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Central Park: Horse and Carriage Ride

1. Central Park: Horse and Carriage Ride

Explore Central Park during this iconic horse and carriage ride around. Discover why it has been the most popular way to see Central Park for so long. Enjoy a choice between a short and long ride that can be taken during the day or in the evening. The carriages are a symbol of pre-modern life, before the advent of motor vehicles. During this time, New Yorkers traveled by horse-drawn carriage, and as a result the horses became as much of a symbol of the city as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Statue of Liberty. Being your ride meeting your driver who will introduce you to the horse. Majestical beings, you can approach the horse and pat time hello. Once you are ready, with a little signal, the horse will trot off to explore the many sights. Clip-clop serenely through the park, listening to the rattle of the wheels, the whinnying of the horse and the tinkling of the harness. Enjoy commentary from your driver who will show you through many attractions scattered around the park. A typical trip takes in the pond, the famous statues, Wollman Rink, the Carousel, Sheep Meadow, the Central Park Zoo, and the San Remo Building, to mention a few. The driver will also point out some of the locations for the many movies that have been filmed in the park. Return back to your meeting point where you can take off back into the park to explore further at your own leisure.

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Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

2. Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic date, or a fun outing with friends or family. Cimb into a lavishly-decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horses' hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, as well as many other famous sights in the park. With a knowledgeable driver to tell you stories about the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. View the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain you can pause to snap memorable photos, before you head towards Cherry Hill. Head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and the John Lennon memorial. Clop by the English lawn bowling court, and admire the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. You can then enjoy views of the legendary restaurant, the Tavern on the Green.

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Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

3. Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique 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. You'll make stops at key places of interest in the park, such as Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. No matter what the 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.

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New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

4. New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

Relax on board a festive lights and movie sites bus in New York City as a local actor guide entertains and informs you throughout this one-of-a-kind sightseeing experience. Experience the festive lights and decorations of Manhattan as they sparkle during the holidays, and spot iconic landmarks as well as some of the city’s hidden gems. Marvel at the famed tree in Rockefeller center where Macaulay Culkin reunited with his mom in “Home Alone 2.” Peek into the brilliant holiday windows at Bloomingdale, Lord and Taylor, and the same Macy's from “Miracle on 34th Street.” Learn where Bill Murray found out his taxi driver was the Ghost of Christmas Past in “Scrooged.” Pass through Central Park and reminisce about the serendipitous moment that John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale had at Wollman Rink in “Serendipity.” Whether you’re visiting New York or looking for a unique holiday experience in your hometown, this sightseeing excursion is sure to spread holiday cheer!

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VIP Central Park Private Horse Carriage Ride

5. VIP Central Park Private Horse Carriage Ride

Enhance your Central Park experience with a narrated, private horse carriage tour and discover its famous sights. Sit back and relax aboard a beautiful and well-maintained carriage. See the popular attractions and get beautiful scenic views along your journey through the famous Park. Pass by Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess and Checker House, The Dairy, Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, The Boathouse Restaurant, Bandshell, and Cherry Hill. Hear plenty of interesting facts about Central Park and its attractions. Take memorable pictures, during two photo stops at Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill (aka Friends Fountain).

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New York: Walking Tour to Central Park Movie Locations

6. New York: Walking Tour to Central Park Movie Locations

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.

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NYC Pedicab Tour: Central Park, Rockefeller, Times Square

7. NYC Pedicab Tour: Central Park, Rockefeller, Times Square

Start the tour at the corner of 59th street and 6th Avenue. Take a relaxing ride through beautiful Central Park, a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Continue along the famous 5th Avenue, where you will spot many notable stores and landmarks along the way. Make your way to the famous Rockefeller Center. Then the ride follows the lights and the glory of the city into the Times Square area. Enjoy watching people from all over the world converge at this iconic location, also known as "The Crossroads of the World." Learn about the history of all these famous landmarks from your licenced tour guide.

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New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

8. 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.

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NYC: Central Park Pedicab Tour

9. NYC: Central Park Pedicab 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 1-hour 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 (the 'Friends' fountain), the Boat Pond, the Bow Bridge, the Lake, Strawberry Fields & the Dakota building. 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.

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Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

10. Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

Our tours are all personally customized to ensure you experience the magnificence of the world's most famous urban park in exactly the way you want. 2 hours is the largest loop of our tours and covers all the main features of the Park, Central Park 'Spectacular' is a customized offer we have several stops a long the way. Popular stops includes the Great Law, Shakespeare Garden, the Belvedere Castle, Turtle Pond, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Cherry Hill Fountain, Alice in Wonderland, The Boat Pond, The Bow Bridge, The Lake, Loeb Boathouse, Tavern on the Green, Strawberry Fields & the Dakota building. All stops are optional however some stops are definitely recommended and we'll be sure to mention those. We do stop for short walks, stretching, and taking photos however you will be on the pedicab most of the time for your comfort.

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What people are saying about Wollman Rink, Central Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 354 reviews

Our guide Sylvester was lovely, it was a fantastic way to see Central Park and learn about everything within it, he took some great photos of us too, I would definitely recommend booking this tour

Alex was friendly and knew just about everything about Central Park! Really liked the warm, fuzzy blanket on a very cold day!

Really enjoyed the trip and found it extremely informative. Would highly recommend it

Guide was fantastic. Have a lot of interesting information. Wonderful!

Armid…A wonderful guide…My wife & I really enjoyed it!!!