The Sights & Secrets of Central Park: Discovering the Treasures of the Park with a Local Guide
- Want to visit Central Park but not sure where to go? This guided tour covers all the highlights
- Hear the history of the park, from the native community driven from their homes, to how the Sheep Meadow got its name
- Along the way, your local guide will point out famous spots from TV and movies, like Home Alone 2, Ghostbusters and Breakfast at Tiffany’s
It’s hard to know where to go when you get to Central Park. This vast space holds so much history and so many beautiful photo spots (not to mention one of the most-visited museums in the world), but it can be hard for outsiders to access. You certainly can’t cover it all one trip. Traveling with a local, you’ll see all the best spots while learning the history of the park. From sights of immense cultural importance to scenic backdrops for photos, famous movie locations or just good places to chill out, this is a great way for visitors and city-dwellers alike to get a taste of Central Park. You'll meet your guide in front of the Pulitzer Fountain and give you a short intro to the history of the park. Spanning 843 acres, it has a lot of attractions that only locals know about, which is why our guides are all NYC Natives. Your guide will show you how to navigate the park then take you on a tour of our favorite spots. You'll soak up the best views of the skyline from the Gapstow Bridge, stroll down the tree-lined Literary Walk, take a few pictures at Bethesda Fountain surrounded by rowboats and horse drawn carriages, connect with history at Strawberry Fields (and sing along with the local musicians), and even stop by one of the most popular spots in the world to get engaged - just let us know beforehand if you want to pop the question. The tour will finish at 72nd street, the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where you’ll find amazing shopping and great restaurants to cap off your hike through the park. Sites Visited: - Pulitzer Fountain at the Plaza Hotel - Central Park Gate - Gapstow Bridge - Lamp posts navigation - Wollman Rink - The Dairy - Sheep Meadow - Literary Walk - Robert Burns statue - Bandshell - Bethesda fountain & tunnel - Boat pond - Cherry Hill fountain - Daniel Webster statue - John Lennon’s “Strawberry Fields”
- Guided walking tour
- Expert local guide
- Entrance to a ticketed site or activity
- Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
- Infants up to 3 years are free of charge
764 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
This tour meets at the Pulitzer Fountain by the Plaza Hotel located in Grand Army Plaza near 59th st and 5th Ave.
- While never expected, tips/gratuity are always appreciated
- Please note that guests must arrive 10 minutes before tour departure time
- 15 April 2019 - 01 November 2019: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays at 3:00 PM
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