Head to Manhattan’s largest green space on a guided tour of Central Park. See the main attractions of this place that’s so popular with New Yorkers, and learn about its history from an urban planning viewpoint and its iconic role in American pop culture.
What to Expect
Central Park is considered the greatest example of urban planning in American history as well as a masterpiece of 19th century art and landscape architecture. This 2-hour tour covers the park's incredible history from an urban planning and design viewpoint to its iconic role in American pop culture.
Whether your interest is art, celebrities, architecture, music, Hollywood movies, pop culture, food, recreation, scenic vistas, or physical exercise, Central Park has something to offer. It should be a must-see on every visitor's list for New York City.
Scenes from over 320 feature Hollywood films have been shot here, making it the single most popular movie location in the world. The Park was carefully designed to be aesthetically pleasing with nature scenes featuring streams, ponds, bridges, and hills unfolding around every curve.
Your tour route takes in the sites of many well-known Hollywood productions. In addition, the park borders many famous luxury apartment buildings that are home to celebrities, who you’ll hear about during the tour.
One of New York City’s greatest treasures, Central Park is the personal backyard of the many New Yorkers who enjoy its great variety of recreational activity options. Central Park is where city dwellers go to decompress from the stress of urban life, and every year the city celebrates many of its greatest traditions in the park.
In addition to being the location of the finish line of the 50,000 runner-strong New York City Marathon, it is home to many charitable events and corporate race challenges, such as the Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure.
Summer activities in the park include free concerts and live performances by the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera, as well as contemporary music and theatrical performances at the Summer Stage and at the Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
In the winter, a popular activity is ice skating at the famed Wollman Rink. There is literally never a time with nothing to do in this great community resource.
USS Maine Monument, Columbus Circle at the corner of Central Park (Central Park West and 59th Street)
Know Before You Go
• The activity operates regardless of weather conditions
• Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather