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Wollman Rink, Central Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

NYC: Guided Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

1. NYC: Guided Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

Explore the Central Park area of New York on a private horse carriage tour and discover its famous sights. See the popular attractions like Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess and Checker House, The Dairy, and more with a guide. Board a beautiful carriage and pass by the famous Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, and Sheep Meadow. Your guide will tell you the history and other interesting facts about the places during the journey. Click memorable pictures during two photo stops at Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill, also known as the Friends Fountain. You will also discover the Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, The Boathouse Restaurant, Bandshell, and other places.  Experience an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage ride and soak in the beauty of Central Park. 

New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

2. New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

One of New York City's most celebrated sights, Central Park, is a vast green space plum in the heart of Manhattan. With this private pedicab tour you are guaranteed to see more of this oasis than possible on foot. As you travel you will be regaled in stories of the park's highlights, such as the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, John Lennon's memorial. You knowledgable guide is bound to provide you with extra information you might miss if you were doing it alone. There will be more than fifty highlights throughout this experience, which include historical landmarks, movie locations, celebrity apartments, and much more. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at either the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, or the Fifth Avenue Shops.

Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

3. Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

With this ride, you will get the lucky opportunity to witness many of Central Park's historical landmarks from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. This activity is perfect for a romantic promenade or a fun ride with friends and family. The ride takes 40-minutes on a 2.5-mile trail. It has one stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain where you can take some mesmerizing holiday pictures or simply just enjoy the view. During the ride, you will see various landmarks such as The Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess & Checker House, The Dairy, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue/Upper East Side, Literary Mall, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, Boat Pond, The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant, Bethesda Fountain, and much more. The nice park scenery alongside the magnificent views of the city from the park is a must-do during your visit to NYC.

Central Park: Short Loop Horse Carriage Ride

4. Central Park: Short Loop Horse Carriage Ride

Your NYC adventure starts at the corner of 59th Street and 6th Avenue. Following a short trip along the park on 59th Street, your tour will continue into the famous Central Park from 7th Avenue where you will be treated to spectacular views of the city. Here, you will get to stop at a location where the scenery is perfect for taking holiday pictures or simply just take in the gorgeous views for a few minutes. Depending on where you look and what you see, the content of the tour changes. In NYC and central park, people around the US and the world gather in a festive atmosphere day and night, cold and warm! Being on a horse carriage in Central Park where it is possible to have views of the city in the early evening and night is like watching a panoramic view of NYC, and its people. While riding through the park in its nightly dress you will get a chance to view the shiny New York City along a Central Park path that helps you feel the tranquility of the park and the exceptional view of the city at once. The park and the city combined in a panoramic view is a breathtaking sight to behold and a fantastic place to take pictures. Get ready to view and feel the city and its people on this rarely offered opportunity.

New York City: Private Horse Carriage Ride in Central Park

5. New York City: Private Horse Carriage Ride in Central Park

Make the most of your trip to New York City by embarking on a private horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park with a guide. Soak up views of the park's most iconic landmarks, including the famous carousel, Wollman Rink, Bethesda Fountain, Cherry Hill, Sheep Meadow, Literary Mall, and more. Climb aboard your carriage in front of the José Julián Martí Statue. Decide what you want to see and where you want to stop. Ride past landmarks like the Wollman Rink, Central Park Carousel, Chess and Checker House, Dairy Plaza Hotel, Literary Mall, Balto Statue, Loeb Boathouse, and the Lake. Halfway through the ride, take a break at the Cherry Hill Fountain and Strawberry Fields to click photos. This stop is also ideal if you wish to propose or celebrate a special occasion. Continue to see the Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Museum Of Natural History, Dakota Building, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Heckscher Playground, and Columbus Circle. Along the way, hear about the city's history from your guide.

New York City: Central Park Movie Locations Walking Tour

6. New York City: Central Park Movie Locations Walking Tour

Pretend you are Audrey Hepburn for the day as you take a stroll through New York’s Central Park to see locations used in many famous movies, from blockbusters to classic films. The New York icon has featured in hundreds of films throughout the history of cinema. Some, like Audrey Hepburn’s “Breakfast at Tiffany's” will be instantly familiar. Others may be a surprise! For movie buffs, this is the chance to relive moments from your favorite movies. Feed the pigeon's just like Macaulay Culkin did in “Home Alone 2,” discover where characters from “Glee” sang and danced a love song to New York, and stop at Wollman Rink to swoon at sites used in “Love Story” and “Serendipity.” In total, you will visit more than 40 locations. Even if you’re not a big movie buff, this tour will give you a whole new perspective on Central Park.

NYC: Central Park Pedicab Tour

7. NYC: Central Park Pedicab Tour

Travel by Pedicab and enjoy a personally customized tour that ensures you experience the true beauty of the world's most famous urban park. Your 1-hour Central Park experience covers the middle and southern part of Central Park and you'll have the choice of making 2 to 3 stops along the way. Popular stops include the Bethesda Terrace & Fountain, Cherry Hill Fountain (the 'Friends' fountain), the Boat Pond, the Bow Bridge, the Lake, Strawberry Fields & the Dakota building. All stops are optional however some stops are definitely recommended and we'll be sure to mention those. There will be time to stop for short walks, stretching and taking photos, however you will be on the pedicab most of the time for your relaxation and comfort.

New York City: Central Park Walking Tour

8. 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 Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

9. New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

Relax on board a festive lights and movie sites bus in New York City as a local actor guide entertains and informs you throughout this one-of-a-kind sightseeing experience. Experience the festive lights and decorations of Manhattan as they sparkle during the holidays, and spot iconic landmarks as well as some of the city’s hidden gems. Marvel at the famed tree in Rockefeller center where Macaulay Culkin reunited with his mom in “Home Alone 2.” Peek into the brilliant holiday windows at Bloomingdale, Lord and Taylor, and the same Macy's from “Miracle on 34th Street.” Learn where Bill Murray found out his taxi driver was the Ghost of Christmas Past in “Scrooged.” Pass through Central Park and reminisce about the serendipitous moment that John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale had at Wollman Rink in “Serendipity.” Whether you’re visiting New York or looking for a unique holiday experience in your hometown, this sightseeing excursion is sure to spread holiday cheer!

Central Park NYC: Horse and Carriage Ride

10. Central Park NYC: Horse and Carriage Ride

Sit back and relax during a horse and carriage ride after the sun goes down in Central Park. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the park at night as you take in iconic sights and avoid the daytime crowds. Your experience will start on Central Park South at the 59th Street and 6th Avenue Park Entrance, at the horse hack line. Follow a route that covers the Southeast corner of Central Park that includes photo stops along the way. Admire iconic sites such as Wollman Rink, The Carousel, The Balto Dog Statue, Summer Stage, The Boat Pond, The Loeb Boat House Restaurant, and Bethesda Terrace & Fountain. You'll also see The Naumburg Bandshell, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, and The Dakota/Strawberry Fields and Tavern on the Green Restaurant all under the magic of moonlight.

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What people are saying about Wollman Rink, Central Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 533 reviews

I took me and my three children, ages 10 and 7, for a 55 minute carriage ride. Due to traffic we got there a bit late (5 mins) but and the driver finished the route about 5 mins early, so we didn't quite get the full 55 minutes. It was enough given the weather, time of day and the ages of the kids. Personally I was a bit disappointed that the tour references movie locations mostly and nothing much about any of the scultpures or architecture, but the kids liked it and I was only doing the whole thing for them. It's an expensive treat. One I will repeat!

Guide and driver were very good! Full of information about the areas of Manhattan that we visited. The bus was comfortable and they landed several stops where we could get out and explore some of the attractions. They ended the tour in a different area then where they picked us up from but the guide told us which subway line we needed to take to get back to our hotel. All in all a great time!

Prepared driver, kind and non-invasive. Useful tour to test the atmosphere in the park, with stops at famous places.

On time Polite Helpful and informative Would recommend to anyone visiting the area

Rasheed is an excellent host! Highly recommend booking with him. Beautiful park.