Hotels and Tourism

First – Welcome to the Central Park Hotels and Tourism Center, we hope your stay will be an enjoyable one. If you need anything just email the concierge.

Now, to continue with our tourist seminar, a few general tips:
New Yorkers are a naturally cheerful, helpful people. They are generally happy to be of assistance. Just speak slowly, don’t make any sudden moves and never go near them while they’re feeding. They can smell fear. They are also impressed if you at least try to speak their language. The trick is to figure out what that might be.  Hotels: Of course New York City boasts some of the finest hotels in the world. But if you’re looking for the best of the best, nothing can beat staying in a hotel near Central Park.

Tip Guide: In New York, like the rest of the U.S., gratuities are not included in the service check. Waiters, waitresses and bartenders can receive from 15 to 20 %, Taxis: 15% of fare, bellhops: $1 per bag, coat check: $1 per coat. Don’t pretend you don’t know! This insures good service, good karma and good vibrations.

NYC supports over 150 museums, each open to the public. Check your tourist guides or call ahead for specific hours.

The 6,400 miles of sidewalks of NYC mean tired feet, especially to those used to driving everywhere. Sightseeing is not a fashion show – wear comfortable shoes.

You may rent bicycles and skates in and around Central Park. Tourists should not attempt cycling or skating on city streets as it can be quite dangerous. Just ask the bicycle messenger you just helped up.

The Staten Island Ferry Terminal is next to Battery Park where the boat to the Statue of Liberty docks. The ferry provides a wonderful view of Manhattan and is FREE to ride. Take a picnic lunch. This is far superior to waiting on line forever for the boat to Liberty Island.

Always plan an emergency meeting place or message center for your group. Make sure it’s a bar.

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!


Contact Us

Contact Info

5th Ave. 
New York, NY, 10028

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