Romantic Ideas

Central Park, by its very nature, is one of the most romantic spots in New York City. Soon after entering the park you feel your pace slow, a certain edginess leaves your body and your mind can wander just a bit. At the same time you are able to focus that much better on the person strolling at your side. Tree branches interlace the sky and you follow walkways that stretch ahead in soothing curves; you’ve left behind the hard angles of avenues and the harsh reality of cement. Here your perception is filtered through a lens of diffuse clarity; your senses heightened, reflexes relaxed. The park becomes the perfect place for heartfelt declarations and, perhaps, subtle seduction.

Picnic in the Park – Pack a picnic lunch or light dinner, or have one prepared at one of the many specialty food shops that ring the park. Add a bottle of sparkling cider and toast the sunset from any one of the many lovely spots the park provides for blanket spreading. A favorite spot is Cherry Hill, just west of Bethesda Fountain. There you can relax on a gentle slope overlooking the lake and watch the rowboats glide along the glassy surface. Or just wander around and find your own favorite spot.

ConservatoryGarden – Try a visit to the Conservatory Garden, a secluded Eden just east of the North Meadow. Take a seat under one of the flowering trees, for an added touch try reciting a poem, from memory if possible. Yes it’s a bit corny, but it works. As long as you don’t choose Dr. Seuss.

Walks – Take a walk through the Shakespeare Garden and then check out the view from Belvedere Castle. Stroll along the Mall up to Bethesda Terrace. Strawberry Fields, the North Meadow – the park offers endless possibilities for simply walking hand in hand and exploring the landscape.

Rowboats – Try something classic – rent a rowboat at the Boathouse and row around the lake. Take a tour of the western end of the lake, north along the ramble or south around Wagner cove. Or just float about and marvel at the skyline as the sunsets over the West Side of Manhattan.

Ice Skating – Ice skating in Central Park is easily one of the most picturesque and romantic, activities to be enjoyed on a winter’s night. Feel the cold tingle of New York’s crisp winter air, listen to the music, and take in the incomparable surroundings as you glide (gracefully or not so) around the rink. Then share a hot chocolate and critique the other skaters from the terrace overlooking the rink.

Concerts in the Park – Virtually every musical genre imaginable is featured at sometime and someplace during the summer months in Central Park. These include free performances by the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera on the Great Lawn, Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield and the concert series at Naumburg Bandshell. What could be more romantic than relaxing on a blanket on the Great Lawn, listening to the New York Philharmonic and staring up into the sky.

Dinner in the Park– Take a walk through the park and finish with a surprise dinner at the Boathouse Restaurant, but make sure to call ahead to check on reservations.

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Walking Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The walking tour covers all most beautiful sights of the southern half of Central Park. You will walk through some of the 58 miles of trails the park has to offer passing a lake, rocky outcrops, bridges, arches, sculptures and more.
This tour takes you off the beaten path to sights both the bikes and pedicabs cannot reach - book here.

Bicycle Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The bicycle tour provides a complete journey through 843 acres of Central Park, guaranteeing that you will see the most out of any tour available. Your tour guide will provide background information, historical insight, and point out some of the most photogenic sites for you to capture photos!
This tour covers about six miles in a casual, smooth pace with lots of stops for walking and photos. It's the ultimate way to discover Central Park - book here.

Pedicab Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The most comfortable way to explore Central Park. No need to walk or peddle - just sit, lay back and enjoy beautiful views and insightful commentary.
This is a private tour for you and your party. A complete, relaxed, and personalized experience of Central Park. You can choose from 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours tour options.  Custom pick up/drop off spots are available too - book here.

Combination Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The Combined Pedicab & Bicycle Tour is ideal for parties when one part part prefers to ride their own bikes, and another part prefers the comfort of the pedicab – on this tour all the group will stay together and have stops for walking and group pictures - book here.


About Central Park

Find all the information you need to enjoy your visit to New York City's iconic Central Park.


Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!


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