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  • New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    1. New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    Explore New York City and see the sights from the top deck of an open top bus. Admire iconic landmarks and monuments, from the Empire State Building to Times Square and the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the unique neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Upper East Side. The hop-on hop-off route covers iconic sights throughout New York City. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views both from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus, and on foot when you choose to hop-off to further explore. Hop-off and back on at your leisure to create your own customized itinerary around the city. Benefit from live bus tracking so that you will always know exactly when the next bus will arrive. Enjoy new, state-of-the-art audio commentary that is highly entertaining and engaging for adults and children alike. Choose from 3 ticket op...

    The downtown bus was great but the uptown bus wasn’t on cue when we passed specific sites. It would talk about them too early and when we reached them they were already talking about something else.

  • Central Park: Horse and Carriage Ride

    2. Central Park: Horse and Carriage Ride

    Explore Central Park during this iconic horse and carriage ride around. Discover why it has been the most popular way to see Central Park for so long. Enjoy a choice between a short and long ride that can be taken during the day or in the evening. The carriages are a symbol of pre-modern life, before the advent of motor vehicles. During this time, New Yorkers traveled by horse-drawn carriage, and as a result the horses became as much of a symbol of the city as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Statue of Liberty. Being your ride meeting your driver who will introduce you to the horse. Majestical beings, you can approach the horse and pat time hello. Once you are ready, with a little signal, the horse will trot off to explore the many sights. Clip-clop serenely through the park, listening to the rattle of the wheels, the whinnying of the horse and the tinkling of the ha...

    I suggest that the guide will have a sign with the name of the guests because it was not so easy to find the right person when we arrived to the meeting ooint.

  • New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

    3. New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

    Go City offers you a selection of over 95 must-see NYC attractions, museums, and tours for one low pre-paid price. Save up to 45% compared to buying separate attraction tickets, and see New York's most popular attractions with one easy-to-use digital pass.

    Choices include the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry, 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Empire State Building, NY Waterways Tours, MoMA, and many more! There's no need to decide in advance, and you can take up to 60 days after using the pass to make your first visit.

    Your Explorer Pass also features special perks including gift shop discounts or a free audio guide at selected attractions, helping you make the most of your New York trip and save even more along the way.

    The New York attractions you can select include: 

    MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

    • American Museum of Natural History

    • The Museum ...

    With the New York Explorer pass, we selected the 7 most important sights. Then I started planning the days. I got to know the subway and bus transportation in New York and planned where and how to go. Now I’m nearing the end and enjoying it more and more. I’ve been to the U.S. several times, but I’ve avoided big cities by far so far. However, I was in almost every National Park. I think we will enjoy that too.

  • Central Park Bike Rentals

    4. Central Park Bike Rentals

    This is your chance to tour the Big Apple by bike. Whether you just want a couple of hours to cruise around New York City's Central Park, or a whole day to see every neighborhood in Manhattan, we have you covered! New York City's sightseeing bike rental offers a variety of high-quality Cannondale bikes. Types include comfort, hybrid, mountain and tandem (for two people). Baby seats and baby trailers are also available. For your convenience and safety, the bike rental will include an illustrative map of New York City, a helmet, a chain-lock and a basket. Customer service is our priority. Our team members are pleased to offer recommendations about specific routes, must-seen attractions, and places to eat. Choose from several convenient durations to suit your personal schedule best. Bike rentals are available in 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, 4-hour or 24-hour durations to allow you maximum fl...

    Fun and close to the park. I also liked that they included bike locks, helmets and baskets included in the price!

  • New York City: Central Park Zoo and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    5. New York City: Central Park Zoo and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    The tour begins on the world-famous Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this busy district, and see some of the city’s most recognizable sights including Ground Zero and The Charging Bull at the New York Stock Exchange. Continue on to Greenwich Village next, walking through Five Points, China Town, and Little Italy. Learn about the vibrant culture of these neighborhoods and the people who live here as well as tips on the best local places to eat some amazing food. After the walking tour, visit the Central Park Zoo, nestled in the heart of New York's beloved Central Park. Explore this 6.5 acre zoo and admire the array of animals housed here, which includes bears, penguins, pandas, leopards, monkeys, and more.

  • NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    6. 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.

  • Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    7. Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique pedicab tour. Your tour guide will show you the sights of Central Park and tell you about its history as you travel at a leisurely pace. You'll make stops at key places of interest in the park, such as Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. No matter what the season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass.

  • Central Park: Bike Tour

    8. Central Park: Bike Tour

    See the best of Central Park on a bicycle tour and discover the secrets and famous spots of this legendary park. The tour covers all the main highlights of Central Park, including the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, the Strawberry Fields, the Literary Walk, Cherry Hill, Belvedere Castle, and the Reservoir. You will learn amazing facts, and hear interesting stories about the park's history. Discover famous movie spots and celebrity homes. During the tour, make multiple stops for photograph opportunities and short walks. The tour goes at a leisurely pace so it is perfect for riders of any skill level.

  • NYC: Manhattan Bus Tour, Top of The Rock Ticket, & Cruise

    9. NYC: Manhattan Bus Tour, Top of The Rock Ticket, & Cruise

    Explore the sights of Manhattan from uptown to downtown on a full-day escorted coach tour. Let your guide show you the best Manhattan has to offer. Eat lunch at Hudson Eats, and enjoy admission to Top of the Rock Observatory. Leave land behind on a 1-hour Statue of Liberty harbor cruise, too. Start your day by seeing such highlights as Times Square and Madison Square Garden. Take in the unique architecture of the Flatiron building. Experience popular districts including Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Little Italy. You'll also get to travel to Battery Park, where you’ll board the Lady Liberty Harbor Cruise for close-up views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Included in this tour are additional sites such as Central Park, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grant's Tomb, the uptown neighborhood of Harlem, Museum Mile, home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

    Lots of seen and learned. Good guide, good explanation in Harlem and around Central park. Beautiful ambience in High line Chelsea and Market.

  • Manhattan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    10. Manhattan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Discover the top sights of New York alongside a knowledgeable guide. Admire the iconic buildings of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, see the famous Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, and visit the 9/11 Memorial. Pass through bohemian Greenwich Village to Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Learn about the history of these areas and how they have contributed to the diverse demographics of New York. During your time in Midtown, visit Central Park and head past the Rockefeller Center. Look out for other landmarks such as Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and the shops of 5th Avenue.

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What people are saying about Central Park

Had a GREAT time riding Big Bus. All of the representatives on the street were nice and very helpful. The stops are strategically placed close to all the major areas of attractions to allow easy walking to. It’s definitely well worth the price to get around the city all day. Highly recommended!

Victor is very knowledgeable about the park and was able to accommodate us at an earlier time.

Had a good time, had family come along with us they enjoyed the site's very much.

The ride was amazing and the guide was knowledgeable and has great humor.

Love the idea of being able to hop on and off. Enjoyed it very much