Explore the most famous urban park in America!
Explore Central Park with a guide on a 2. 5-hour walking tour that covers all the highlights. See landmarks such as the Literary Walk, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and the Alice in Wonderland statue. You'll also hear how the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created this urban masterpiece.
See the contrast of natural beauty-- lawns, meadows, lakes, and more-- contrasting with the city of skyscrapers around it. And as you along, you will forget that the city is there. Plus, numerous amazing photo opportunities.
Discover why Central Park has been called "one of the greatest works of art in America"!
Your walking tour will start at the infamous Plaza Hotel and continue on through Central Park. Your guide will show you all the highlights of the park at a leisurely pace. You will learn the amazing history of this massive park, with historic photos for reference.
Central Park sites you may see include: Grand Army Plaza, The Pond, Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Gapstow Bridge, the Central Park Zoo, Delacorte Clock, The Dairy, Literary Walk, The Mall, the Bandshell, the landmarked Bethesda Terrace, the lake and Boathouse, the Conservatory Water, Alice in Wonderland statue, the Ramble, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, and Strawberry Fields. . . in addition to beautiful historic and modern buildings around the park!
As you walk, the tour guide will point out the highlights of the park (from the well-known to the smaller secrets), take your questions, and show you the best photo spots. You will never see New York the same way again!
Tour ends on the Upper West Side.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Tour meets at Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue
End Point Options: Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Tour usually ends on Upper West Side. Options for ends include Tavern on the Green, the Dakota, Natural History Museum or other nearby areas.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Guide will provide directions to meeting spot by public transit and taxi/Uber.
Private transportation to meeting spot can be arranged on special request.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
All tours are designed for exploration on foot, the truly local way to experience NYC, using public transit or Uber where needed. A driver to the starting location can be arranged on request, if absolutely necessary, or I can accompany you in your vehicle.