Central Park is the gem of New York City. In the middle of all of the noise, steel, and asphalt, Central Park is a 1 1/2 square mile oasis of landscaped scenery loaded with lakes, scenery, sports fields, picnic areas, fountains, and playgrounds. And its home to one of the most excellent art museums in the World, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, and the Central Park Zoo.
There are almost 60 miles of paths inside the park, and just walking around the park perimeter is almost 7 miles. That can use up your vacation time real fast. Here are some better ways to see the park. Book online and get extra discounts with this link 10% Site Wide Discount use coupon ” 10NOW”.
Horse and Carriage Rides
Pick up your carriage from the intersection of 59th Street and 6th Avenue across the street from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, then ride along the cobblestones on Central Park South. These are private rides. Carriages carry up to 4 adults or 2 adults with three children. The horses can’t sell tickets, or the drivers either! Advance ticket purchase is required.
Ride On Horseback
Book a one or two hour horseback ride. The one Hour Ride travels the Bridle Path as far as the Jackie Onassis Reservoir then turns back, the two-hour tour goes all the way around. Helmets are provided, and a guide will be with your group throughout the trip. Advance tickets are required. Tack is your choice of Eastern or Western. The horses are gentle enough for a beginner.
Rent a Bicycle
Rent a 24-speed Cannondale bicycle by the hour or day. All rentals include helmets, bike bags or baskets, locks and a map of the Park. Bikes are available in Men’s, Ladies, Kids, Tag-A-Longs, and Tandems. Ask for a map of Manhattan bike paths if you want to leave the park.
Take A Bike Tour
Two-hour small group tours of Central Park with licensed guides are available. Bicycle rental is included, and you can keep the bike all day for a small additional fee. Book in advance as groups are small. Dutch, German, Spanish, and French tours are available also.
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Don’t want to pedal yourself? Rent a pedicab and driver. Your pedicab holds up to 3 moderate size adults. Plan 3 to 5 stops along the way, or let your driver make suggestions. Don’t miss photo ops of the Angel Fountain at Bethesda Terrace or John Lennon’s memorial at the Strawberry Fields.
Book a 2-hour walking tour in small groups with an NYC licensed tour guide.
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You can cover a lot of ground on rollerblades, and you’re not limited to the park. Daily rentals (24 hours) include the blades, helmet, and padding (wristguards, elbow pads, knee pads).
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