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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: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

2. New York City: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

During this ride, you will pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic promenade, or a fun ride with friends and family. You can climb into a lavishly decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horse’s hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, see the John Lennon memorial, and circle the fountain at Cherry Hill. With a knowledgeable driver to regale you with tales of the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. You can view the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, you can pause to snap memorable photos before you then head towards Cherry Hill. Surrounded by cherry and gingko trees, Cherry Hill’s carriage turn finds you where wealthy 19th-century New Yorkers showed off their fine buggies. You can head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and the John Lennon memorial. You will clop by the English lawn-bowling court, admire the bronze statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman, the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. You can then enjoy the views of the legendary restaurant Tavern on the Green.

Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

3. Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

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: Private Horse Carriage Ride in Central Park

4. New York City: Private Horse Carriage Ride in Central Park

Make the most of your trip to New York City by embarking on a private horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park with a guide. Soak up views of the park's most iconic landmarks, including the famous carousel, Wollman Rink, Bethesda Fountain, Cherry Hill, Sheep Meadow, Literary Mall, and more. Climb aboard your carriage in front of the José Julián Martí Statue. Decide what you want to see and where you want to stop. Ride past landmarks like the Wollman Rink, Central Park Carousel, Chess and Checker House, Dairy Plaza Hotel, Literary Mall, Balto Statue, Loeb Boathouse, and the Lake. Halfway through the ride, take a break at the Cherry Hill Fountain and Strawberry Fields to click photos. This stop is also ideal if you wish to propose or celebrate a special occasion. Continue to see the Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Museum Of Natural History, Dakota Building, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Heckscher Playground, and Columbus Circle. Along the way, hear about the city's history from your guide.

Central Park NYC: Horse and Carriage Ride

5. Central Park NYC: Horse and Carriage Ride

Sit back and relax during a horse and carriage ride after the sun goes down in Central Park. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the park at night as you take in iconic sights and avoid the daytime crowds. Your experience will start on Central Park South at the 59th Street and 6th Avenue Park Entrance, at the horse hack line. Follow a route that covers the Southeast corner of Central Park that includes photo stops along the way. Admire iconic sites such as Wollman Rink, The Carousel, The Balto Dog Statue, Summer Stage, The Boat Pond, The Loeb Boat House Restaurant, and Bethesda Terrace & Fountain. You'll also see The Naumburg Bandshell, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, and The Dakota/Strawberry Fields and Tavern on the Green Restaurant all under the magic of moonlight.

New York City: Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

6. 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 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 (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

New York City: Pedicab Tour Through Central Park

7. New York City: Pedicab Tour Through Central Park

This ride takes around one hour on a 3.5 mile trail. During this tour, there are three short breaks. The first stop is at Bethesda Fountain so you can see the magnificent architecture of the Bethesda Terrace Tunnel and the lake. Then, you will stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain followed by a stop at Strawberry Field/John Lennon Memorial. Some other points you will pass by are: Wollman Rink, Dakota Building, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Carousel, Balto Statue, Boat Pond, the Bow Bridge. With a knowledgeable driver to regale with you tales of the park's past, cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk, watch the up-and-down of horses on the Carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, pause to snap memorable photos and then head towards Cherry Hill. Surrounded by cherry and gingko trees, Cherry Hill’s carriage turn finds you where wealthy 19th-century New Yorkers once showed off their fine buggies. Head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and listen as your guide explains its significance when paired with the John Lennon memorial. Clop by the English lawn-bowling court, admire the bronze statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman, and the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini, and enjoy the view of the legendary restaurant Tavern on the Green.

New York City: Guided Central Park Bike Tour

8. New York City: Guided Central Park Bike Tour

Explore Central Park in a unique and fun way with a 2-hour guided bike tour. This trip will take you through the park faster than by foot, thereby giving you more opportunity to see all the sights. With a top-notch guide leading the way, you will not only be shown a comprehensive look of the park, but also given the opportunity for a customized tour that ensures you see all the spots you want to. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, you will see it all. Your guide will also lead the group to visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater.

NYC: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Photos

9. NYC: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Photos

Discover the famous Central Park on a horse carriage ride with an experienced coachman. Learn about the history, famous landmarks, movie locations, celebrity residences, and fun facts surrounding Central Park.  Enjoy two photo stops during the tour. Stop at Cherry Hill Fountain for breath-taking photos, and help feed the horses. Then, stop at Strawberry Fields/The Dakota which are forever linked to the life of famed Beatle, John Lennon. See other famous locations such as Wollman Rink, Balto Statue, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Fountain, The Bow Bridge, Tavern on the Green, and many more.

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What people are saying about Sheep Meadow

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 469 reviews

I took me and my three children, ages 10 and 7, for a 55 minute carriage ride. Due to traffic we got there a bit late (5 mins) but and the driver finished the route about 5 mins early, so we didn't quite get the full 55 minutes. It was enough given the weather, time of day and the ages of the kids. Personally I was a bit disappointed that the tour references movie locations mostly and nothing much about any of the scultpures or architecture, but the kids liked it and I was only doing the whole thing for them. It's an expensive treat. One I will repeat!

Prepared driver, kind and non-invasive. Useful tour to test the atmosphere in the park, with stops at famous places.

It was really very good the driver if he said it like that atakan as was very nice with us I recommend

On time Polite Helpful and informative Would recommend to anyone visiting the area

Rasheed is an excellent host! Highly recommend booking with him. Beautiful park.