Discover an Iconic Urban Treasure with a Central Park Walking Tours
Explore one of the most beloved man-made parks and a gem cherished by locals and tourists.
The lung of New York City. A breath of fresh air for our beloved Manhattan. Central Park is a gem that locals and visitors to NYC cherish. This great urban park offers lakes and streams, ball parks and concert venues. It’s home to restaurants, iconic sculpture, historic buildings, notable architecture and 840 acres of not-to-miss sights. Taking one or more of the Central Park walking tours offered by tour companies and the City of New York is a fantastic way to discover this NYC treasure. Several new and established businesses, along with NYC cultural organizations and park services departments, offer walking tours of Central Park.
Free Tours by Foot
Free Tours by Foot organizes free Central Park walking tours. If you’re looking for New York City activities that will let you enjoy the most popular attractions while keeping your budget in check, try these tours. They’re actually pay-what-you-like tours that cover the lower and middle sections of Central Park. There’s a monthly calendar on Free Tours by Foot’s website that outlines the various free or donation-based group walking tours, along with a selection of for-fee walking tours.
All tours tell the epic tale of Central Park, New York City’s great green oasis. The tour traversing the southern part of the park near Park Lane Hotel takes you on meandering pedestrian paths that passes ponds, crosses bridges, and opens up to magnificent skyline views. It stops in Strawberry Fields, a living John Lennon tribute, and visits legendary sites including Grand Army Plaza, The Mall and Literary Walk, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and Sheep Meadow.
A walking tour of the middle section of Central Park puts you inside an area so splendid and lush that you might just forget you’re in the heart of a major metropolitan mecca. On this tour, walk in front of the striking American Museum of Natural History and then dive in to explore castles, wild and rambling meadows, the Ancient Egyptian obelisk, The Delacorte Theatre (home to Shakespeare in the Park), Cleopatra’s Needle, Belvedere Castle and The Great Lawn.
Central Park Conservancy
The Central Park Conservancy presents the official Walking Tours of Central Park. The Conservancy presides over our world-famous park, which showcases 136 acres of woodland, 150 acres of water and 250 acres of lawn - all of it man-made! There are 4 visitors’ centers in Central Park where you can get information about the walking tours (The Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop, Belvedere Castle, Chess & Checkers House and Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.)
The tour traversing the southern part of the park near Park Lane Hotel takes you on pedestrian paths that passes ponds, crosses bridges, and opens up to magnificent skyline views.
Walking Tours of Central Park as presented by the Central Park Conservancy are free and kid-friendly. They’re accessible and anyone needing assistive listening systems can obtain these helpful services. Discover historic houses, sprawling greens, picturesque bridges and more on these popular tours.
Add to the memories of your New York City visit by taking one or more of these Central Park Walking Tours. Contact our hotel staff if you need help selecting a tour.
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