Explore the heart and soul of Manhattan on Central Park tours! Discover 843 acres of picturesque green spaces featuring running paths, a boating lake, ponds, a zoo, fountains, statues, gardens, and a skating rink with a licensed guide in tow. The national historic landmark can be explored on walking, pedicab and Central Park bike tours. Choose from a plethora of options that include small-group as well as private tours and admire its many attractions like Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more! The perfect spot for a laidback picnic, Central Park New York tours guarantee a refreshing break from Manhattan’s concrete jungle.
One of New York’s biggest attractions, Central Park tours are immensely popular and more than 35 million people visit the park annually. The park lies in Uptown Manhattan and is one of the largest in NYC separating the Upper East Side from the Upper West Side.
Officially completed in 1873, the park was constructed to provide public green space to New Yorkers to escape the chaos of the city. Central Park is featured in many blockbuster films like Wall Street, Kramer vs. Kramer, Maid in Manhattan, Ghostbusters, and Uptown Girls.
The best time to visit Central Park is during the fall and spring seasons. The weather is pleasant and all the trees in the park come alive with vibrant hues. Also, exploring the park is easy while relishing the beauty around.
Central Park is accessible through public transport. If you are taking the subway, the A, B, C, D and 1 trains stop at Columbus Cir which is the southwest corner of the park. You can take the 4, 5 and 6 lines to access the Upper East Side of the park. If you are traveling by bus, you can take the M1, M2, M3 and M4 bus routes that cross the park along 5th Ave/Madison Ave.
The most popular activity to do at Central Park is to have a picnic in Sheep Meadow, located on the West Side of the park. You can play frisbee with your friends toss soccer balls around and have a fun time with your folks. Another fun thing is to take a stroll to the Conservatory Garden located on the East Side. You can also visit the Strawberry Fields near the entrance at the West, and check out the Belvedere Castle, cross the romantic Bow Bridge and spend some time at the Bethesda Terrace.
Central Park is home to several souvenir and gift shops. You can check the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store to shop for distinct New York products.
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