Flowering Crabapple (Malus floribunda)

Crabapples Crabapples are popularly known as “jewels of the landscape” and given their ability to excite the senses throughout the year it is no surprise that they have earned such a sobriquet.  There are few plants on the landscape that create greater intrigue or visual impact during all four seasons than the flowering crabapple.  From the first pearly buds of spring to the spectacular floral displays of early summer the trees entice us with their ability to entice our imaginations and confound our expectations.  Mid-summer fruit transforms slowly until it is revealed spectacularly by the falling leaves of fall.  Then the arrival of winter accents the fruit, branches and exquisite outline created by the tree’s shape.

Perhaps the most magnificent stand of extant “vintage” crabapple trees in New York City parks grows here in the Conservatory Gardens of Central Park. Here, two allées (tree-lined paths) form boundaries between the formal gardens, each panel with a distinctive style and heritage. The trees are nearly 30 feet tall and form an arching canopy above the stone walkway and benches beneath. In the winter and early spring, the branches reveal their twisted, craggy, encompassing architecture. In the spring and summer the space beneath the trees is like a tunnel, where sound and light are muted and air is stilled by the surrounding blossoms, flowers, and leaves.  It is thought that these trees are the originals planted in the original Garden in 1937.

Whatever their pedigree these stands of trees form one of the most idyllic scenes to be found anywhere in Central Park, especially in mid-summer, when the benches that line them can be found occupied by any number of park visitors who, while only scant yards from Fifth Ave., are sure miles away in their minds.

Conservatory Garden

One of the hidden wonders of Central Park is the Conservatory Garden at Fifth Avenue and 105th St. A secluded oasis, just a few steps down from one of the City’s busiest thoroughfares; the garden offers a fragrant respite from the gasp and clatter of the urban afternoon.

Central Park Bike Tour

  • Our bicycle tour has been ranked as one the top 5 things to do in Central Park by TripAdvisor. It is the only tour that covers the entire length of Central Park and it provides an excellent overview of the whole park.
  • The tour takes approximately 2 hours and it includes various stops along the way. On those stops, you can park the bicycle and go for a short stroll along some of the most stunning views of Central Park.
  • Including Bethesda Terrace, Strawberry Fields, The Bow Bridge, Balto and many more. In addition, you will also visit some of the hidden places in Central Park - the Ravine, the secret waterfall and of course our team’s favorite - the Central Park Ramble!
  • 2 Hours - $53 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Pedicab Tour

  • Allow one of our experienced tour guides to show you the beauty of the park from the back of a pedicab. Those iconic NYC pedicabs are one of the best things to do in Central Park!
  • Sit down and relax while your tour guide tells you about the history of the park, architecture, interesting trivia and of course points out the exact location of all those blockbuster movies filmed in Central Park
  • Reserve either 1 hour or 2 hour guided pedicab tour. If you are already in the park, don’t worry, we can send the tour guide to pick you up from one of the many designated pick up zones inside Central Park.
  • 1 Hour - $53 - 2 Hours - $89 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Bike Rental

  • Biking in Central Park is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the park and do it at your own pace.
  • You can pick up your bike from one of our convenient locations around the park. In case you are already inside the park, no worries, we can send our concierge to deliver the bike(s) to one of the many designated bike zones inside the park. At the time of booking, we will direct you to the nearest bike pick up station in the park.
  • Pack some light snacks and a water bottle, take one of the park maps we provide. When reserving your bike rental, you will have an option to include an audio guided tour.
  • 1 Hour $15 - 2 Hours $20 - 3 Hours $25 - All Day (9am -7pm) $40
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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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