The New York City Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 55% off admission to over 85 attractions and…
Visit the American Museum of Natural History, the most interactive natural history museum in the world. Upgrade to a Super Saver ticket to include…
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architectural masterpiece located on New York’s Museum Mile, housing one of the world’s finest collections of…
Hop on board a sightseeing bus to discover the city that doesn’t sleep. Hop on and off as many times as you like with ticket options valid for 1, 2,…
Explore Central Park and Manhattan by bike! Experience New York City's major tourist attractions at your own pace with a personal bike rental,…
Enjoy a bike ride in Central Park with a licensed guide. See popular destinations, including the Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields and others.
Marvel at the the world's most famous park on a 45-minute horse-drawn carriage ride loop around Central Park. Your itinerary includes a stop at…
Discover the iconic New York landmark of Central Park with a former park employee. This casual 2-hour walking tour is professionally guided, and is a…
Rent a bike for a day and explore Central Park with the aid of a map that's included with the rental. See much more by bike than you could on foot.
Top sights in New York City
New York's most celebrated park is a favorite among locals looking to jog, sun-bathe, walk the dog, and a lot more besides, but it boasts an array of attractions to keep tourists and families happy too! Here are five highlights.
The Lake is the scenic location of so many landmarks that no visitor should miss rowing its waters past the Bethesda Fountain, Wagner Cove, and beneath the Bow Bridge.
As well as the main Central Park Zoo and Children's Zoo, there's the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. You can't visit the latter alone, but check online for guided tour schedules!
Bring 2 forms of ID to this quirky castle for a free discovery kit. Check out the view over The Ramble's meandering trails and streams, then venture forth to discover its wildlife!
If you're visiting New York over the colder months, there's no need to avoid the outdoor park. Its ice skating rink has become of the city's most iconic winter attractions!
Confused? You have every right to be! Located across from where John Lennon was murdered, the Strawberry Fields Memorial is now a designated quiet zone.
Although the park is open daily from 6:00AM to 1:00AM, specific areas and attractions differ. Be sure to check the hours of your intended attractions online or, alternatively, book a guided tour to guarantee covering its best bits!
There are many Subway stations within walking distance from Central Park, but the ones directly across from park entrances are 72nd Street, 81st Street - Museum of Natural History, 86th Street, 96th Street, 103rd street, and Cathedral Parkway (110th street) on the B and C lines; as well as 59th Street - Columbus Circle on the A, B, C, and D lines; 5th Avenue/59th Street on N, Q, and R; and Central Park North on the 2 and 3 lines.
- When should I visit?
- The park is open from 6:00AM to 1:00AM daily.
- Is it expensive?
- Free to stroll through, but attraction tickets vary.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- This attraction is within walking distance from many hotels in city, and also reachable by public transport!
- Additional information
- ** Check attraction times and prices in advance to get the most out of your visit!*
What people are saying about Central Park
We found the pass to be worth it when we added up the costs of what we did and what it would have cost to do them by paying separately. The pdf information the pass provided on the 100 included attractions was most helpful and maybe we could have gotten that from other sources but it worked out well for us to plan our itinerary from the list of things the pass would pay for. Not all of our activities that we did in NY were covered, but that still was OK. You need to calculate how much you think you're going to do on your trip to determine if it's good for you. We did not feel like we were running all over to do things to make it worth it, but we were busy most days all day long.
Was my first visit to NY! I’m 60 & had wanted to go to Central Park since I was a kid, had a great time walking through the park! The carriage ride was the best carriage ride I’d ever taken anywhere! I hope if DeBlasio still plans to take the carriage rides away that he rethinks it! One day I’ll return to NY & look forward to another carriage ride! Nice that citizens like Liam Neeson have some backbone to voice their opinion & support the people who provide the carriage rides, our guide was very good & made our ride the best part of my vacation!
The Guggenheim is a marvelous place and we saw some great art and enjoyed some first-rate people watching too. But there's no reason to buy tickets in advance. You can't "skip the line." You get in the normal admission line, show the codes on your phone, and they print you a regular paper ticket. Fortunately the line was short, but it's hardly a timesaver to buy the tickets in advance. Annoying.
Loved the museum. The soul improvement would be the actual ticketing. The line was full, yet, there were workers assigned to help season ticket holders who were not helping with the “regular line.” At my home museum the season tickets holders have priority in the queue. There is also no benefit on buying a ticket in advance as I had to be in the same line as everyone who did not have tickets.
Vitali had us in awe of his knowledge of the park. He also was fun from the minute we met right up to taking the time to drop us off at Century21 for some shopping. Vitali ensured we had plenty of photo moments and even took some for us. I cannot speak highly enough of Vitali's service. Thankful to have met him.