew where movies were made, the statues stories, the trees, the skyscrapers history. Who lives where. A walking park historian but far from a boring guy he was animated & a genuine all around good guy. Book. This. Tour. It’s not a trip to NYC without strolling thru Central Park with an expert.

Booked a walking tour in Central Park to learn more about the park and also see spots you may not see if wandering on your own. Our guide Lyle was excellent - there were only 3 of us so it was a relaxed and intimate tour. Lyle was very friendly and entertaining with great knowledge about the park and the surrounding areas. At various points he offered to take pictures for us which was really nice. Highly recommend!

Really enjoyable tour. Insightful & was able to see all the best bits of the park which otherwise days could be spent exploring such a big park. Much better than exploring on your own!

Knowledgeable tour guide well versed on park history. Will definitely do another tour with this guide