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Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

1. Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic date, or a fun outing with friends or family. Cimb into a lavishly-decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horses' hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, as well as many other famous sights in the park. With a knowledgeable driver to tell you stories about the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. View the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain you can pause to snap memorable photos, before you head towards Cherry Hill. Head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and the John Lennon memorial. Clop by the English lawn bowling court, and admire the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. You can then enjoy views of the legendary restaurant, the Tavern on the Green.

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Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

2. 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.

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Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

3. Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

Rediscover the charm of vibrant Manhattan on a private tour with a savvy local host. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there, as we all know the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it from a local's perspective. Travel through the best parts of Central Park, where New Yorkers go jogging and cycling. Go for a stroll downtown, stopping along the way at the best cafes loved by real New Yorkers. Or allow your local host to lead you towards the charming, old-style covered market in Greenwich Village, stopping to see the High Line. There are so many possibilities for your customized itinerary. After booking, you will be contacted about your preferences and interests. A like-minded New Yorker who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be assigned to you as your local host.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. During the tour, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a different sight or experience, they will suggest it to you. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. Let your private local host show you the New York you will love.

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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 flexibility.

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Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

5. Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

Start your tour at the corner of 59th street and 6th Avenue, following a short trip in Central Park and continue along the famous 5th Avenue past the Apple Icon and many other historical landmarks towards the Rockefeller area. Next, your ride follows the lights and the glory of the city into the Times Square area. Wandering in NYC streets at night on a horse carriage ride is certainly an experience everyone should try. Depending on where you look and what you see, the content of the tour changes. At Times Square, people around the US and the world gather in a festive atmosphere day and night, cold and warm! This carriage experience will provide you with a panoramic view of NYC, and its people who come from all around the world to meet at this "timeless" square! After riding through the park in its nightly dress, romantic paths and various views of the city, you delve into the crowded New York life along a central avenue that takes you to the heart of the city, Times Square. Witness the energy, noise, lights, and the crowd of this cosmopolitan part of the city! The park and the city combined in one single experience is a unique opportunity. On this tour, you feel special as you roll by NYC streets on a horse carriage, an old New York tradition and a world culture! Get ready to view and feel the city and its people on this rarely offered opportunity.

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Central Park: Live Guided Bike Tour

6. Central Park: Live Guided Bike Tour

Enjoy a Central Park bicycle tour and discover its most popular destinations, including the Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, the Literary Walk, the Reservoir and more. Take a tour with New York City's largest bike rental and tour company. Ride with a licensed professional tour guide while exploring Central Park. You’ll have the option of renting your bike past the end of the tour to explore Central Park and NYC on your own. Choose from the 4 tours of Central Park that are offered daily. Tours depart at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The tour duration is 2 hours and the distance covered is 5 miles. Possible sights on these tours include: Columbus CircleCentral Park MallBethesda FountainConservatory WaterThe ReservoirConservatory GardenThe Great LawnBelvedere CastleStrawberry FieldsCherry HillThe Balto StatueThe Alice in Wonderland Statue

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New York City: Central Park Zoo and Sightseeing Walking Tour

7. 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.

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New York City: Highlights of Central Park Bike Tour

8. New York City: Highlights of Central Park Bike Tour

Explore the world famous Central Park with an expert. The Guided Bike Tour of Central Park is a must for visitors and native New Yorkers alike. Your fantastic licensed NYC tour guide will ensure that you won’t miss a single historical monument, patch of stunning foliage, famous sight, or hidden gem within this iconic park.   The moderately paced tour is perfect for riders of any skill level, and there are plenty of stops for pictures, questions, or in-depth information about the park. You'll be able to get the most out of your experience since the group sizes are always small. On this tour, you’ll see sights such as: ● Strawberry Fields and the Imagine Mosaic, both tributes to John Lennon ● Bethesda Fountain ● Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir ● Belvedere Castle ● Shakespeare Garden ● And much more...

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Central Park Bike Tour

9. Central Park Bike Tour

Try one of the most fun & exciting ways to experience Central Park. Whether at your own pace or with one of the professionally guided Central Park Tours, you can spend your day gliding over the gentle slopes, spotting the local wildlife and visiting more than 150 Hollywood movie sites. There is a fleet of more than 200 bicycles with an all-inclusive rental package that includes: map, helmet and chain lock at no extra charge. Be fitted with the perfect bike because it will be carried in all types & sizes; whether you want to conquer the park on a mountain bike or enjoy a leisurely ride on a comfort or tandem bike, you can find everything you need right here. The suppliers are located just two blocks away from Central Park, near Columbus Circle. They can also deliver your bike to any major hotel within 5 blocks of our store. When you’re looking for new & unique things to do in Central Park, contact them and reserve your bike today!

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New York City: Romantic Central Park Carriage Ride

10. New York City: Romantic Central Park Carriage Ride

Central Park is probably the most famous and romantic park in the world. If you want to make a unique and special proposal or celebrate an anniversary, this ride is ideal. The tour includes a bottle of champagne to toast the special occasion, a bucket of roses, and pictures to immortalize the event. You are also welcome to pitch your own suggestions to make the ride even more creative. You can choose one of the following cinematic spots for you special moments: • Bow Bridge: The most famous place to propose ever, some people even refer to it as the "Bridge of Love" • Bethesda Fontaine and Terrace: Likely the most recognizable place in Central Park Making a proposal in Central Park is a tradition. A romantic horse-and-carriage ride is the gold standard of Central Park activities. With the aid of a stylish roofed carriage and warm blankets, it is one of the few Central Park activities that can be enjoyed in the rain, and it is also particularly beautiful in the winter time. You are also able to have a special arrangement with a profession photographer to make this occasion unforgettable. The photographer will be ready at the departure point, and will follow your ride whilst taking pictures secretly until the moment of proposal. Once you are done with proposing, the photographer will show up and take further photos. You will then proceed to the carriage together with the photographer. When you arrive at the carriage, you will receive a bucket of roses and a bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. The ride then proceeds to the drop off location, and you will receive your photos after your tour via email.

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What people are saying about Central Park

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 429 reviews

exc the experience! a genius Alex Illaramendi, the guide. He knew a lot and shared everything ... very interesting to go around the city like that and get to know it. On the other hand, we went to Harlem to take the bike tour that afternoon and there was no tour and the one that was available the next day was in English and that was not communicated in the Go Explorer pass app that we lost to use.

Ed was a great guide, personal and knowledgeable. I saw parts of the park I’ve never seen and it was so gorgeous. I’m not a great biker but I did just fine and had a fun experience to put in my memory bank.

Our guide Sylvester was lovely, it was a fantastic way to see Central Park and learn about everything within it, he took some great photos of us too, I would definitely recommend booking this tour

Amazing experience, knowledgeable guide, and a cute horse. They even accommodated the time change. Ty

Our guides were fantastic. Would absolutely use tgem again!