Central Park
Golden autumn at Central Park, New York City
Golden autumn at Central Park, New York City

Central Park Tours and Tickets

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The heart and soul of Manhattan, Central Park is 843 acres (341 hectares) of green space featuring running paths, a boating lake, ponds, a zoo, fountains, statues, gardens, and a skating rink. New Yorkers and visitors alike have gathered at this National Historic Landmark year-round since 1857 to enjoy a respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle.

  • 50 85th Street Transverse, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10028

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Lynn_W, Oct 2023
Great Central Park Experience!
Took a two-hour tour with John, he was an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable and a good sense of humor. The cab was clean and he was waiting for us at the pick up spot when we arrived. This was a great way to experience Central Park.
Carl_R, Nov 2023
Great way to see Central Park
A great way to see Central Park taking in all the key sights and landmarks. Would highly recommend. And it was fun too.... Chris our guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be with.
monique_m, Nov 2023
Walk, Learn and have Fun!
Micheal is a wonderful tour guide...lots of fun and interesting stories to tell about the history (past and present) of Central Park and all the fascinating sights long the way. Highly recommend this tour...you will not be disappointed!
barbaralasiter, Nov 2023
I love NY
Johnny is an excellent driver! Such a great time. Learned so many things about Central Park. Went above and beyond
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Central Park hours of operation?
Central Park hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
People Also Ask
Q:How much is a carriage ride in Central Park?
A:There are a few horse-drawn carriage operators around Central Park—prices tend to hover anywhere from $90–$120 for 30 minutes. There are all sorts of specific tours to choose from, including small-group tours and private tours, 30-minute tours and 2-hour tours, filmed tours, light tours, holiday tours, and more; prices vary by tour.
Q:Are Central Park carriage rides worth it?
A:Whether or not Central Park carriage rides are worth it depends on your interests. If you value seeing the country’s most famous city park the way it was intended—by horse—and want a slower, more romantic way to take in sights like Wollman Rink, Belvedere Castle, and Bethesda Fountain, then yes, Central Park carriage rides are absolutely worth it.
Q:What is the best way to see Central Park?
A:At half a mile (0.8 kilometers) wide and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long, you could see Central Park on foot; but you might have a better time on two wheels, traveling via bicycle like many locals do. That way, you’ll save time navigating between the park’s most iconic spots, like Wollman Rink and Bethesda Fountain.
Q:How long does it take to walk through Central Park?
A:At 843 acres (341 hectares) and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long, it takes most visitors about an hour to walk Central Park’s length. That being said, if you want to stop and see famous sights like Bethesda Fountain, Wollman Rink, or Belvedere Castle—or just zigzag its half-mile width—you’ll need considerably more time.
Q:Is the Central Park Zoo free?
A:No, the Central Park Zoo is not free. Adults are $13.95; $19.95 includes access to the 4D theater. Children (3–12) are $8.95; $14.95 for 4D theater access. Seniors (65+) are $10.95; $16.95 for 4D theater access. Unlike the Bronx Zoo, the Central Park Zoo does not run fee-free days.
Q:How much do you tip for a carriage ride in NYC?
A:NYC carriage ride operators are largely accustomed to standard American tips—that means 15 to 20% of your ride fee, or roughly $10 to $30. Cash is required and smaller bills are ideal; tips are not included in your ride fee or booking. Tips of any size are not technically required, but they are always appreciated.