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Central Park Walking Tour

Visit the must-see sites and find the hidden gems of New York’s beloved Central Park


Due to the unusual tourism situation currently developing, we have temporarily suspended this tour.

ABOUT THE Central Park Walking Tour

The 2-hour New York Central Park Tour will help you to find the best sites in New York’s sprawling inner-city park. You’ll leave the hustle and bustle of New York behind as you stroll over the Bow Bridge, through the Bethesda Terrace, and over to the John Lennon memorial Strawberry Fields. We'll show you both the famous sites and hidden gems, tell you the park's fascinating stories, and of course, take you to the spots for perfect photos.


The Central Park Tour starts at the golden statue in Grand Army Plaza and usually ends in Strawberry Fields Memorial.


An oasis in the heart of New York New

New York’s Central Park sprawls over an impressive 800 acres, so unless you have all the time in the world, you might need help finding the best parts! Locals and visitors alike love visiting Central Park, as it offers calm in the otherwise chaotic city. You’ll love strolling past the Ramble woodland trails, along the lake with the iconic Boathouse, and through famous patches like the Sheep’s Meadow. See our blog piece for some of the animals you might even come across!

Iconic New York landmarks

While it might be hidden away from the noise and bright lights of the rest of New York (see our Midtown Tour to be part of the action), Central Park still boasts its share of major landmarks. Keep your cameras at the ready as we walk over the iconic Bow Bridge, across the Bethesda Terrace Arcade (with its incredible acoustics) and past the famous Belvedere Castle, which literally means “beautiful view”.

Historic and modern culture in the park

There is no shortage of culture in Central Park! You’ll likely find some talented buskers as you walk through Bethesda Terrace Arcade, but the park also features the famous Delacourt Theater (home to Shakespeare in the Park), and we finish our tour at the touching John Lennon memorial, Strawberry Fields. While it’s supposed to be a silent area, you’re sure to find some talented Beatles fans playing a song or two.

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Your Central Park Walking Tour starts in Grand Army Plaza (Manhattan), on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue, next to the golden statue of William Tecumseh Sherman

  • Stroll across the iconic Bow Bridge
  • Take pictures of the impressive skyline surrounding Central Park
  • Hear the amazing acoustics of the Bethesda Terrace Arcade
  • See the boats out on the lake
  • Remember John Lennon at the famous Strawberry Fields
  • Find peace and quiet along the Ramble woodland trails



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local Licensed English-speaking guide
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  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Children under the age of 13 can join free
  • Wheelchair accessible
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