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NYC: Guided Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

1. NYC: Guided Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

Explore the Central Park area of New York on a private horse carriage tour and discover its famous sights. See the popular attractions like Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess and Checker House, The Dairy, and more with a guide. Board a beautiful carriage and pass by the famous Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, and Sheep Meadow. Your guide will tell you the history and other interesting facts about the places during the journey. Click memorable pictures during two photo stops at Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill, also known as the Friends Fountain. You will also discover the Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, The Boathouse Restaurant, Bandshell, and other places.  Experience an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage ride and soak in the beauty of Central Park. 

New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

2. New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

One of New York City's most celebrated sights, Central Park, is a vast green space plum in the heart of Manhattan. With this private pedicab tour you are guaranteed to see more of this oasis than possible on foot. As you travel you will be regaled in stories of the park's highlights, such as the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, John Lennon's memorial. You knowledgable guide is bound to provide you with extra information you might miss if you were doing it alone. There will be more than fifty highlights throughout this experience, which include historical landmarks, movie locations, celebrity apartments, and much more. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at either the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, or the Fifth Avenue Shops.

NYC: Private Central Park Horse Carriage Ride with Guide

3. NYC: Private Central Park Horse Carriage Ride with Guide

Embark on a classic New York City experience on a private horse carriage ride in Central Park and the city streets. See iconic sights like the Wollman ice skating rink in Central Park and Saks Fifth Avenue, depending on which ride you choose. Sit back and relax on your New York City horse carriage ride. Choose one of three ride options, depending on your schedule and preferences. In Central Park, let your driver take you to some iconic landmarks, including the famous carousel, the Tavern on the Green restaurant, Bethesda terrace and fountain, and more. Learn about the history of the park and all sorts of related trivia from your local guide, who is more than happy to share their extensive knowledge about this NYC treasure and highlight historical landmarks. On the city ride, hear the clip clop of the horse's shoes as you make your way down Fifth Avenue to see the bright lights, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more.

New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

4. New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City with a private pedicab tour in Central Park. Be accompanied by a professional photographer to capture your experience as you visit the highlights of the park including Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Bow Bridge, and Pilgrim Hill. Meet your guide and set off on your exploration of New York's iconic Central Park. Learn more about the history of this green oasis amongst the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan from your guide, as well as some fascinating facts. Head to the Bethesda Fountain, which is amongst the most recognizable features of the park, most notably from the movie Home Alone 2. Ride across the Bow Bridge and arrive at Strawberry Fields, located across from the Dakota Building. Explore this 2.5-acre landscaped area dedicated to John Lennon. For movie lovers, be sure to keep an eye out in the many areas of the park featured in some of the biggest Hollywood productions and popular TV series. See the bridge from the modern Christmas classic Elf, as well as the remote control boats from Stuart Little.  Throughout your adventure, a professional photographer will be on hand to capture your journey, with numerous photo opportunities at the famous spots you will see.

NYC: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (up to 4 Adults)

5. NYC: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (up to 4 Adults)

Experience the allure of Central Park as you embark on a horse-drawn carriage ride, passing by a multitude of historical landmarks. This activity is ideal for a romantic promenade or a joyful outing with friends and family. Step into a lavishly decorated carriage, complete with plush seating, and let the clip-clop of the horse's hooves transport you through the park's captivating scenery. With a knowledgeable driver to guide you, prepare to be immersed in the park's rich history. Cruise by the Dairy, a place where New York's children once gathered to obtain fresh milk. Catch a glimpse of the magnificent horses on the carousel and admire the statue of William Shakespeare. Pause at the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, allowing for memorable photo opportunities before continuing towards Cherry Hill. Surrounded by cherry and gingko trees, Cherry Hill serves as a picturesque location where wealthy 19th-century New Yorkers showcased their elegant buggies. Ascend to the hilltop and discover the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, paying homage to John Lennon. Clop by the English lawn-bowling court, where you can admire the bronze statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman and the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. Take in the breathtaking views of the legendary Tavern on the Green, adding to the charm of your experience. Join us for a captivating horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, where historical landmarks and natural beauty combine to create an unforgettable adventure. Immerse yourself in the park's ambiance, capture cherished memories, and discover the allure that has captivated visitors for generations.

New York City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

6. New York City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

Admire Central Park's iconic highlights on a guided tour in a horse and carriage. Hear interesting facts behind some of New York City's beloved sights, including the Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill Plaza. Choose the VIP option to enjoy a few photo stops along the way. After meeting your guide, begin your horse-drawn tour of Central Park. See the Ice Rink, Fifth Avenue, and the Plaza Hotel, where Kevin stays in "Home Alone 2." As you ride, listen to the history and trivia behind the monuments from your guide. Choose the VIP option and make a stop at the iconic Bethesda Fountain and take incredible pictures with the fountain as your backdrop. Continue to Cherry Hill Plaza for another stop to explore the famous "Bow Bridge" and "San Remo" towers. Marvel at "Billionaire's Row" and see the Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon. Then, head toward the south end of the park and admire the famous buildings on the Upper West Side as well as "Tavern on the Green" restaurant. Finish your tour at the departure point.

NYC: Central Park Pedicab Highlights Tour

7. NYC: Central Park Pedicab Highlights Tour

Travel by Pedicab and enjoy a personally customized tour that ensures you experience the true beauty of the world's most famous urban park. Your 1hr. Central Park experience covers the middle and southern part of Central Park and you'll have the choice of making 2 to 3 stops along the way. Popular stops include the Bethesda Terrace & Fountain, Cherry Hill Fountain (Aka. the 'Friends' fountain), the Boat Pond, the Bow Bridge, the Lake, Strawberry Fields & the Dakota building. 2Hr. Pedicab Tours will go further up in distance with additional stops at Alice in Woderland statue, the Castle, Shakespeare Garden & the Reservoir. All stops are optional however some stops are definitely recommended and we'll be sure to mention those. There will be time to stop for short walks, stretching and taking photos, however you will be on the pedicab most of the time for your relaxation and comfort.

NYC: Guided Standard Central Park Carriage Ride (4 Adults)

8. NYC: Guided Standard Central Park Carriage Ride (4 Adults)

With this ride, you will get the lucky opportunity to witness many of Central Park's historical landmarks from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. This activity is perfect for a romantic promenade or a fun ride with friends and family. The ride takes 40-minutes on a 2.5-mile trail. It has one stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain where you can take some mesmerizing holiday pictures or simply just enjoy the view. During the ride, you will see various landmarks such as The Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess & Checker House, The Dairy, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue/Upper East Side, Literary Mall, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, Boat Pond, The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant, Bethesda Fountain, and much more. The nice park scenery alongside the magnificent views of the city from the park is a must-do during your visit to NYC.

New York City: Central Park Movie Locations Walking Tour

9. New York City: Central Park Movie Locations Walking Tour

Pretend you are Audrey Hepburn for the day as you take a stroll through New York’s Central Park to see locations used in many famous movies, from blockbusters to classic films. The New York icon has featured in hundreds of films throughout the history of cinema. Some, like Audrey Hepburn’s “Breakfast at Tiffany's” will be instantly familiar. Others may be a surprise! For movie buffs, this is the chance to relive moments from your favorite movies. Feed the pigeon's just like Macaulay Culkin did in “Home Alone 2,” discover where characters from “Glee” sang and danced a love song to New York, and stop at Wollman Rink to swoon at sites used in “Love Story” and “Serendipity.” In total, you will visit more than 40 locations. Even if you’re not a big movie buff, this tour will give you a whole new perspective on Central Park. The tour is also offered in Spanish, French and German via an optional audio translation guide, in conjunction with our live English-speaking guide. More details and information about downloading this optional free service will be included in tour confirmation emails. You must download the app in advance prior to arriving for the tour.

New York City: Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

10. New York City: Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour tour of Central Park by Pedicab 1-Hour Tour (half of the park) If you would like to get familiar with the basic places of interest in Central Park, take a ride on a 1-hour pedicab tour through New York City's famous park. Visit Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Summer Stage, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on Green, and more. You'll see it all! No matter what season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass. 2-Hour Tour (whole park) (2-hour tours are not possible in winter time because of cold temperatures.) See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique 2-hour pedicab tour. Your tour guide will show you the sights of Central Park and tell you about its history as you travel at a leisurely pace. There are 5 stops on the 2-hour tour. Each stop is around 5-7 minutes, where you walk to see the sights up close. Some of the sights you’ll see on your 2-hour pedicab tour include: Strawberry Fields The Dakota Cherry Hill Bethesda Fountain Bow Bridge SummerStage Sheep Meadow Tavern on Green The Reservoir Alice in Wonderland The Great Lawn Delacorte Theater Metropolitan Museum of Art The Obelisk The Boathouse Turtle Pond American Museum of Natural History San Remo Belvedere Castle

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What people are saying about Tavern on the Green

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4.8
(600 reviews)

It was a beautiful experience traveling around the park with our guide John and Magnolia. John is great at what he does, making sure we were well informed and stopping at intervals for us to take pictures. Kudos to John for a memorable day!

Our guide, Max, was great! We saw so many landmarks in Central Park and he kindly took our photos during the stops. Highly recommended if you are wanting to get an overview of Central Park in an efficient manner.

Moni was an excellent tour guide. He had lots of great information and we had a really enjoyable tour.

the tour guide made it more entertaining and full of knowledge

Great experience, knowledgeable guides, fun photo spots.