This gorgeous landmark, Central Park, hosts over twenty-five million visitors each year, and this memorable journey will take guests through the 1.3 square mile masterpiece designed and landscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead. Marvel at various foliage, buildings, and bridges as your expert guide leads you to sites such as Belvedere Castle and the International Garden of Peace honoring John Lennon. Make sure to bring a camera to capture each plot of growing flowers and plants that have been very deliberately arranged.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour Stop at Central Park
Arguably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a manmade wonder. Set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers, musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year. One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.
Drive By Belvedere Castle
Named for the Italian meaning "beautiful view," Central Park's Belvedere Castle offers park goers exactly what its name implies. With its two balconies, it supplies wonderful panoramic views that include some of Central Park's most beautiful and famous landmarks: the Delacorte Theater, the Great Lawn, the Turtle Pond and the Ramble.
Drive By Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields is a living memorial to the world-famous singer, songwriter and peace activist, John Lennon. This tranquil section of Central Park was named after one of Lennon's favorite songs, "Strawberry Fields Forever." Recorded in 1966, the song's title comes from an orphanage in Liverpool, England where Lennon used to go to play with the children. His aunt, who raised him, disapproved but he insisted it was, "nothing to get hung about." Hence, the song's famous lyric.
Tour Stop at Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare gardens, created out of reverence for the bard, can be found throughout many locations in both the US and Britain. Of these gardens, one of the most famous is that found in Central Park, where it is located at West Side and 79th street.
Drive By Wollman Rink
Central Park's Wollman Rink is the perfect place to create such enchantment.
The skating rink, open from late October to early April, is less than a five-minute walk from the south entrance of W. 59th Street and 6th Avenue.
Drive By Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
Officially named the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in 1994, the Reservoir is famed for the 1.58 track that encircles the 106-acre body of water. This favorite jogging spot of Jackie O, Bill Clinton, and a number of other influential people covers approximately 1/8th of the Park and hold over a billion gallons of water.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
This two hour excursion will make for an enjoyable morning or afternoon, and is an excellent way to see one of the city's favorite areas. The tour departs from 203 West 58th Street.