Discover Central Park’s Secrets & Highlights On A Guided Tour Of The Park’s Southern Region
Central Park Secrets & Highlights Summary:
- 2.5-3 hrs. (approximate) guided walking tour (2.25 miles/3.62 km)
- Learn the vast history behind NYC’s beloved playground
- Learn intriguing Central Park “secrets”
- See the John Lennon “Imagine” Memorial at Strawberry Fields
- Explore of a vast section of Central Park’s southern half
- Experience nature and wildlife in this spectacular man-made oasis
- See beautiful architecture throughout the park
- Incredible photo ops are everywhere!
- History, sculptures, architecture, landmarks, nature, wildlife, lakes, meadows, forests, lawns, pop-culture, amazing photo ops, a zoo…You get it ALL!
This urban Park is undeniably, one of the most famous, in the world! This enormous, 843-acre, man-made oasis is even larger than the Principality of Monaco! Moreover, it is the ultimate playground for New Yorker’s and visitors alike. More than 25 million people visit Central Park, each year! Many consider Central Park to be one of the finest, most beautiful public parks, in the entire USA!
Often referred to as “Lungs of the City”, it overflows with beauty and nature. Here, you’ll find acres of lush green lawns, colorful plants and trees, woodsy areas, wildlife, public gathering spots, romantic alcoves, fun activities, park performers, lakes, and so much more! It’s a paradise for photographers, lovers, children, outdoorsy types, bird-watchers and anyone with an appreciation for nature, wildlife, art, beauty and fun times. With so much to explore and experience here, it’s no wonder that Central Park ranks high on the list of NYC’s “MUST-SEE” locations!
Central Park has been featured in many television shows and movie productions. Sex And The City, When Harry Met Sally, Maid In Manhattan, Serendipity, Enchanted, Stuart Little, Wall St, Home Alone 2-Lost In New York, and Ghostbusters are just a few of the hundreds of productions filmed here!
What To Expect:
2.5-3-hrs. (Approximate duration) Guests walk 2.25 miles/3.62 km (Approximate distance) along paved pathways, up and down medium grade levels and over some uneven terrain. The walk is at a leisurely pace.
Wonderful photo opportunities exist throughout the park. Guests will be given time to snap photos throughout the tour. The Guide will also be happy to assist with photos, if desired.
The tour begins near the southwest corner of the park. Winding it’s way northeast, you’ll see some of Central Park’s most beautiful bridges, archways and picturesque spots while learning its the Park’s history, secrets and pop-culture. Eventually, the tour concludes northwest of the tour’s starting point, ending near Strawberry Fields. Here, you will see the heartfelt “Imagine” mosaic, a memorial tribute to the late singer/songwriter/musician, John Lennon. Additionally, you’ll see the Dakota apartment building, former home of the music legend and to many other celebrities.
What’s Not Included:
- Transportation to the tour’s meet-up location or from it’s ending location
- Food/beverages purchased en route during the tour
- Suggested, optional gratuity for the Guide (Generally, 15-20% of tour’s full purchase price)
Best Time Of Year To Visit Central Park:
Seasons In Central Park
A visit to Central Park should be on your “must-see” list. Undoubtedly, it is one of New York City’s most treasured gems! A guided walking tour of Central Park’s secrets and highlights is a delightful experience in any season and highly recommended. Still, here’s what you can expect in Central Park, throughout its various seasons:
Spring: Visitors slowly begin to return. Green buds reappear throughout the park. Azaleas, tulips, cherry blossoms and magnolias are just some of the awesome blooms that welcome visitors. Colorful flowers, singing birds, fragrant scents of reemerging greenery and comfortable temperatures, make this an ideal time, to visit. Surely, your experience will delight all senses!
Summer: This is the heart of the busy tourism season. Colorful hydrangeas, irises, phlox and sweet-smelling roses are a small handful of the many beautiful blooms that spring to back to life during this season. Butterflies and hummingbirds have also returned. Picnics, boating, special events and loads of fun outdoor activities are available to enjoy amid the lush green and now bustling park. Park temperatures can be hot and humid.
Fall: Expect cooler temperatures and less crowds. Colorful sunsets and brilliantly colored foliage of fiery reds, vibrant oranges and brilliant yellows abound. Undoubtedly, a visit to Central Park in the fall will leave you with many photographic memories to cherish!
Winter: Temperatures can be quite cold and tourist crowds are non-existent. A serenity falls across the Park which few get to experience. Lakes may have frozen over and tree branches may have dangling icicles. Additionally, bridges and pathways may be blanketed in a coat of freshly fallen snow. Central Park can be storybook beautiful, in the winter.
Tour Location & Additional Information:
Tours begin near Columbus Circle. The exact location will be provided upon ticket purchase. Please note the tour concludes in a different location than it’s starting point.
This tour is recommended for all age groups. Although conducted at a relaxed walking pace, it is NOT RECOMMENDED for those with physical limitations as the tour is led over uneven terrain, narrow passageways, hills, grassy surfaces, dirt and/or gravel paths.
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Winter In The Park
Springtime In The Park