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Our most recommended Central Park Day Trips

  • NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    1. NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    See the iconic sights of New York City with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. Depart from Downtown Manhattan or Westchester, avoid the traffic, and look on as the Big Apple’s famous skyline appears below you. Be amazed by aerial views of iconic landmarks that may include Central Park, Yankee Stadium (if there’s no game on), the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, depending on the option selected. Admire skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • New York City: Central Park 2 Hour Electric Scooter Tour

    2. New York City: Central Park 2 Hour Electric Scooter Tour

    Meet your guide at the meeting point then head into the park for a scooter safety briefing. Once you’re ready, hop onboard your electric scooter and explore the world-famous Central Park. The first stop of the tour is the iconic Bethesda Fountain, also known as the Heart of New York City. Admire this beautiful fountain, then visit the park's other famous landmarks including Cleopatra's Needle, the Jackie Kennedy Reservoir, and the North Woods. Along the way, stop to take photographs while learning about the park and its impressive history from your knowledgeable guide. At the end of the tour, enjoy time to ask your guide any questions you have about the park, or for tips to enhance your stay in the Big Apple.

    Phillip was our guide he was knowledgeable about all things Central Park. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting NYC.

  • From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

    3. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

    Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. On the 30-minute tour, skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. On the 45-minute tour, you’ll have views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area as well, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour. Yankee Stadium is accessible outside game times only. In case of poor weather or aircraft maintenance, the operator will notify the customer at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight. Tours depart and arrive at Westchest...

    It was a great experience! The staff at the airport were friendly and professional and the pilot made it great flying experience.

  • NYC: Private Sightseeing Helicopter Tour with Transfer

    4. NYC: Private Sightseeing Helicopter Tour with Transfer

    Enjoy a unique viewpoint of New York with a private helicopter flight over Manhattan. Avoid the traffic and see the sights of Manhattan’s famous skyline from above. Begin your experience with a transfer from your accommodation to the heliport in Westchester. Listen to a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter, then sit back and relax as you head for the sky. Look out over Central Park and up towards Yankee Stadium. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • Grand Island Luxury Helicopter Tour

    5. Grand Island Luxury Helicopter Tour

    On this VIP tour you'll soar over the island of Manhattan in a helicopter like a celebrity and travel in luxury, passing some of New York City’s most breathtaking sights. You’ll cruise over Battery Park and to the Bronx, and be amazed at the views from this height! Your 30-minute helicopter ride, with heliport fees included, starts around Battery Park, and continues over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. You’ll fly over Governor's Island as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the recently renovated public art that has been installed on this once private island! Then, she rises in the distance – the Statue of Liberty! You’ll come face-to-face with this iconic monument and your highly trained pilot will give you a view of the Statue that you’ve never seen before. The Grand Island Tour is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique perspective on the Big Apple. Y...

    everything worked fine, we've been to early and get switched from 4 to 3.30...funny pilot, brilliant organisation

  • New York City: Private Helicopter Flight

    6. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight

    Get panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. Fly over Manhattan aboard an aircraft for up to 5 people and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or avail of the free parking if you choose to come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport Sit back and soak up the stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the famous Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. See Central Park from abov...

  • Guided Electric Bike Tour of Central Park

    7. Guided Electric Bike Tour of Central Park

    The best way to experience Central Park is with this "no sweat" e-bike tour. You won’t have to worry about destroying your nice shirt or ruining your makeup in the searing New York City heat when peddling is less important than your comfort. Speed through the park on a top-of-the-line Yamaha-powered, Giant-built e-bike. Glide over the park’s gentle slopes with as much effort as it takes to tie a lace.  See such impressive sights as The Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, Conservatory Waters, Conservatory Gardens, the Alice in Wonderland Statue, Strawberry Fields, and more.  A seasoned tour guide will be at hand to teach you about the rich cultural history contained within Central Park and its most spectacular highlights. Your hunger for knowledge of the still green heart at the center of this great city will finally be satisfied after this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

  • Liberty Harbor Helicopter Adventure

    8. Liberty Harbor Helicopter Adventure

    Manhattan brings to mind grand skyscrapers, taxi cabs, and a world-class attitude all of its own. See all this and more as an expert pilot flies you over NYC by helicopter. After take off, swing down over lower Manhattan to see the skyline and streets below. Swoop over Battery Park for the chance to glance at Wall Street and its labyrinth of streets. Then sail over to Governor's Island, an island once reserved only for the dignitaries of the city that today hosts summer concerts and exceptional public art. Then, in the distance, see Lady Liberty shining brightly. Cruise right up to her eye for an entirely new perspective of the Statue of Liberty! Enjoy all this before heading up the Hudson past the piers of Chelsea, the lights of Broadway, and the playground of Central Park. On your way back to the pier, head around the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and finally fly over Gro...

    It was well worth the money, I booked this activity as a surprise birthday gift and it was much appreciated. It made the trip quite unforgettable and while seeing so many things from the bird perspective crosses off quite a few things such as taking a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty or going on a rooftop of say Freedom Tower. The audio quire wasn’t the language I had booked it in but thankfully we both understood English so it wasn’t too bad. Music which was played suited the ambiente and to finish the tour with Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys was fantastically fitting. We arrived earlier than our scheduled time and they even managed to take us on an earlier flight. It’s a great activity I can only recommend doing it, it’s not an everyday thing to do so - give it a try. :)

  • New York City Helicopter Adventure

    9. New York City Helicopter Adventure

    Soar above Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers on an amazing 20-minute helicopter ride over the beautiful Big Apple. You'll see some of the most iconic sights, sailing past Wall Street, over historic Governor's Island, and coming face-to-face with Lady Liberty herself! You’ll head up the Hudson river, continuing up the west side, and cruising past the piers in Chelsea, past the USS Intrepid and its awesome array of military planes, and then up to Central Park, the playground for New Yorkers. On the way down the other side of the island, you'll have a jaw-dropping view of the Empire State Building and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll fly over Ground Zero where you can have a birds-eye view of the awesome construction taking place, with a tower now over 80 stories tall! You’ll make a sweep over all 5 New York boroughs, and see all the major bridges and sights the Big Apple has to offer. ...

  • New York City: Electric Bike Rental at Central Park

    10. New York City: Electric Bike Rental at Central Park

    Take a ride through the city or take in the stunning views of Central Park on a top quality Giant brand e-bike! The electric bicycle is a convenient way to cover as much ground as you need to in order to get the most out of your NYC experience. Travel at low or high speed with less than half the effort of a regular bicycle. Hop on, hop off: you can pick up the bike at one location, and drop it off at another. This means an e-bike can work with any route you plan to take through New York.

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What people are saying about Central Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 538 reviews

Really enjoyed this experience. Our guide was called Tony, he was fantastic, had so much knowledge and facts about the park - we were amazed at some of the things he told us. The scooters are a brilliant way of seeing round the entire park, we saw areas we’d never seen before.

Our very entertaining guide allowed us to have stops for photos and to get to know the park. We had the opportunity to run the park in its entirety. Excellent Bicycles. 100% recommended!!!

Phillip was our guide he was knowledgeable about all things Central Park. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting NYC.

Edward gave us a wonderful guided tour of Central Park. Highly recommend this tour!

This was a great way to see NYC. Our guide was fantastic.